Model Canoe and Paddles

Model Canoe and Paddles

Birchbark canoes were an effective means of transportation because they were durable, seaworthy, and light.  They were ideal for traveling great distances on northern lakes and rivers.  When damaged, repair material was readily available in the surrounding forests.  This style of canoe was usually used for hunting and was seldom longer than four meters.  Their smaller size made them easy to portage.

Dimensions: 740 x 160 mm

Provenance: Slavey

Given by B.R. Ross, Fort Simpson, 1862

Number: A.848.43 A-D