The log drive required exceptional qualities of audacity, determination and courage on the part of both the river drivers and their families.

Each year, when the spring thaw finally came, the men would drive logs nearly 100 kilometres down the Rivière Rimouski in difficult and perilous conditions.

Our tribute to the old-time river drivers recreates the authentic living history of the drive, which has its share of lore and legends.

Relive a forgotten era as you listen to Midas the boat runner’s homage to the courageous drivers.

Explore the site to see illustrations of the drive and the names of some of the drivers, as well as the bustling river camps and the drivers’ way of life. See a craftsman-built reconstruction of a driver’s river boat.

Let yourself be transported into the legendary world of the river drive.

 

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