Students at Valleyview Public School in Kenora celebrated Métis culture and the voyageur yesterday during the school's Festival Du Voyageur day.
Grade 5 student Drew Carmabetsos said he learned a lot.
"I like their culture. They like hunting, they like trapping. What really surprised me was the thousands of miles of canoeing a day," he said.
Activities included crafts, dancing, stories, music, and games. Students were also encouraged to dress as voyageurs.
"Today I am dressed up because it's voyageur day, and you got to dress up. What's the point of voyageur day if you don't dress up like a voyageur?' he said.
Some of the trademarks of a voyageur displayed by students were plaid shirts, fur hats, and sashes worn around their waists. Some students even sported moustaches and beards.