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Outdoors: Shopping back in time

Fur trade in our region brought many settlers and helped to establish communities
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The trading post has deep roots in Algoma Country; both the Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company set up trading posts along the trade route in our region.

For those who aren’t quite sure of the purpose of a trading post, it was a place where people traded goods, but also a place for people to meet and exchange news of the world, or just from their home country. The fur trade in our region brought many settlers and helped to establish communities.

And with early settlers also came businesses, like general stores. Old-fashioned general stores are one-stop shopping for local residents living in remote areas.

In Algoma Country, we still have general stores that offer this nostalgic type of shopping with modern conveniences.

The stores and posts offer quality products, some locally made, and necessities you need during your stay, or purchase items to commemorate your trip.

- Heather Bot

Read more about the unique stores in Algoma.