Be a fur trader for a day in the Alberta Lakeland

April 30, 2008 | 0 comments

On Saturday, May 31st, the Riverland Adventure Challenge invites you to enjoy the beauty of the North Saskatchewan River Valley while celebrating the bicentennial of David Thompson. Canoe from the Fort GeorgeBuckingham House historic site for 10 km; then stretch your legs by running or walking 5 km; and finish up with a 15 km bike ride along north-eastern Albertas famed Iron Horse Trail.

The event is not a race – but prizes will be awarded for youngest and oldest teams, the team from furthest away, and best Fur Trade costume. Participants are invited to challenge themselves and each other to get active in what organizers are hoping will be an annual get-together.

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There will be plenty to see and do all weekend if you’re planning to stay over at one of the four area campgrounds or at a motel in Elk Point. Fort visits, geocaching, black powder musket demonstrations, and an old time jamboree on Saturday night are all part of the festivities.

Click here for more info or to register. The deadline is May 15th, so act now!

Find out more about David Thompson.

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