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.