Longitude: -106.110578° W
CanoeSki Discovery Company - Explore the Forts- David Thompson Voyageur Canoe Trek 3-Day Trip - South Saskatchewan River
South Saskatchewan River - WC, Rosthern, St. Louis
Jul 12, 2024 to Jul 14, 2024
Follow in the footsteps of famous explorer and mapmaker David Thompson. CanoeSki Discovery Company invites you to paddle the South Saskatchewan River and to visit ancient fort sites where Thompson spent time as a clerk for the Hudson's Bay Company. Explore South Branch House archaeological site and hear tales of a massacre and the fort's destruction in 1794. Before exploring the forts and fur trade, discover more recent history of the Métis people at Petite Ville where the trip starts and at Batoche National Historic Site mid-way through the trip. It's a multi-storied experience and a must for history and archaeology aficionados and anyone fascinated with early Canadian heroes.
Custom departure dates for groups can be arranged.
CanoeSki Discovery Company - River Trails of 1885 - 1 or 2-Day Trip - South Saskatchewan River
Rosthern, South Saskatchewan River - WC, Batoche
Jul 6, 2024 to Aug 4, 2024
Experience a historical canoeing adventure on the South Saskatchewan River and visit the national historic sites of the Northwest Resistance, where battles raged between Louis Riel's followers and the Canadian militia. From the river, hike the trail to the battle campsite near Tourond's Coulee/Fish Creek. Camp overnight at a wilderness site on the riverbank at Petite Ville, the archaeological site of an ancient Métis wintering village. Enjoy the wildlife and valley scenery as you continue canoeing downstream to the former Métis village of Batoche. At the Carlton Trail crossing, finish paddling and hike the old trail to Batoche National Historic Site, where you will visit the site of Louis Riel's short-lived provisional government with its original church, rectory and cemetery. Discover the Trails of 1885 with CanoeSki Discovery Company!
One-day trip, $215. Two-day trip: $525. Custom departure dates for groups can be arranged.
Rates And Discounts
- Family rates
- Group rates
- Country / Rural
- Bus parking
- Estimated viewing time (hours): 3
- Guided tour
- Self-guided tour
- Tourist information available
- Tours upon request
- Gift shop
- Interpretive signage
- Meeting rooms
- Modern washroom
- No. of meeting / banquet rooms: 3
- Picnic area
- Pit toilet
- Trail brochure / Map
- Children's activities
- Interactive workshop
- Wheelchair access
Maps & Docs
May 23 to Sep 29.
15 km E of Rosthern on Hwy 312, then 11 km N on Hwy 225. Along the South Saskatchewan River. GPS: 52.4515N, -106.6222W.
Latitude: 52.754911° N, Longitude: -106.110578° W