Société des musées du Québec

Chauvin Trading Post

Seasonal opening

Kéroul accessibility rating

Accessibility rating : Partial access.


Founded in 1600 by Pierre de Chauvin de Tonnetuit, the Tadoussac Trading Post bears witness to the birth of New France. In this place of commerce, Aboriginals and Europeans not only traded goods, they also shared knowledge and values. Did you know that the Chauvin Trading Post is a replica of the very first structure built according to the plans drawn by Samuel de Champlain?

Museum experiences

  • Witness the birth of the colony by exploring the secrets of the first trading post in New France.
  • Learn all about fur trade and relive the contacts between the First Nations and the Europeans through a playful and interactive exhibition.