David Thompson Brigade At The French River Visitor Centre

Have you ever imagined what it was like 200 years ago during the fur trade era? What it would be like to paddle the Canadian rivers in a Voyageur Canoe?

The 2010 David Thompson Brigade is travelling the same waterways as the fur traders and explorers. The Brigade started its travels at Fort William Historic Park in Thunder Bay on July 8, 2010 and is scheduled to end in Montreal on August 22, 2010. Visiting more than 20 communities along the way, the Brigade will celebrate Canada’s fur trade history and honour David Thompson, the greatest land geographer that ever lived.

On August 3rd and 4th the David Thompson Brigade are scheduled to arrive and set up camp at the French River Visitor Centre. The days’ events will include the arrival and welcoming of the Brigade; a ceremony to receive a large birch bark canoe from Dokis First Nation; crafts and a voyageur encampment.

Please note that paddling across Canada is not always predictable as to schedule. If you are interested in seeing this event please contact the French Visitor Centre (705-857-1630) a couple days prior to the scheduled arrival.

Click here for more information on the David Thompson Brigade