JUNE 24th - JULY 5th, 2017

One of National Geographic Traveller’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime, Mighty Saint Lawrence incorporates the stunning coastal regions of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, including the Gaspé, the Magdalen Islands, Cape Breton, and Saint-Pierre.

Some of the best whale watching in Canada is concentrated between the high cliffs of Saguenay Fjord, while Forillon National Park and Île-Bonaventure Provincial Park offer spectacular wildlife opportunities, including numerous migrating seabirds. The Magdalen Islands’ mix of Acadian and English influences and a history of more than four hundred shipwrecks are among their unique features. We’ll stop at Cape Breton, famed for its rocky shores, glacial valleys, and barren headlands, before visiting Prince Edward Island—Canada's smallest province, and the birthplace of Confederation. We bring our voyage to a close at Saint-Pierre. The last remaining outpost of New France, this charming settlement boasts fine wine, good cheese and French fashion—just off the coast of Newfoundland.

The tour offered to us by Adventure Canada for the Beaver Club Gala includes an extra night on board to travel to St. John’s, Newfoundland, so trip ends on July 5th, 2017.  Second passage at a 50% discount.

Category 6 cabin.

Value:  $8895.00 USD

Not included: airfares to embarkation point and return flight home, $250 Discovery fee p.p.  Charges if paying by credit card. Gratuities.



Based on the cedar canvas model originally built by the Chestnut Canoe Company, the lines of this style of craft were re-drawn by Steve Killing (Steve Killing Yacht Design Inc.) in 1997. 

This particular  Ranger is constructed of bead and cove red cedar, with accent strips of bass-wood; the seats, thwart, and decks are cherry; the gunnels are white ash. In kit form, it is available from Bear Mountain Boats.

Using 6oz fibreglass and the West System of epoxy eliminates the need for traditional ribs.

(Further information on the Prospector Ranger is available in "Canoecraft: An illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction".)

Sponsor: Barron Cowan Foundation

Builder: Denis Gagne

Value: $6,000   (Materials: $2,500: building time approximately 200 hours.) Stephanie Ford Forrester's beautifully created Art Quilt "Tree of Life" : hand worked silks and cottons, 39" width x 48" height


Anne Renouf is a well known local artist who explores her sense of place through imaginative, often understated, works that make wonderful and always interesting use of colour and form.  She has had shows throughout the province and can be seen several times a year at Christensen's Fine Art Frame Company on George Street.


Stephanie Ford Forrester's beautifully created Art Quilt "Tree of Life"  

Hand worked silks and cottons.

39" width x 48" height