The Beaver Post
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The Beaver Post is a contemporary Trading Post situated in north western Ontario. The Trading Post is a familiar part of Canada’s history. It was an important link to goods and civilization for many of the early fur traders, settlers, and northern Native communities.
Today The Beaver Post provides a fascinating and creative link with the past way of life. Here you will find many of the traditional goods found in trading posts of the past such as native crafts and unique items which are often as useful as they are decorative.
Located on Hwy 17 120 km. west of Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada, this traditional style Trading Post first opened for business in the spring of 1984. The Beaver Post brings the past and the present together in a distinctive historic atmosphere. Ever since it first opened The Beaver Post has had a strong focus on authentic Canadian made goods such as Native Crafts, Moccasins, Art, Clothing, Knives, Jewelry and gifts.
Prior to the opening of The Beaver Post Gary Gartshore had owned and operated Algoma Arts and Crafts and the Gartshore Gallery on Queen St., in Sault Ste Marie. During this period in the early 1970’s Gary became friends with, and had several art shows for Native Artist Norval Morrisseau. Having shows at the Sault Public Library and later the Gartshore Gallery.
In 1993 The Beaver Post established and operated the Fort William Trading Post at Old Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay Ontario and operated it for 5 years.
If you are driving on Hwy 17 west of Thunder Bay drop in and enjoy a cup of our gourmet coffee from The Great North West Coffee Co. and brows our large selection of unique, quality Native crafts, Art and handmade products.