"Outstanding. Its combination of historical material, maps, photos, and travelogue brings the fur trade era alive. Seldom has the past and the present been brought together so successfully."
-George Melnyk, University of Calgary
"The reader is exposed to hundreds of points of interest, historical rock paintings, landmarks, campsites, local histories, and folklore...[the book] will tell any canoeist or adventurer almost all they need to know."
-James Winkel, Saskatchewan History
An invaluable resource for paddlers preparing to face the challenges of Canada’s old fur trade highway, Canoeing the Churchill is also an exhilarating trek into the past for the "armchair voyageur."
With routes for both beginners and experts, Canoeing the Churchill provides practical "on the water advice" for the entire 1,100 km route--from Methy Portage to Cumberland House.
Canoeing the Churchill "will introduce the beauty of the north and its rich cultural heritage to readers from all parts of the world."
-Keith Goulet, Cumberland House Cree Nation
Gregory P. Marchildon has always enjoyed exploring new places, whether in a canoe in northern Saskatchewan or an ocean kayak along the coast of Panama. He is the co-author (along with Carl Anderson) of Paddling Routes of North-Central Saskatchewan, and holds a Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Economic History at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina.
Sid Robinson likes studying the history of northern Saskatchewan, especially the fur trade. He enjoys dog-mushing and has participated in the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog race for the past 15 years. He lives just out of La Ronge, Saskatchewan, from where he serves northern Saskatchewan as a judge with the Provincial Court.