Celebrating History and Adventure on the Peace River!
The Ghost of Mac is sailing again! GeoTourism Canada is proud to announce that their ten-metre (33′ 3″) long replica York Boat will be making its second journey down the Peace River this June. The crew will be dressed in authentic-styled voyageur clothing, eating traditional foods and living very much like a York boat crew would have in the mid to late 1800s. They are all excited to take on the role, and will be
entertaining and educating guests of all ages with tales of yorkmen, the fur trade and stories of their trip at various events along the way.
The boat and its crew will be launching from Dunvegan on Friday, June 1st and
making the 540km trip up to Fort Vermilion, stopping along the way at Peace River,
Notikewan Provincial Park, Carcajou, Tomkins Landing and other places. An
estimated schedule is available at http://www.geotourismcanada.com/yorkboat2012.
The boat’s journey will correspond to the day trips outlined in GeoTourism Canada’s
Paddle the Peace guide, which was published last year and is available (FREE) at
www.geotourismcanada.com/paddlethepeace. The guide was written to share the
history of the Peace River, encourage people to utilize the river for recreation and
attract more attention to the tourism opportunities of the Peace Country.
GeoTourism Canada is a non-profit organization which writes the stories of western
Canada’s most interesting places. Our site pages describe the unique character of
historic places, pioneers, hobbies and pastimes, people, architecture, culture and
many other subjects that have appeal to tourists looking for something different.
These stories are published to our website, along with photographs, maps, and
geographical data (directions and GPS coordinates) in thematic guides. The
information is free to the public.
GeoTourism Canada Marketing Manager
View Town Spirit’s post from last year’s York Boat launch here.