Maple Leaf Trail marker, Quebec, c. 1930.

The legendary Maple Leaf Trail was laid out by “Jackrabbit” Johannsen in the early 1930s and is still the backbone of a vast network of interconnected trails throughout the Laurentian region of Quebec. The marker was treated at the Canadian Conservation Institute in 1986, and was found by Barry Graham, a ski instructor at Parker’s Lodge, in March of 1985 on a fallen birch tree in a boggy area on the Parker’s Loop section of the trail.

Artifact Details

Date: 1930s(?)
Discipline: Cross-Country
Type: Miscellaneous
Colour: n/a
Material: steel covered with tin (?)
Measurements: log is 34 cm long; marker is 21 cm across the corners (mounted on the diagonal); the marker is 15 cm x 15 cm
Catalogue Number: 85.11.X36