Ville de Montréal
Ville de Montréal
Group of Archivists of the Region of Montréal
Chapter 5 IntroductionHochelaga 1500-1642Ville-Marie 1642-1665Heart of an Empire 1699-1763Small French Town 1665-1760Conquered City 1760-1800British Commercial Takeover 1800-1850Industrial City 1850-1896Canada's Metropolis 1896-1914North-American City 1914-1929Depression and War 1930-1945Modern City 1945-1960Québec's Metropolis 1960-1992ConclusionQuizEducational Resources

The expansion of
the fur trade

Uncertain years

Snow Shoe Club.
Snow Shoe Club Commemorative Cup / Robert Hendery.
Snowshoes had long been the Amerindians' means of winter locomotion. Since snowshoes were well adapted to the topography and climate, Europeans adopted them early on. It was in the early 1840s that snowshoeing became a leisure and sports activity. In 1843, the English founded the first snowshoe club, the Montréal Snow Shoe Club.
Source : Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, 1996.Ds.34.