Mike's french lumberjack heritage was helpful throwing axe at Fort William. The Fort was built to scale to recreate the North West Company's headquarters and was the hub of the fur trade where they were traded for goods. We met Scottish fur traders, French voyageurs, farmers and aboriginals and ate Scottish cakes grilled on the kitchen's open fire, they were all in costume and character when they spoke to you. We were very impressed with how authentic it was.
They traded for valuable fur pelts which were weighed and pressed into bundles to be shipped to Montreal.