Coureurs Des Bois

Ages 11 - 14

Tuesday through Friday, August 7 - 10, 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Translated to "runners of the woods", a coureur des bois fur trader was a French-Canadian that worked independently in the fur trade. They were skilled woodsman that journeyed inland by canoe to hunt for furs to trade.

Coureurs des Bois is an adventure camp for teens ages 11-14. Participants are involved in learning survival and fur trade skills, as if they had signed up to work for one of the fur trade companies. Join us at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site for another exciting camp of Coureurs des Bois!

What to Expect

Activities may include canoeing, biking, and hiking along the great North Sasatchewan River. This camp also has a sleepover component and some hands-on fur trader recruitment!

Campers learn how to set up tents, cook meals, and complete daily tasks just as the voyageurs would have done to survive the journey back to Montréal.

What to Bring

  • Day backpack
  • Sunscreen/Bugspray
  • Sturdy Waking Shoes
  • Clothes appropriate for any weather
  • Swim Gear
  • Bicycle and helmet
  • Sleeping Bag, Mat, and Pillow (sleepovers)
  • Overnight Essentials/Toiletries (sleepovers)
  • Lunches and snacks (for 10am - 4pm days)


  • Interpretation
  • Art Supplies
  • Activities


$110 per session. Space is limited, please register early.

Coureurs Des Bois Registration Form

Please mail the completed form and mail with payment to:

Confluence Heritage Society

Box 2141

Rocky Mountain House, AB

T4T 1B6

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