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Northern Wilderness episode 6 – Journey’s End

Northern Wilderness episode 6 - Journey's End: Ray Mears goes on an epic adventure into Canada's unforgiving yet inspiring wilderness.     Until David Thompson found a route through the Rockies, the west coast was effectively cut off from the rest of Canada. Combined with the unique terrain of the Pacific coast, the result was a different land.   Northern Wilderness episode 6 - Journey's End   The unique cultures, skills and landscape of Canada's far west make it a…

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Read more about the article Northern Wilderness episode 5 – Koo Koo Sint – The Star Gazer
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Northern Wilderness episode 5 – Koo Koo Sint – The Star Gazer

Northern Wilderness episode 5 - Koo Koo Sint - The Star Gazer: David Thompson was a Briton who helped change the face of Canada. He mapped nearly four million square miles of North America. This would be an impressive feat today - in the 1800s it was, quite simply, staggering.     Thompson effectively paved the way for trade from coast to coast in Canada, strengthening the status of the country and defining the borders that kept Canada independent from…

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Read more about the article Northern Wilderness episode 4 – In Arctic Footsteps
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Northern Wilderness episode 4 – In Arctic Footsteps

Northern Wilderness episode 4: in this episode of the series, Ray follows in the footsteps of an unsung British hero who helped put modern Canada on the map. In a stunning celebration of one of earth's last great wildernesses, Ray Mears goes on an epic adventure into Canada's unforgiving yet inspiring landscape.     John Rae from Scotland was the first great Arctic explorer and came to be regarded as the foremost authority on First Nation methods of Arctic survival…

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Read more about the article Northern Wilderness episode 3 – The Unknown Pioneer
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Northern Wilderness episode 3 – The Unknown Pioneer

Northern Wilderness episode 3 - The Unknown Pioneer: Ray Mears goes on an epic adventure into Canada's unforgiving yet stunning wilderness. For Ray Mears there is one British pioneer who stands above all others in the exploration of Canada. That man is Samuel Hearne. In learning to travel using First Nations skills, he set the template for successful travel into Canada's wilderness.     Hearne's story is defined by hardship and adventure, an inspiring tale made more powerful by the…

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Read more about the article Northern Wilderness episode 2 – The Company that Built a Country
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Northern Wilderness episode 2 – The Company that Built a Country

Northern Wilderness episode 2 - The Company that Built a Country: Ray Mears goes on an epic adventure into Canada's unforgiving yet stunning wilderness. As Ray travels across land and by canoe, he tells the story of one of the greatest companies the world has ever known - the Hudson's Bay Company that opened up Canada.     Ray discovers how those early traders were pioneers who laid the foundations of the modern Canadian state. He also demonstrates local crafts…

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