Washed Up; Traders, Trappers and Coureurs Des Bois

Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12

Location: St. Albert Grain Elevators

Program Delivery: In Person

Bring your class to the St. Albert Grain Elevators, sign on with a fur trade company and portage a canoe, bundle furs and work along a trapline. Then set out on your own creative quest to illustrate the lives of these early settlers using a pen and tea wash technique. A great way to combine Social Studies and Art!



  • Stories and Legends of Voyageurs
  • Canadian Communities
  • Canadian Fur Trade


Student Outcomes

  • Learn how the geography and natural resources shaped Canada's history
  • Connect the diverse relationships between First Nations, Metis and French and English in the fur trade