The Modern Re-enactment Unit

The Canadian Corps of Voyageurs was formed in December 1975 to interpret the voyageurs as a soldier and his use of firearms and artillery as a North West Company engagee. In this role Corps members participate in special events at Fort William Historic Park as well as historic interpretation.

In 1981 Fort William supplied Corps members with reproduction DeMeuron uniforms to enhance the re-enactment of Lord Selkirk’s occupation of Fort William. This encouraged several members to take the King’s shilling and acquire their own uniforms and interpret the regular soldier of the War of 1812 in addition to their voyageur militia interpretation. Since then Corps members have attended battle re-enactments at several historic sites in southern Ontario and the United States.


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