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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 18, Number 7, May/June 2006

Experience the voyageur adventure!

This year, secondary students are visiting Fort Langley National Historic Site for a school program with a difference. The Voyageur Adventure is a fun-filled package that combines a thrilling paddle in majestic 35-foot fur trade canoes and an interactive visit to Fort Langley National Historic Site. The pilot program is a package created by Fort Langley National Historic Site and Voyageur Adventures Company, who have offered adventure-based learning through unique historical canoe programs for five years.

Experienced guides lead the two-hour canoe adventure, instructing students in safety and paddling on a quiet channel of the Fraser River. Students not only learn to work as a team to maneuver the big canoes, they hear stories of the voyageurs and learn how the fur trade operated across Canada.

At the fort, participants explore the site through a 90-minute program, discovering how First Nations and a small Hudson’s Bay Company trading post played a significant role in the story of Canada.

The Voyageur Adventure is offered this spring and fall. Contact Fort Langley National Historic Site for more information or to book call 604-513-4777.

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