MacKenzie River – Dehcho Expedition Lecture

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Date(s) - 24 Feb 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Laurel Packinghouse


Counting the days till spring? Itching for adventure? Let Kelowna Museums scratch that itch with one of our most remarkable presentations yet: The MacKenzie River – Dehcho Expedition 2014, featuring Wayne Wilson and Bob Groves, our Okanagan Brigade Lecture, Tuesday, February 24th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Laurel Packinghouse.


In the summer of 2014, twelve adventurers drove north from the Okanagan and the Hinton, Alberta area to meet in Canada’s Arctic. From there they began an epic canoe journey down Canada’s longest waterway – the MacKenzie River. Draining fully one fifth of Canada’s landmass, the sheer size of the river combined with its remoteness brought a sense of awe to every day of the expedition.


The route took them 1500 km from Great Slave Lake at Fort Providence to Inuvik in the high Arctic, and at every bend of the river they faced not only new challenges and magnificent landscapes, but weather and isolation that was both dangerous and majestic. How did they do it?

Come hear them and find out!






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