One river, many boats! Water Transportation at Fort George & Buckingham House

Do you know how big a York boat was? Or how much you could fit into a fur trade canoe?

Have you ever sung a voyageur song and tried to paddle in time with your teammates? Ever seen how a York boat was constructed?

Boats of all kinds navigated the river on fur trade business. Fort George & Buckingham House's new exhibit: "Fur Trade Highways of Alberta: Water Transportation, 1780-1930" explores 3 kinds of boats the fur trade depended on - including one invented right here at Buckingham House!

Join us for a celebration of all things heritage-boating!


Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28 and August 24-25, 10 am to 5 pm