Fraser Valley Métis Nation
 Canoe Journey

"Discover the secrets of the Historic Métis community on the Fraser River from Mission to Fort Langley!!!!"

"You could be one of the first 320 people to Discover untold history of the fur trade Voyagers that stayed and homesteaded along the Fraser River."


Dear Friend,

If you'd like to Paddle the Fraser in a Forty-foot Canoe. Guided by a descendant of the 400 year old fur trade. And Learn about untold history while taking in the Beautiful scenery of the Fraser Valley, then this might be the most important letter you'll ever read.

Here's why:

Fraser Valley Métis Nation, based in Abbotsford provides to schools, Individuals, Corporations, and Tourists a Cultural Historical canoe experience delivered by the direct descendants of the Canadian Fur trade.

Now, I know you're probably skeptical. That's normal and healthy. Let me give you three good reasons we can back up what we claim:

Three Reasons To Believe What I Say

Reason one: Fraser Valley Métis Nation Corp is owned and operated by the descendants of the four hundred year old Canadian fur trade. That married into the Coast Salish blood lines and settled in the Fraser Valley in the late 1700’s early 1800's.

Reason two: Kevin your tour guide, has forty plus years experience on the river, was born and raised on the Fraser river growing up on a tugboat and in the commercial fishing industry, for the last ten plus year's skippering large canoes, in aboriginal events.

Reason three: This journey comes from a life time of gathering family stories and hundred of hour’s in history research, being certified in 1999 in Aboriginal tourism, Métis history and culture.






Here is a summary of the
benefits you receive

  • Learn Canoe etiquette, Canoe training and safety.

Easy to learn life time skill.

  • Learn paddling techniques, canoes paddles, canoe paddle sizing.

Simple skills and knowledge.

  • Learn about river water shed and native canoes.

Knowing the health of our river, and our mode of transportation

  • Heritage Park and Saint Mary’s first residential school.

Knowing unique insider stories of how Mission got on the map

  • Mission railway and car bridges

History about the first bridge on the Fraser river.

  • Six Coast Salish Villages population 70,000.

Special Un told history of the Sto:lo people

  • Canadian National Railway train wreck.

Secret lost story.

  • Abandoned Lafarge cement plant.

un known history

  • Matsqui Catholic Church dismantled moved and renamed to St Anthony's

discovered un published history

  • Beausoleil, Graff and Lehman homesteads (Métis)

Knowing about the homesteaders that married Coast Salish women.

  • Donatelli homestead witnesses of the great train robbery.

Learn about homestead life and how Silverdale was formed

  • John Work River renamed Stave River BY HBC employee Cromarty (Métis)

Significant to the Salmon trade, rich in Salish and Métis history

  • Crescent Island Milk Co and Whonnock (the place of many frogs)

Knowing how life in this era depended on the paddle-wheelers

  • West Creek and the river steamers

West family (Métis) start first lumber mill and build and repair steam paddle wheelers

  • Fort Langley bluffs and the Armstrong clan

Two brothers that come to America’s on the Mayflower.

  • Kwantlan people and Hbc Fort Langley.

Amazing History of New Caledonia

Now, you're probably wondering how and why we can do all those things.

Let me explain.

Your journey starts at Mission bridge were we will all meet at the waters edge in Matsqui Regional Park beside our transportation, a forty-foot fiberglass birch-bark Montreal Canoe named Catherine Cabana.

(This tour is in honor of My Great Grand mother.)

Once we have gone through our safety rules, picked out our paddles, dawned our personal flotation device, we will load into the canoe and proceed down river. We will proceed through a few paddling exercises just to familiarize everyone on how to paddle in unison and learn a few maneuver’s; it’s very fun and easy. As we paddle down the river I will be pointing out points of interest telling historic stories.
When we reach Crescent Island it’s the half way point and we will stop for a washroom break and snack.

At this point I am from two homestead family's strait across the river from each other. This is also where the great train robbery happened (Billy Minor). we will then depart and head down river and go in to the Stave River, learn about Ruskin Hotel, E.A.Heap’s mill, Salish village after that we will come back out heading over to the middle of crescent Island (crescent Island mike co) down past Whonnock (the place of many frogs) to West creek, Fort Langley bluff's and end in Fort Langley.


Don't take my word for it.
Listen to what our customers say.

Testimonial: Dear Kevin
Your journey was overwhelming,
the canoe training to keep us safe was excellent, your story's and family history unbelievable how anyone can know so much, thank you for sharing.

Barb C
Surrey BC

Testimonial: Kevin
Your Métis historic trip was amazing, family background history is truly Fascinating. to canoe rivers and know all the history ever inch of the way, an to be so passionate about it.

Blanye H
Abbotsford BC.

Testimonial: Dear Kevin
I wanted to tell you, you’re a wonderful story-teller, the canoe trip food was really good; please keep me on your list for upcoming events.

Ginny K
White Rock BC.

Testimonial: Very informative Kevin, I found your stories fascinating, your river canoe rental is a bargain. If you’re going to canoe lakes please let me know.

John C
Delta BC.

Warning: Do NOT buy any Cultural Canoe Journey
unless it meets the following 6 criteria

There is a lot of confusion surrounding our field. I want to give you 6 criteria or elements you absolutely, positively must have in any solution you obtain:

1: Cultural Historic Canoe experience delivered by the direct descendants’ of the Canadian fur trade.

2: The practice of environmental stewardship in the river water shed by eco-tourism.

3: unsurpassed authenticity, value and dependability to canoe BC, for ages  eight to eighty

4: Provide to individuals, School's, Corporations, and tourists inspiration and the opportunity to educate      people about the Aboriginal Culture on Native canoes in the Fraser Valley.

5: Fully insured and operate above industry standards for river outfitters.

6: Voyageur leadership, canoe safety, canoe journal, canoe training, canoe carrying, canoeing paddles to a provincially recognized standard.

You get at least 10 times your money's worth!

How can you put a price on this Canoe Experience, with 40 plus years of gathering family stories, hundreds of hour's researching and gathering documents to verify historical facts? Ten’s of thousands of dollars in equipment. As a keynote history speaker a two hour seminar would warrant a price of two-hundred and fifty to five-hundred dollars per person.

In summary, here's what you get:

Canoe etiquette, Safety lesson’s, paddling commands & techniques
Two bottles of water plus snacks
Your own personal flotation devise to use, your own paddle to use, Your own seat in the canoe.
Six hours of beautiful Fraser and Stave river scenery
Including the history, legends and ancient village sites.
Saint Mary's Residential school, Mission Railway and car bridges, Mission bay.
Canadian national railway train wreck, Abandoned Lafarge cement plant.
Matsqui catholic church moved across the river Saint Anthony's
Beausoleil, Graff, Lehman, and Donatelli homesteads.
Stave river, Crescent Island, Whonnock.
West family and the River Steamers.
Kwantlan people, Fort Langley.

If you respond right away, you pay only $300.00 $150.00.

Act immediately and receive the following bonuses

Since I know it's 100% to your benefit to act right away, I want to sweeten the pot and give you every possible reason to say YES today! If you respond immediately, you'll also receive the following:

Free bonus 1:

Half price to book in advance! save $150.00

Free bonus 2:

Printed book on your historic journey from Mission to Fort Langley. $50.00 value

Free bonus 3:

Free guided tour of the Fort at Fort Langley. $50.00 value

Free bonus 4:

Free transportation from Fort Langley back to Mission. $50.00 value




You can't lose with our 100%,
ironclad, money-back guarantee

By the way, these bonuses are yours to keep even in the unlikely event you decide to take advantage of our ironclad money-back guarantee:

"Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 100%, no-questions-asked, iron-clad money-back guarantee. If you aren't absolutely thrilled with our product, at the end of the journey. We’ll refund 100% of your purchase price. No questions asked."

"You don't have to decide now if this Tour is for you. Just book it and try it out. If it doesn't do everything I say and more, if you don't enjoy it, or if you don't absolutely love it, just let me know and I'll give you every cent of your money back! So you have nothing to lose and everything to gain."

Here's how to order right now!

To order Cultural Canoe Journey just click the button below

To your success,

Kevin Patterson/Beausoleil

P.S. Theirs only 320 seats available when there gone there gone.

P.P.S. Only one of its kind Cultural Historic Canoe experience delivered by the direct descendants’ of the Canadian fur trade.

P.P.P.S. Book now at half price and get your $300.00 in extra perk's


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