Overnight Voyageur Program

1PM - 12 Noon the following Day - Sept-Oct & May-June

Travel back to the year 1816 and live the life of a North West Company voyageur in our signature immersion program! This is experiential learning at its best, where students get into costume and into role as they work alongside the Fort's inhabitants, learn new skills, and make new friendships. Novice voyageurs will help with chores on the farm, apprentice under one of the Fort's artisans to craft a memento to take home, visit the nearby Ojibwa encampment, and learn the workings of the fur trade from seasoned fur traders. And in the spirit of the voyageurs, participate in games and challenges that motivate and encourage team work. As evening approaches, the entire brigade will dine as welcome members of the Fort community. It's a hands-on trip back in time that brings history to life and leaves a lasting memory for teachers and students alike.

Fees: $60 per student / $30 per chaperone

Fees are inclusive of:

  • Accommodation in one of our modernized heritage buildings with common room, showers and bunks, or in voyageur (canvas) tents
  • Costumes
  • Historic meals
  • Program activities
  • Pre-visit Manual for Teachers
  • Multi-media kit with lesson plans

Click here to see a sample itinerary.

Grade 6 - Social Studies - First Nation Peoples & European Explorers
Grades 6-12 - Health & Physical Education
Grades 6-12 - Drama
Grade 7 - History - British North America
Grade 7 - Science & Technology - Structures & Mechanisms
Grades 9-12 - Native Studies
Grades 9-12 - Leadership & Peer Support