The steady thump of adze against cottonwood harkens to the deep rhythmic sound of a native drum beat.
Two people are bent in labour over the hull of the dugout canoe Friday at The Exploration Place as another stands off to the side and takes a puck sharpening stone to his favourite ax.
It's day nine and the canoe is almost done.
Once completed and after its inaugural dip into the Nechako and Fraser Rivers during the Northern Hardware Canoe Race this Sunday, the 16-foot canoe will be part of the Path of Our Paddle exhibit in the museum. Read more