Rendezvous at the Straits: Voyageur Weekend

French-Canadian canoe men, known as voyageurs, were among the most colorful historic visitors to Michilimackinac. Try your hand at voyageur games, join in singing a rousing paddling song, and master the skills these hardy men needed to keep the Great Lakes fur trade moving.

Special Events Schedule:

9:30 a.m. Trade Gun Demonstration and Partners in Furs Tour
11:00 a.m. Voyageur Games
11:30 a.m. Mangeurs do lard: Feeding a Canoe Crew
12:00 p.m. Trade Gun Demonstration and Partners in Furs Tour
1:00 p.m. Textiles and Trade Program
2:00 p.m. Arrival of the Voyageurs (weather permitting)
2:30 p.m. Avants, Gouvernails, and the Mileux: Working in a Canoe
3:00 p.m. Trade Gun Demonstration and Gardens of Michilimackinac Tour
4:00 p.m. “The marks of superiority in his profession:” Dressing a Voyageur
5:00 p.m. Trade Gun Demonstration and Partners in Furs Tour
6:00 p.m. Trade Gun Demonstration

All special events are included with a regular Colonial Michilimackinac ticket. Discounted tickets are available by clicking here.