This historic painting clearly shows the shape and livery of the canoes upon which the Hudson's Bay Company vessels were patterned.

Thomas Mower Martin
Encampment of Woodland Indians, 1880
Oil on canvas, 71.2 x 122.1 cm
Glenbow Museum and Archives (CN: 58.6 Phn:134)

Micmac Canoe

Canadian Museum of Civilization (K98-33)

North Canoe

Canadian Museum of Civilization (K98-35)

The Museum's Fur Trade Era permanent exhibits are located in the Canada Hall. Among the items on display are splendid examples of both the North Canoe and the Micmac-style canoe.