Canoe Crossings

Understanding the Craft that Helped Shape British Columbia

February 12th, 6 - 7.30 pm

TK Gallery, Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Ave in Vanier Park

Join author Sanford Osler for an illustrated lecture based on his latest book, Canoe Crossings: Understanding the Craft that Helped Shape British Columbia. Hear about local canoe stories and people, including tales of sailing canoes that crossed the Pacific!

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The canoe has been called one of the Seven Wonders of Canada. In British Columbia, it has played a particularly important role, allowing coastal First Nations to hunt on the open ocean and early explorers to travel the province’s many waterways. Canoe Crossings traces the evolution of the various types of canoes (broadly defined to include kayaks and dragon boats) found in BC from their first appearance here to the present, and looks at the impact they have had on the province and its people. The book will be available for purchase. 

Image courtesy of Heritage House Publishing.

More information on Sanford Osler can be found on his website.