Voyageur Brigade Society

The Voyageur Brigade Society was established in 2009 to ensure that the enthusiasm generated by the 2008 David Thompson Brigade would persist into the future and that voyageur brigades would occur on a regular basis.


  • Provide access of information from previous brigades which will ease the planning task.
  • Archive documents and images from completed brigades.
  • Link paddlers with adventure.

2017 Canadian Voyageur Brigades

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s founding a series of big canoe brigades are being planned starting in June 2017 and lasting all summer long.  There will be brigades in most regions across Canada.  This may be the big cross-Canada event for 2017.   We are aiming to go from sea to sea.  Is your community and team in for this yet?

We see these brigades as a celebration of the canoe, of our history of cultural cooperation and international trade, and our need for greater water stewardship across our country.

If you are interested, want to help, or want information, contact the organizers at or click on our future brigades link above.

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