Temagami Post 1834

The first Hudson's Bay post on Lake Timagami was established on the south shore of Timagami Island in 1834 under Chief Trader Richard Hardisty, the father-in-law of Lord Strathcona. It was essentially an outpost of the Company's larger establishment on Lake Timiskaming in the Ottawa Valley. Temagami (originally Timagami) was not a large centre of trade and, in its early days, was abandoned several times. However, in these instances, the consequent establishment of rival traders induced the Company to reopen the post. In the 1870s, it was moved to this site on Bear Island.


Near the site of the former post, Bear Island, Lake Temagami

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Nipissing

Municipality: Municipality of Temagami