Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to search

On Saturday, September 12, 1964 the Trust unveiled a provincial plaque in front of the Hudson's Bay Staff House on Front Road in Moose Factory to commemorate the Hudson's Bay Company's historic trading post.


The second oldest post of the Hudson's Bay Company was built at the mouth of the Moose River by Governor Charles Bayly in 1673. That early fortified establishment was captured in June,1686, by a French expedition from Montreal under the Chevalier de Troyes, and renamed St. Louis. Though restored to Britain in 1713 by the Treaty of Utrecht, the post was not re-established until 1730-32. Largely destroyed by fire in December, 1735, it was rebuilt over the following two years. Long the Company's principal establishment on James Bay, its isolation was ended in 1932 by the completion of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway to Moosonee.
Explore our Online Plaque Guide

Explore our Online Plaque Guide

Search from over 1,200 provincial plaques in this database and learn more about the people, places and events that have helped shape Ontario’s history.