fur trade game

Fur trading is an important part of Canadian history, but not everyone lived in a fort! Communities, like the Mission of St. Albert, were established and provided a place for families to live and support the fur trade by supplying food, furs and horses. At the chapel children discover what the fur trade was all about through an interactive role playing game where they earn beaver pelts to trade at the local trading post for items that will help ensure they survive an 1800’s Alberta winter.

Curriculum Links: Fur Trade, Stories about Alberta, Aboriginal Peoples


We’re a non-profit organization, and program fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.

  • We charge a minimum class fee based on 14 students
  • $5.25 per student


We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.

Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to: Arts and Heritage St. Albert, Suite #200, 20 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB  T8N 1E4

For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or registration@artsandheritage.ca

Information and Policies


Total Time

1.5 hours


Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Social Studies


Father Lacombe Chapel