• The North West Fur Company was created in 1783 in opposition to the Montreal Fur Company and the Hudson Bay Company.

  • This company originally began in 1774 made up of Montreal businessmen Simon McTavish, Isaac Todd, the Frobishers and James McGill.

  • The North Westerners took their business to Native American which was a key advantage to their business.

  • The North West Company and the Hudson Bay Company had an intense rivalry that almost led to warfare between the two.