8 Fort La Tour on Harbour Passage Trail in Saint John, Canada

A major historic site you will encounter along the Harbour Passage Trail is Fort La Tour. Originally called Fort Sainte-Marie, this was a fur-trading post established in 1631 by Frenchmen Charles de Saint-Étienne de La Tour. La Tour was a two-time Governor of Acadia. He earned his wealth buying animal pelts from Aboriginal people and selling them to Europeans. This archeological site on Portland Point has been reconstructed as a tourist attraction.


Fort La Tour, 124 Chesley Drive, Saint John, NB E2K 1K7, Canada


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