250 Fort Road
Sturgeon Falls, ON
Welcome to one of West Nipissing's finest attractions!
The Sturgeon River House Museum, located on the west bank of the Sturgeon River, was established in order to promote, conserve and enhance the culture and particularly the heritage of the population of the Municipality of West Nipissing.
The Museum's permanent exhibit consists of many interesting artifacts, examples of traditional snares and bush shelters, information on the remarkable fur-bearing animals of the north, a fascinating video on the creation of birch bark canoes, and so much more. Also, step back in time within our trading post replica to get an authentic feel for Ontario' rugged past. This exhibit is a tribute to the northern spirit of survival.
The West Nipissing Francophone Pioneers Exhibit is a temporary exhibit putting into perspective the colonisation and of francophone pioneers in the communities of Cache Bay, Crystal Falls, Desaulniers, Field, Lavigne, River Valley, Sturgeon Falls and Verner during the years of 1880 to 1939. The goal of the exhibit is to inform the public on the popular culture and social history of the West Nipissing pioneer families. Come and discover the era of the pioneer days.
Within the museum, you will find a Souvenir and Gift Shop filled with unique items such as hand painted cards, portraits, dried flower arrangements and homemade soaps and other memorable keepsakes.
Inner court Area
Enjoy a family picnic outdoors under a party tent or in our picnic area fronting the beautiful Sturgeon River. You will find a workable Blacksmith Shop known as La Forge Charles, the Duquette Icehouse where blocks of ice are stored throughout the year and the Maison Major, our old pioneer style home. An open-air stage is available for outdoor concerts or plays.
Four Season Walking Trails
The Museum boast four (4) kms of low impact walking trails though provincially significant wetlands. Enjoy an interpretative trek to the natural cranberry bogs and to the waterfowl lookout overlooking beautiful Lake Nipissing.
Banquet Hall and Boardroom
The Banquet Hall is available for all special occasions, meetings and conferences. A fully equipped kitchen and bar facility are at your disposal or you may wish to have your event catered by the Museum staff.
The Boardroom, located on the second floor, consist of a kitchenette area and of seating arrangements accommodating 15 to 25 persons. Audio-visual equipment is available at an extra cost.
Boat Launch and Docking Facilities
The Museum offers boat launching with access to the Sturgeon River for a minimal cost. A seasonal pass may also be purchased. Docking facilities are available for tourists arriving by waterway and for use during special events such as our annual fishing tournament.