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On the River Seine

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 3/8/2013 (1477 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

In early June, Free Press photographer Ruth Bonneville launched her red canoe on the Seine River at the Perimeter Highway and set out for a nine-hour paddle.

Her 22-kilometre journey took her through St. Vital and St. Boniface to where the Seine feeds into the Red River near Whittier Park.

She encountered many sights, crossed under many roads, and came upon several other river enthusiasts along the way, in boats and on shore. 

Hear the perspective 80-year-old Bill Linton, longtime canoeist and one of the first members of Save the Seine, as he enjoys a day on the water near his home in St. Boniface.

Then follow Ruth's journey along the river in the map below.  Clicking on any dot will turn up the time, description and a photo of the spot. Use the plus and minus scale at left to zoom in our out, and drag on the map to move around.  Can't see the map below? Try opening it in a new window.

Read more by Photos by Ruth Bonneville.

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