Just stumbled into a report by Becky Mason of her Big Canoe trip around Pukaskwa Nat. Park on Lake Superior here:
We arrive in Fredericton at 12:30 pm on July 18 and we will be greeted by Her Honour, Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau. Details on our poster Fredericton Event .
Come to Florenceville-Bristol for our Opening Ceremony July 18. Details here on our poster: FlorencevilleOpening
Click here for a list of our daily event Noon stops Great chance to see the paddlers & canoes – maybe even get a piece of birthday cake for #Canada150
With 180 paddlers and ground crew in 15 boats, we’ll be dipping the paddles into the nicely receding waters of the Athabasca River on the morning of Friday, June 23! We’re so excited it’s finally here, and hope to have some spectators at the key viewing areas!
12 Best Places to Watch the
Fort Edmonton Canoe Brigade
June 30 to July 3, 2017
Come and catch the excitement of Canada
All times are approximate depending on weather and river flow.
4:30 PM – Voyageur Park in Devon, Arrival and “People in Boats” *
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Devon Lions Campground, Devon – Pancake Breakfast plus departure, Big CANOES & the smaller tandem canoes & kayaks.
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Terwilliger Park Foot Bridge, Edmonton
10:00 – 10:20 a.m. – Oleskiw – Ft. Edmonton Foot Bridge
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Ft. Edmonton Park, along the river side trail
11: 15 – 11:45 p.m. – White Mud/ Laurier Parks – boat launch
12: 30 – 12:15 p.m. – Louise McKinney Park / Rafters Landing in downtown Edmonton
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. – Capilano / 50 St Park and boat launch
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. – Rundle / Gold Bar Park Foot Bridge
4:15 – 5: 30 p.m. – Red Coat Landing, Ft Saskatchewan, arrival ceremony and “People in Boats”
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. – departure from Red Coat Landing, Ft. Saskatchewan
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Warspite Landing – along Victoria Tr. between Hwys # 831 & 855
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Metis Crossing Campground (Hwy 855 south of Smoky Lake) – arrival ceremony & “People in Boats”
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – Victoria Settlement – arrival ceremony & “People in Boats” *
Notes: June 30 to July 3 is a brigade of 8-10 big fur trade style canoes, our Canada Day Paddle (Devon to Ft. Edmonton) and Metis Crossing Paddle & Campout (Warspite Ferry Landing to Metis Crossing to Victoria Settlement) is for tandem canoes and kayaks.
Arrival Ceremonies are FREE to the public
* “People in Boats” is an opportunity for arrival ceremony spectators to give the Big CANOES a short try with experienced guides in the bow and stern seats.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep on top of all the info both before the Brigade starts and as we live tweet during the Brigade July 15-22. We’ll be announcing our arrival times and events as we move down the river – unless our phone goes into the water. Saint John River Brigade 2017 @sjrbrigade