More info: https://www.tiboatmuseum.org/canoe/
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.
No refunds will be provided for cancellations that are made within 72 hours of booked departure date, for late arrival of participants, or for “no shows”.
At its own discretion, and for any reason including weather, the Museum reserves the right to cancel any trip, and issue refunds.
We have 2 canoes. Only 8 seats per canoe are available. Book early.
For ages 4 and over. No experience necessary.
– Minors 10 to 17 years of age are permitted, unaccompanied, provided a parent or guardian signs the prescribed waiver form.
– Minors under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
– Children under 4 years of age can ride free of charge, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who holds a valid ticket.
– For safety reason, infants who are unable to walk and sit unassisted are not permitted onboard.
– 30 minutes – registration and briefing
– 45 to 60 minutes – on the water
*All participants must arrive at the Museum Boathouse at least 30 minutes before departure time.
Book early – Very limited seats!
On the following dates only:
Thursday, July 1
Friday, July 2
Saturday, July 3
Saturday, July 10
Sunday, July 11
Friday, July 16
Saturday, July 17
Thursday, July 22
Friday, July 23
Sunday, August 1
Monday, August 2
Thursday, August 5
Friday, August 6
Friday, August 13
Saturday, August 14
Saturday, August 21
Thursday, August 26
Friday, August 27
Saturday, September 4
Sunday, September 5
– Hand sanitizer
– Sanitized Voyageur canoes
– Sanitized Personal Flotation Devices (PFD/Life Jackets)
– Sanitized paddles
– Sanitation of all guest-handled equipment and boats
– Social distancing measures implemented on the dock and while aboard the canoes
– Briefing of safety procedures and protocol will be provided
– Procedures in place if someone becomes symptomatic on tour
– Masks and hand sanitizer available for everyone on tour (You may also bring your own)
– Protection from the sun (hat, sunscreen, other protective clothing
– Drinking water
– A mask, if you prefer to use your own
– Insect repellent