The 50 m high river banks of the Hayes River dwarf your canoe as you drift down this historic waterway. The Hayes River was once the main route for Europeans to enter western Canada. York boats plied its waters carrying people, equipment, and furs, altering western Canada's fortunes. The fossil saturated clay banks point to another, much older era, when this region was completely covered by the sea.
You will canoe through a boreal forest that has not changed in 1000s of years, past historic points where the artifacts of the fur-trade can still be found in the form of musket balls, glass, pieces of York Boats, clay pipes and beads. The portages around some rapids are centuries old! The final day is spent touring York Factory, a Canadian National Historic Site.
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