Voyageur Winter Carnival – Almost 500 Shots Fired!

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The CCV was pleased, once again to participate in FWHP’s Voyageur Winter Carnival.  Our shooting booth was well attended by almost 1 out of every 10 of the over 5000 visitors to the Fort over the three days the carnival was held, February 16th to 18th, 2013.

It’s hard to find a better place to spend time in the out of doors on the Family Day Weekend.






















Besides getting to shoot a musket, guests were also invited in to the Armour’s Shop to see our display and enjoy the fire.

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Thunder Bay Welcomes HMCS Ville de Quebec

Thunder Bay is fortunate this year to be included in the Royal Canadian Navy’s Great Lakes Deployment, a tour of fourteen Canadian and U.S. cities.  Members of the Canadian Corps of Voyageurs were honoured to join staff from Fort William Historical Park, as well as numerous representatives from the City of Thunder Bay, Fort William First Nation and local Canadian Forces staff in welcoming the arrival of the Ville de Quebec (VDQ) the morning of Wednesday August 15th 2012.

CCV salute

The crew of the VDQ favoured us all with a single shot from their ceremonial gun, answered by members of the CCV Honour Guard and FWHP Canon Crew.

VDQ and Fort staff exchange ceremonial fire

The VDQ will be in port for 5 days and tours of the ship will be available.  We encourage anyone who can spare the time to come down to Pool 6 and see the VDQ – it is an experience.

Once the crew of the VDQ was officially welcomed by FWFN and City of Thunder Bay, those in attendance were afforded the opportunity of a guided tour.  This is just one of the benefits of being a member of the CCV as we often get to take part in events ahead of the general public.



2012 Relay for Life – Success!

Honour Guard

The Canadian Corps of Voyageurs was on hand once again in support of this worthy cause.  Check out the Relay for Life Thunder Bay page and see the summary results of this year’s event. It’s not too late to donate either!

Fight Back!

Preparations are already being made for next year, June 14th 2013. What will you do to partcipate?


Ok, easy tiger …  it’s Cancer we are supposed to be fighting!

2012 Relay for Life

The Canadian Corps of Voyageurs is proud to continue to give our support to The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life.  It will be our honour to once again fire our salute and to lead out the cancer survivors in their victory lap.

Relay for Life Thunder Bay

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to get together with family and friends and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back in the hope of finding a cure for this terrible disease. Look here.

Celebrate – Remember – Fight Back!


June 15, 2012 – 7 pm to 7 am
Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay, Ontario

It’s never too late to Get Involved!