It’s that most wonderful time of year! But, also an anxious time of year… Where will you find presents your friends and family will love?

This year our online shop and brick-and-mortar boutique (754 First Street, LaSalle, IL) have delightful gifts, including several new gift sets, that will have you quickly checking off names on your list. Even more, your purchases help support our nonprofit organization’s mission to enhance and promote the I&M Canal National Heritage Area.

1. Boat Tour Gift Package


All aboard for 1848! Gift a journey back in time aboard the “Volunteer,” a mule-powered, 1840s-replica Canal Boat, as it coasts gently up and down the Illinois & Michigan Canal. The tour will regale them with tales of the canal’s rich history while the deck hand, mule tender and boat captain along with trusty Moe the Mule guide the boat one mile up the canal to the Little Vermillion aqueduct and then back to the dock. Adult option includes a $10 voucher in our Gift Shop and a Bike the Canal Stainless Steel Water Bottle while a kid’s package includes an I&M Canal Drawstring Backpack and a I&M Canal T-shirt with their ticket. Price: $58.95 for Boat Captain’s VIP Package; $28.99 for Jr. Boat Captain’s VIP Package


2. Kids Stuff Gift Package

Engage kids on your list with fun activities that will have them excited to get out and explore the world. The Jr. Ranger Passport book is filled with fascinating information, wonderful color illustrations, fun activities and amazing photos of our national parks. The Let’s Explore Bingo Play Set will send them on an exciting scavenger hunt as they seek and find items in different indoor and outdoor settings. The two booklets include additional stories and activities. Pack them all for a trip in the I&M-themed drawstring backpack with their Lincoln & I&M Canal Booklet and Jr Ranger Booklet (booklets not shown). They’ll bring the fun with them wherever they go! Price: $31.89


3. 175th Anniversary Gift Set

Special for this holiday season! This set is the perfect way for them to deck out their outfits, backpacks, gear and even tree with a commemorative pin, patches and ornament celebrating the I&M Canal and its 175th Anniversary. Price: $22.83


The sets can be shipped or picked up onsite at our shop in LaSalle. Beyond these three new gift sets, you can find more great gifts available from our online shop.

Looking for Corporate Gifts? Contact us at (815) 220-1848 or
[email protected].