August 3 to Fort Langley Brigade Days reenactment then to Burnaby's Fraser Foreshore Park

This morning the four canoes from Hope paddled the 5km to Mission and joined the rest of the boats in a flotilla for the Brigade Days voyageur reenactment making a total of 9 boats.

Together they paddled to Crescent Island for a stretch break, then, in costume, to Fort Langley for the reenactment arrival to a large crowd and blackpowder salute.

The paddle from Mission to Fort Langley is 26km.

We left the boats on shore, paraded to the fort for welcoming ceremonies then enjoyed a truly voyageur meal of bannock and beans.

Two of the Fort Langley canoes then continued on Simon Fraser's journey down the river, paddling a total today of 64km, to camp at the Fraser Foreshore Park in Burnaby.