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drummerboy:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-RNt4wNxb4

Neat video on the voyageurs, told from the first hand accounts of a trader (?) who accompanied them on a journey.  Worth it just for the canoe and water footage.

mikemac:
There's a Voyageur Provincial Park on the Ottawa River close to the Macdonell-Williamson House at Pointe Fortune.  The Macdonell-Williamson House was built by John Macdonell who was a wintering partner for the North West Company in the Qu’Appelle valley, which is now in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  The North West Company was a fur trading company that was in competition with the Hudson Bay Company at the time.  Miles Macdonell, John's older brother was the first governor of the Red River Colony (the Selkirk Settlement).

In the United States there is also the Voyageurs National Park on Rainy River close to International Falls, north of Duluth, Minnesota.  "The park's name commemorates the voyageurs—French-Canadian fur traders ..."

Non Nobis:
Video linked to from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/voyageur

red solo cup:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbfA5L3YAO0

drummerboy:

--- Quote from: mikemac on March 21, 2021, 12:04:05 AM ---There's a Voyageur Provincial Park on the Ottawa River close to the Macdonell-Williamson House at Pointe Fortune.  The Macdonell-Williamson House was built by John Macdonell who was a wintering partner for the North West Company in the Qu’Appelle valley, which is now in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  The North West Company was a fur trading company that was in competition with the Hudson Bay Company at the time.  Miles Macdonell, John's older brother was the first governor of the Red River Colony (the Selkirk Settlement).

In the United States there is also the Voyageurs National Park on Rainy River close to International Falls, north of Duluth, Minnesota.  "The park's name commemorates the voyageurs—French-Canadian fur traders ..."

--- End quote ---

Now that wouldn't be too far of a drive for me, thanks!

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