In this special bonus episode of Explore, canoe expert James Raffan introduces listeners to HBC Governor George Simpson and his unique style of “management by canoe”
Left: A 1927 painting by Charles W. Jefferys of Henry Kelsey’s journey to the Canadian prairies. Right: A drawing of Samuel Hearne’s journey to the Coppermine, also by Jefferys. (Images: Library and Archives Canada)
Host David McGuffin and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts reveal some of the compelling figures of the early fur trade in Canada: Henry Kelsey, Samuel Hearne, and the great Dene leader Matonabbee
The remains of the old HBC Chief Factor’s house at the Cree Nation of Waskaganish, located in the Eeyou Istchee territory in northern Quebec. (Photo: David McGuffin/Can Geo)
The Explore podcast delves into the 350-year history of the Hudson’s Bay Company. In this, the first of a four-part series, we visit the James Bay Cree Nation of Waskaganish, site of the first ever HBC trading post.
Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques records an episode of Explore with host David McGuffin.