MNO Council takes part in a voyageur canoe tour on the Trent-Severn Waterway

Submitted by: Christa Lemelin, MNO Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council Chair

Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council_Canoe tour on Trent-Severn Waterway
The MNO Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council
citizens pose for a picture on the Trent Severn waterway.
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The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council (PDWMC) citizens recently had the opportunity to join the Canadian Canoe Museum for a one-of-a-kind voyageur canoe tour on the Trent-Severn Waterway in Peterborough.

While paddling in the 36 foot Montreal canoe, the citizens were lifted atop the Trent-Severn Waterway by the Peterborough Lift Lock—the world's highest hydraulic boat lift, and were offered a spectacular view of the city. Tour guides Jaqueline Brown and Dave Taylor taught the citizens about the basics of paddling, the types of paddles commonly used by voyageurs and recited stories of the voyageur life.

Paddlers were also encouraged to try and keep up with the speed and effort that was put forth by their ancestors. Unfortunately, these modern day voyageurs were tired after only 30 seconds of hard paddling!

The MNO PDWMC would like to thank the Canadian Canoe Museum for the wonderful and unique experience. 

Published on: August 19, 2016

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