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Algonquin Park

150 for 150

June 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am – June 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Canoe Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

Canadian Canoe Culture

Join the 150 for 150 crew on Sunday June 25 on Canoe Lake

The canoe is an icon that is symbolically Canadian to most. We recognize it’s importance recreationally, it’s significance historically, and not least of all, it’s ingenuity by the First Nation’s people. This unassuming vessel was pivotal to the First Nation’s people to thrive in this environment, and it was also this gift to the early Europeans that carved and created this country that we’ve come to know and love today. It is our goal and our passion to honour the canoe during Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, for its value and importance to our nation.


  • To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by gathering 150 canoes on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park.


  • To celebrate the significance of the canoe to this country.


  • To acknowledge the grassroots ingenuity and craftsmanship of the First Nation’s gift to this country and people.
  • To inform the public as to the pivotal role the canoe played in the creation of this country.
  • To share in the passion for the sport and how it intimately connects us to this land and country.

150 canoes for Canada’s 150th. Be a part of history and sign up to join us on Canoe Lake. Besides the gathering, the event includes a special 150th canoes display, canoe Olympics, swag, prizes and more!



Saturday June 24th

  • 10:30 – 12:00 Unveiling of the 150 for 150 logo/flag & Meet the Canoe Crew (150 for 150 Organizers)
  • 13:00 – 16:00 Canoe Olympics (Battle between the 150 for 150 Organizers) & Canoe Display
  • 16:00 – 17:00 Mingle with the Canoe Crew

Sunday June 25th

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Registration, Flag Signing & Canoe Display
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Welcome Speeches
  • 12:30 – 14:30 Gathering of 150 Canoes
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Thank You Speech and Prizes

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