Traplines and Traders

1846 Fort

Grades 4-6

Hunt for furs! Build a travois! Make a good trade! Explore a map!

In this interactive program your class will follow the path a pelt takes to get from Fort Edmonton to the York Factory. Your class will tour the Fort with hands-on activities to learn the history of the fur trade in Canada and Fort Edmonton’s role in it.

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Curriculum Links

Social Studies

4.1 Alberta: A Sense of the Land 

4.2 The Stories, Histories and People of Alberta

5.1 Physical Geography of Canada

5.2 Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada