Voyageurs were French Canadian settlers who engaged in the transportation of furs by canoe during the fur trade years (primarily in the 18th and early 19th centuries).
Paddling 34-foot canoes that were made from the bark of large birch trees stretched over a white cedar frame, these heroes were regarded as legendary and have a fascinating story of folklore and music. Come experience a Voyageur paddle adventure!
Departing from the Boathouse, visitors will paddle replicas of the full size voyageur canoes with experienced guides in voyageur costume.
Your tour will feature a lively exploration of nearby islands and river pathways, with a focus on the historical aspects of river life and travel by Indigenous peoples as well as early European settlers.
The “gouvernail” (instructors and guides) will give paddling instruction, share historical information about the construction of the Voyageur Canoe, and animate historical tales with stories and secrets of River life centuries ago.
Only $15 per person!
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Monday, August 3, 2020
Friday, August 7, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Thursday, September 6, 2020
We ask participants to show up 30 minutes prior to departure.
The website link for registration and information is http://www.tiboatmuseum.org/canoe
Hours of Operation: Boat Departures at: 10:00am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:00pm
Event Date: Aug 2, 2020 - Sep 6, 2020
Phone: (613) 382-8484