See bc from the fraser river point of view in the spring of 1989, doug and helga leaney started a long tradition of fraser river cruises with their first commercial boat, the inlet cruiser. Native, an authentic 100passenger paddlewheeler, for an adventure on the mighty fraser river. Not included, but available for purchase from our galley bar. Carrying everyone from pioneers, fur traders, gold rush miners, and family passengers from the communities along the fraser river, these working boats were vital connections between b.
Discover the fraser lunch cruise vancouver paddlewheeler. Vancouver paddlewheeler riverboat tours and cruises. In the spring of 1989, doug and helga leaney started a long tradition of fraser river cruises with their first commercial boat, the inlet cruiser. Considered an essential bc attraction, the paddlewheeler riverboat tour proceeds aboard the m. And its a history which has not seen the light of day until now. By delving into the story of a littleknown war in the fraser canyon, historian daniel marshall is for the first time writing the full history of the fraser river gold rush. Remembering the flood that nearly swallowed the fraser. With live narration about the fraser and its history, youll encounter all the activity of a busy working river as well as the everpresent sights and sounds of wildlife such as seals, ospreys, great blue heron, eagles and with luck, salmon and sturgeon.
Had the most fabulous experience on this riverboat cruise. The other four were the conveyor, the skeena, the distributor and the omineca. Paddlewheeler riverboat tours, new westminster, bc. Our 100passenger paddlewheeler is an authentic replica of the paddlewheelers, or sternwheelers that plied the fraser river in british columbia from the late 1850s until the 1920s. The skeena sternwheeler was one of five sternwheelers built for the use on the skeena river by foley, welch and stewart for construction work on the grand trunk pacific railway from 1909 until 1911. The trip was timed so that the meal was served at well chosen times to the 2 12 hour boat ride did not seem too long. Fully narrated tour that includes the history of the fraser river and bc. Native, an authentic 100passenger flagship paddlewheeler boat. New westminster got its start over 150 years ago as a river and sea port. B,l we board the paddlewheeler and continue cruising down the last 30 km of the fraser river, enjoying the benefit of an expert narrator again. Call 6045254465 to book your spot and take advantage of this great deal. Passengers will cruise under four bridges built up to 115 years ago. Native, an authentic replica of a paddlewheeler, or sternwheeler that plied the fraser river in british columbia from 1863 until 1921.
Inside paddlewheeler riverboat cruises signature vessel, the mv native, travels the waters of the historic new westminister. As a family event we did the paddlewheeler boat afternoon cruise up the fraser river. While not garnering the same admiration lavished on the canoe and, to a lesser extent, the york boat, the often overlooked paddle steamer was used extensively in the fraser and cariboo gold rushes, and even more so during the klondike gold rush, transporting men and women to the north in. As invented in 1685 by french physicist denis papin, the paddle wheel driven by compressed steam from wood or coalfired boilers was affixed to the boat hull either laterally sidewheeler. Discover british columbias largest river on board an authentic sternwheeler. Ride a historic paddlewheel on the fraser river canadian. She was built at robertsons yard in coal harbour, vancouver, in 1908. The paddlewheeler riverboat tour company, which is based across the river from surrey bc in new westminster, is owned and operated by doug and. Paddlewheeler riverboat cruises new westminster 2020. In 2019, celebrate our 30th year anniversary with us. Historic fort langley fraser river cruise paddlewheeler.
Johnny forrest book and cds available any of you over about 50 will probably remember don messers jubilee from cbc national tv on saturday nights in the 1960s at the time, more popular even than hockey night in canada. Book your birthday on board the paddlewheeler and enjoy a 3 hour pub night party cruise. While not garnering the same admiration lavished on the canoe and, to a lesser extent, the york boat, the often overlooked paddle steamer was used extensively in the fraser and cariboo gold rushes, and even more so during the klondike gold rush, transporting men and women to. Native, our authentic 100passenger paddlewheeler, for an exciting adventure on the mighty fraser river. Great times, drink specials, dancing, a glass of champagne to toast the new years as well as hors d oeuvres and party favours are included. It all began with operating small ferry boats on the fraser river under the name harbour navigation. Tours include lunch or dinner, snacks on pubnights, and a comfortable view of the river and its activities. A symbol of life that can also be violent and deadly. Year after year this event provides a perfect venue to show off your costume you dont have to have a costume, but its so much fun if you do. Paddlewheel steamers are among the unsung heroes of canadian history. Fright night on the fraser is a famous paddlewheeler riverboat tours tradition. The bx sternwheeler was the first of two river steamers built for service on the upper fraser river by the bc express company during the busy era of grand trunk pacific railway construction.
Steamboats and paddle wheelers steamboat refers to the flatbottomed, shallowdraft, steampowered vessels, generally associated with inland navigation, as opposed to deepkeeled, oceangoing steamships. Paddlewheeler riverboat cruises new westminster all. The guide was awesome, telling us about the history of the area as we cruised from new westminster past the portman bridge and then back. Now celebrating more than 30years of service on the fraser river, paddlewheeler riverboat tours is a full services river tour company in new westminster, a city with a long and close association with the fraser river. With live narration of facts and fiction about the fraser and its history, youll experience all the activity of a busy working river as well as the sights and sounds of bc wildlife such as seals, ospreys, great blue. The bx was built at soda creek in early 1910 by alexander watson jr, of victoria, who was one of british columbias foremost shipbuilders and the son of the man who had built the charlotte. Native, an authentic 100passenger paddlewheeler, for an adventure on the mighty fraser. Native, our authentic 100passenger paddlewheeler, for an adventure on the mighty fraser river. Fraser river new years eve paddlewheeler dinner cruise. Guests can view the maximum security bc penitentiary which operated for 102 years. Paddlewheeler riverboat tours best of the northwest. Fright nights on the fraser by paddlewheeler riverboat. Paddlewheeler riverboat tours new westminster bc boating. Skuzzy was a sternwheeler built by canadian pacific railway contractor andrew onderdonk at spuzzum, british columbia, and was launched on the fraser river on may 4, 1882.
Cruise with us and discover bc from the fraser river point of view, on our 100passenger sternwheeler the m. We also can take you out into the breathtaking backcountry wilderness of pitt lake, or out for a narrated lunch cruise, sunset dinner cruises or fun fridaynight pub dance parties on the fraser river. The fully narrated upriver portion relays stories from history. I cant say its revisionist history because theres been nothing written. Enjoy the sun and scenery while listening to interesting facts and stories about the fraser river and new westminster by our knowledgeable narrator. The fraser river gold rush of 1858 as reported by the california newspapers of 1858. The fraser river new years eve paddlewheeler dinner cruise from new westminster is an unforgettable way to celebrate the new year. Also, if you have a group of people who want to get out on the fraser river for a great cruise experience, even in our offseason, both the 100passenger paddlewheeler m. Three of these, the conveyor, the operator and the distributor were built at victoria, british columbia, in 1908 by alexander watson jr. Fraser river tours by paddlewheeler riverboat tours youtube. Bc from a fraser river point of view in the spring of 1989, doug and helga leaney started a long tradition of fraser river cruises with their first commercial boat, the inlet cruiser.
With live narration of facts and fiction about the fraser and its history, youll encounter all the activity of a busy working river as well as the everpresent sights and sounds of wildlife such as seals, ospreys, great. This historic paddlewheel steamboat took a brief journey. Seeking to capitalize on the expansion of vancouvers downtown and the new popularity of the west end, in the 1930s harbour navigation moved to coal harbour and began operating a small. With live narration of facts and fiction about the fraser and its history, youll encounter all the activity of a busy working river as well as the.
A reproduction of the original booklet yankee steamboats on the fraser river, british columbia by frank r. Thirtyone years later we are still a familyowned company operating our flagship paddlewheeler, the 100passenger m. The commentary on what were seeing as we cruised down the fraser river was full of history, local sights and was well presented. We feature cruises on the fraser river, up river to fort langley or down to the historic fishing village of steveston. The operator sternwheeler was one of five sternwheelers built for the use on the skeena river by foley, welch and stewart for construction work on the grand trunk pacific railway. Enjoy a 3hour evening cruise along the beautiful fraser river, including a delicious buffer dinner with meat and vegetarian options, aboard the m. Paddlewheeler riverboat tours fraser riverboat scenic.
This historic paddlewheel steamboat took a brief journey on the fraser river people who regularly watch the fraser river viewed something earlier this month that is seldom seen actually sailing on the river like it once did. Steamboats and paddle wheelers the canadian encyclopedia. Paddlewheeler riverboat tours offers a unique experience of sightseeing and dining on the fraser river. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Paddlewheeler cruise 2019 richmond maritime festival. Native, an authentic 100passenger paddlewheeler, for a adventure on the mighty fraser river. Our company vancouver paddlewheeler riverboat tours. Skuzzy was the first sternwheeler to ever navigate the perilous rapids north of yale in the fraser canyon. We offer a unique experience on the river and look forward to. This magnificent relic is a complete replica of the types of transportation vessels used along the fraser from 1863 to 1921. The other four were the conveyor, the operator, the distributor and the omineca. The fraser river gold rush of 1858 as reported by the. Yankee steamboats on the fraser river, british columbia.1582 24 1670 689 266 260 1600 211 581 6 670 488 74 287 1663 1167 847 134 48 829 1068 719 153 1255 1189 1642 1428 1558 910 173 418 1632 757 389 1021 1474 1240 942 1472 92 1317 1298 1135 726 1006 18 267 340