Call Out for Six Paddlers, Volunteer, and Canoe! – St. John River Brigade

The Maritime Voyageur Brigade Society is organizing a Voyageur Canoe Brigade on New Brunswick’s St. John River in conjunction with the Canadian Voyageur  Brigade Society, the first such event to take place east of Quebec. The event will help paddlers celebrate  Canada’s 150th birthday and the Maritimes’ largest river.

The route is from Florenceville, NB, to Saint John Harbour. Maybe 50 km of the 300 km route involves running water, while the rest is flatwater or very weakly tidal water. Trailers will be used for the compulsory portage around Mactaquac Dam.

CKNS is looking for six paddlers for its entry in the brigade, plus one volunteer to help with logistics. Paddlers will sign up for the entire trip, or will paddle for only a day or two (or three). There is an entry fee, and the final cost will depend in part on whether we can borrow a voyageur canoe or whether we have to rent one.

Please pass on this message to other paddlers who might be interested. For more information contact Dusan Soudek at