In the summer of 2019, we will be rolling out our Heritage Tour, aimed at familiarizing our clients with the Fur Trade Period, the life of Voyageurs and the role the Voyageur Canoe played in the Canadian History. You will have a chance to try your skills at paddling the Voyageur Canoe replica at the Toronto Islands, wearing the Voyageur Costume and sing a canoe song. This is a fun and educational experience, delivered in a simplified format for our growing clientele of international students.
Are you looking for something special to do in Toronto? Perhaps, something cultural and truly Canadian activity. Try our reenactment tour to learn about the Fur Trade Era of Canada. re-enacting the courier de bois fur trading days Dress as a Voyageur, from the historical period and paddle along the Voyageur Canoe replica. The Voyageur Canoe and Voyageurs played an important rule in mapping the area that we now call Canada. The Voyageur Canoe is a unique a truly Canadian invention that was used to transport goods along the Canadian highways of the past - lakes and rivers. The people, mainly French-Canadians, who were paddling these canoes were called Voyageurs. They used to paddle all day long for a few month in a raw to trade european merchandise for beaver pelts with the native peoples. During their stops, along the way, some of them would acquire a native wife. Their descendants are called Metis people who now use the Voyageur Canoe as their logo.