For most participants on the canoe trips, rapids were the best part of the trip. They were exciting and broke up the monotony of paddling for miles on end. While the original voyageurs would not likely consider rapids all that much “fun” – given their precious cargo – the staff and students at the schools usually wanted to give them a go. According to tourism Saskatchewan the top four rivers for rapids in that province are the Churchill, the Fond du Lac, the Clearwater and the Cree. For the Alberta alumni these will all sound very familiar.

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