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The NorthWest Voyageur Company > Sun Peaks

Paddle your Adventure

Paddle into the past on the serene waters of McGillivray Lake on a canoe trip. Your voyageur guide points you towards Tod Mountain and you begin paddling in unison. Stroke, stroke, stroke! You’ll be amazed at how quickly you glide when working together as a team.

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Paddle into the Past

Paddle into the Past

As you paddle back through time, the cry of the loon echos through the mountains. Hear stories of BC’s first explorers, the French Canadian Voyageur. Read a hand-drawn map by a famous cartographer, so accurate even modern day technology cannot improve upon it. You’ll follow the same easy scenic route those first explorers once travelled over 200 years ago. Learn about original explorers to the area such as Alexander Mackenzie and the McGillivrays — the namesake of the lake.

First Nations – First Canoes

The First Nations people were the original architects of the birch bark voyageur canoes. They paddled at 55 strokes a minute and carved the first paths through the mountains. Voyageurs once paddled these same birch-bark canoes, while your canoe trip takes place in a 30-foot replica.

Have Fun While You Uncover the Past

This is an historical canoe trip worth taking with family and friends. It’s time out in nature, sharing stories of our fabled history, connecting with loved ones and making new friends.

Learn about Canada’s connection to the term Mad as a Hatter as you explore the waters trappers and fur-traders once plied. Discover how a fashion statement almost lead to the extinction of Canada’s iconic symbol, the beaver. Hear stories of the original North West Company, which was later taken over by the Hudson’s Bay Company.

Bring the whole gang along to Sun Peaks Resort to experience life as a voyageur. This is a BC canoe trip for all ages, and possibly one of the best in Canada.

Sights and Tastes

Learn to paddle a canoe as part of a team, then celebrate your successful voyage with a feast reminiscent of those enjoyed by our first pioneers.

Wildlife Abounds

This bustling eco-system is home to the iconic wildlife you’d expect in Canada. Keep your camera close as you watch the shores for moose, elk, and white-tailed deer. At dusk, it may appear like the lake is boiling. It’s not… it’s the trout celebrating the end of another day with their surface dance. You don’t want to miss these photo ops.

Feast in the Forest

Once you’ve worked up an appetite it’s time to head ashore. Gather with your group at the McGillivray Lake Outpost. Step inside a rustic log cabin overlooking the water for a gourmet meal. You’ll delight in Canadian-inspired ingredients that change throughout the season. Taste First Nations bannock, and enjoy the flavours of cedar planked salmon. Bite into barbequed pork belly and savour the triple berry compote. The feast is a delectable way to finish up your voyageur canoe adventure.