If you decide to follow the adventurous life (and forget the swim-up bar) take a look at the videos below to see what brigade life is like.
2017 Canadian Canoe Pilgramage
Tracing the Columbia: the 2011 Thompson Columbia Brigade
A documentary by Jay MacMillan
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David Thompson Brigade | 2008
David Thompson Brigade Part One
David Thompson Brigade Part Two
David Thompson Brigade Part Three
David Thompson Brigade Part Four
Surfing the Dog
During one of the “rest days” of the 2008 David Thompson Brigade, a few people went to play in some rapids. The video shows that a 25 foot canoe with six paddlers is a very capable boat in the right hands. Note that when the canoe is surfing (the boat isn’t being pushed down river and nobody is paddling) it is surfing two waves, not just one.
1967 – Canoe Pagent: finish in Montreal at Expo ’67 from CBC