The Sturgeon River House Museum, located on the west bank of the Sturgeon River, promotes and preserves the cultural and natural heritage of the Municipality of West Nipissing. The Museum presents the fur trade era from 1623 to 1879, and pioneer life in West Nipissing between 1878 and 1939, along with cultural contributions among groups in the region.
Hours and Pricing
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday to Monday: Closed
General Admission: $4 + tax
Guided tours: $6 + tax
Getting in touch
We offer activities and host events for all ages. Follow us on Facebook to hear about the latest events at the museum.
At the Museum
Go back in time and enjoy a family picnic at the Museum’s Inner Courtyard by the Sturgeon River. Here you’ll also find LaForge Charles, a workable blacksmith shop, the Duquette Icehouse, and Maison Major, a pioneer-style home.
Take home a locally made or regionally-themed souvenir to mark your memories at the Museum’s gift shop.
Stop by for a tour, sign up for a workshop or attend one of our many fun-filled community events at the Museum!
Theodore Fouriezos Wetlands Park
Explore the Theodore Fouriezos Wetlands Park – a 1-kilometre low-impact walking trail by natural cranberry bogs and scenery overlooking Lake Nipissing. Want to try something different? Rent snowshoes for the trail in the winter.
School and Group Tours
Contact the Museum today to book your school or group tour visit, or have the Mobile Museum to come to you!
Cost: $6 per person
Choose the location and we’ll bring you hands-on educational exhibits that encourage participants to play and learn about nature, animals and our region’s pioneers.
Launch on the Sturgeon River from the Museum.
Season Pass – Resident: $43.20 | Non-resident: $48
Day Pass – Resident: $7.20 | Non-residents: $8