Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Glimpse into the Past

One of the best parts of going to Festival du Voyageur?
The reenactments. Inside the Fort Gibraltar, we have recreated a few of the huts, where people would have worked and did trading.
Every year, I always go check out the blacksmith. I love watching these men work, even if it's basically the same thing every year. It's a lot of fun, every one is in period costumes and you can actually learn a whole lot about the fur trading era of Canada. I learned a lot this year when I went into the Trading post: there was a guy who was talking about the Fort's history, which is interesting simply because it's about where I live, and it's part of our history.
Here are some more things you can visit at Festival du Voyageur!

Woodworking Workshop 
Fur Trading 
Items "for sale" in the Trading Post

A Voyageur's bed in the barracks

A Voyageur sitting by the fire in the barracks



  1. i was so sad i couldn't make it to Festivale this year :( I never miss it!


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