A Day in the Life of a Voyageur
Who were the Voyageurs? they were men mainly of French origin, who worked for the fur trading companies.They would travel by canoe, exchanging goods for furs with the First Nations. What was their life like? What was their work like?
Watch the following short film created by the National Film Board of Canada about the Voyageurs. Make sure you take lots and lots of notes, because you will need a lot of information in order to properly complete the "A Day In The Life" writing assignment.