The first attempts at breeding mink in Canada took place between 1866-67 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Foxes were first raised for fur in Prince Edward Island (PEI) in Canada in 1895.
By 1913, PEI had 277 fox farms and then by 1923, there were 448. Fur farming was originally found primarily in the Maritimes, but eventually spread to Ontario and Quebec. Today, fur farms can be found in most provinces.
Featured at the top of the page is a photograph taken by William A. Gumming in 1914 depicting "Taylor's Silver Black Fox Co., Ltd. in Montague, Prince Edward Island".