Experience the South Branch of the Chicago River In Voyageur Canoes

September 17, 2015 | 4:00pm

Individuals and families are invited to connect with the South Branch of the Chicago River by paddling it in guided voyageur boats like those used by French Canadian fur traders. Learn about the ecology and history of the river and experience it from a new point of view! People of all abilities and experience levels can participate.

This event is free and no pre-registration is required.  Parking is available at the Leonard Louie Field House at Ping Tom Park, but parking is limited and use of public or group transportation is encouraged.

Please bring the following items:

Rain jacket, a jacket or sweater, shoes that you are willing to get a little dirty, a water bottle,

A baseball cap or a type of brimmed hat to protect you from the sun and rain, a small day-pack or dry bag to hold your belongings, sunscreen, lip balm, and sunglasses. If you bring a camera, please bring a plastic bag to keep it dry.


This event is a partnership of Wilderness Inquiry, the National Park Service, Alliance for the Great Lakes, and Openlands.

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