Beaver Hills House

Spring Field Trip

1846 Fort

Grades 4 & Up

It is 1846 at Amiskwaskahegan, Beaver Hills House. The fur trade is shaping connections across the land. Do you have what it takes to make it to York Factory before winter?

Explore how First Nations, Métis and fur traders lived during the height of the fur trade. Through fun and engaging activities, learners will immerse themselves in the life of people in the Saskatchewan District. From work to family to trading, this place was home to many, who survived and thrived in this district. 


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Curriculum Links

Social Studies

4.2 The Stories, Histories and Peoples of Alberta

  • 4.2.1: appreciate how an understanding of Alberta’s history, peoples and stories contributes to their own sense of belonging and identity
  • 4.2.2: assess, critically, how the cultural and linguistic heritage and diversity of Alberta has evolved over time 

Grade 5

5.2 Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada

  • 5.2.1 appreciate the complexity of identity in the Canadian context
  • 5.2.2 examine, critically, the ways of life of Indigenous peoples in Canada
  • 5.2.3 examine, critically, ways of life in New France
  • 5.2.4 examine, critically, ways of life of the fur traders


7.1 Toward Confederation

  • 7.1.1 appreciate the influence of diverse Indigenous, French and British peoples on events leading to Confederation 
  • 7.1.2 appreciate the challenges of co-existence among peoples
  • 7.1.3 compare and contrast diverse social and economic structures within the societies of Indigenous, French and British peoples in pre-Confederation Canada
  • 7.1.4 assess, critically, the economic competition related to the control of the North American fur trade