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Journées du patrimoine - Heritage Days : In the steps of the VOYAGEURS

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Fort Carlton Provincial Park

Fort Carlton Provincial Park, SK

Directions: One hour from Prince Albert or Saskatoon At Highway 11, turn west in Duck Lake on Hwy 212 through town follow that road to the park.



Offered in English and French.

Wheelchair accessible.


Ready for adventure? Put yourself in the shoes of a Voyageur and Dive into history for a day. There is plenty to do!

On September 28, you are all invited to Fort Carlton Provincial Park.

Entrance to the Fort and all activities are free. A barbecue organized by members of the community of Duck Lake will satisfy your appetite!

Bring family and friends, enjoy Heritage Days: In the steps of the VOYAGEURS, to see, touch and feel artifacts. Discover the fort, the trade store and the fur and provisions store. Hike the trails, which offer spectacular river views. Most importantly, participate in activities specifically designed for you by the Société historique de la Saskatchewan and its partners.


Otatâwew means "trader" in Cree. Learn how First Nations have contributed to the fur trade and how they have helped newcomers adjust to life in the Prairies.


Ready to go on an adventure? We are looking for brave and courageous Voyageurs who are ready to ride in canoes as well as “wintering for three years at Fort Carlton. Guaranteed bonus!


By canoe, on foot or on horseback, the explorer Pierre Gautier of Varennes et de La Vérendrye, sacrified everything for his goal, the search of the Western Sea. Live the life of the explorers!


Red River carts were used to transport bison skins, pemmican, merchandise and the personal belongings of the Métis. Make sure that nothing breaks in the way!


In Europe, felt hats are an essential aspect of men’s fashion! The beaver fur trade opens the doors to the exploration and the establishment of trading posts. Discover the site of Fort Carlton and its history.



Société historique de la Saskatchewan

The Société historique de la Saskatchewan is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 that is also registrered as a charity. It aims to research, organize and diffuse the history of the french presence in Saskatchewan from the start until today.

Founded 14 years ago, Heritage Days is a four-day educational event promoting Saskatchewan culture and history. Offered to the Francophone and French immersion schools as well as to the public, the event proudly conveys the diversity of Saskatchewan‘s heritage through shows, theater plays, games and various activities. Each year, the event is developed on a different historical theme. In 2018, the 14th edition revels the era of first explorers and fur traders at Fort Carlton Provincial Park.


patricia choppinet