Poutrincourt was having trouble with the aristocrats in France, being forced to allow the Jesuits into his realm and trying to keep Port Royal to himself. Marquise de Guercheville had the means and the desire to save the souls of New France, take the land for herself and of course, profit from the fur trade. Champlain had connections with Count de Soissons, Charles de Bourbon and would stand behind his New France ambitions. He really wanted to witness the Northern Sea. A man by the name of Nicholas de Vignau, expressed that he had been there. So off they went, to bad Nicholas was lying.
A replica of Port Royal in Nova Scotia
A trading post with the neighboring Indians
No river no problem, unless your the one carrying the canoe
Chaudiere Falls before modern development
Lithographed by C. Ingrey, 310, Strand, London.; 1. c.: CHAUDIERE FALLS, OTTAWA RIVER, UPPER CANADA. / From a Sketch by an Officer of the Royal Staff Corps, prior to the Erection of the Bridges / thrown over the Falls in 1827 by Lieut. Colonel J. By, Comr Royal Engr.s, / Rideau Canal, Upper Canada.