climbing Kain glacier
Photo – ©Ivan Petrov (2016 Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb Project)

Join us on Saturday October 23 – Burgers & Beer Fundraiser

A night of fun, burgers, craft beer, The Mystery Mountain Project film screening, the book, vintage gear display table and loads of raffle prizes to be won.

Location: Black Oaks Brewery – 75 Horner Ave. Etobicoke, ON

Saturday October 23, 2021

Time: 6:30pm – 10pm

Members Annual General Meeting held 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Join us for Burgers and Beer in a relaxing and friendly environment. Meet the expedition members who are featured in the film and learn about the activities of the Canadian EH Society.

Ticket price includes:

  • One gourmet burger, choice of meat or Vegetarian
  • One Black Oaks craft beer
  • One raffle Prize draw ticket
  • Admission to the private preview screening of the film, The Mystery Mountain Project by Greg Gransden.

Media Inquiries:

For all media inquiries contact Ivan Petrov at mediainquiries@canadianehsociety.ca

The expedition members and film director Greg Gransden are available for media interviews.

Click here to see the recent news coverage of “The Mystery Mountain Project” documentary film.

Want to organize a fundraiser in your area in support of our future expeditions? We’d love that. Get in touch with us at info@canadianehsociety.ca


New Documentary Film is Available Now!

>>> May 5-9, 2021 @ Made Here Film Festival (US) <<<

>>> May 15-31, 2021 @ London Mountain Film Festival (UK) <<<

>>> June 11-25, 2021 @ Smoky Mountain Film Festival (US) <<<

>>> Sept 9-12, 2021 @ Bozeman International Film Festival (US) <<<

>>> Sept 9-17, 2021 @ Mosor Film Festival (Croatia) <<<

>>> Sept 10-19, 2021 @ Ladek Mountain Film Festival (Poland) <<<

>>> Oct 2-3, 2021 @ Northeast Mountain Film Festival (US) <<<

>>> Oct 13-17, 2021 @ Tegernsee Mountain Film Festival (Germany) <<<

Synopsis: In 1926, a young couple set off into the British Columbia wilderness in search of an undiscovered mountain now known as Mount Waddington, the highest and perhaps most daunting peak on Canada’s Pacific Coast. A century later, a group of would-be-adventurers tries to retrace their steps. And they’re determined to do it using only period equipment, similar to what was used by the Munday expedition in 1926, without any modern technology whatsoever. They soon find they’ve bitten off more than they can chew and it will take everything they’ve got to avoid disaster.

We will be coming to a city near you during our Spring 2022 film tour (pending pandemic situation and protocols). Dates to be announced soon.

If you want us to stop by your town with a film screening, get in touch with us, info@canadianehsociety.ca

Watch the trailer:

Our message on the film premiere:

Watch the full film here:

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Garage – watch the film via Garage Entertainment

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Thank You to our 2018-2022 Partners!


  • Mystery Mountain Expedition to Mt. Waddington

In the summer of 2018, we undertook our second major expedition – the Mystery Mountain Project. Following in the steps of intrepid adventurers Don and Phyllis Munday to re-enact as close to the day as possible their first 1926 exploratory expedition to Mount Waddington. In comparison to our first expedition, the 2016 Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb, our team went completely authentic. Based on archive photographs, vintage samples, sketches and descriptions of the day the team constructed their own wooden-frame backpacks, sleeping bags and Egyptian cotton tents.

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  • Mystery Mountain – the Saga Continues in 2022

Could this mean we will finish what we started? You bet! We’ve had to delay our return from summer 2020 so now it’s planned for the summer of 2022. We’ll be back to continue from the base of Waddington Glacier. Thank You to our sponsors and partners and to all the members of the Canadian EH Society for your continuing support.

 


Who we are

The Canadian Explorations Heritage Society is a federally registered charitable organization. For fun we call ourselves The Canadian EH Society. Really, we are a bunch of Canadians that are passionate about the great outdoors. We believe in the natural legacy of Canada. We also love the stories of the early exploits into the wilds by mountaineers and other adventurers. It is amazing what they were able to accomplish without complete maps or equipment as we have today.

 

Our mission

We are on a mission to raise awareness about the rich history afforded to us by early Canadian explorers. We continue this tradition by going into the wilds and sharing the stories that make up part of Canada’s history.

Bold explorers, both men and women, journeyed through wild lands pushing their limits through difficult terrain. They went on quests of discovery, empowered by a spirit of adventure and a love of nature. They accomplished incredible feats of physical and mental stamina. Often enduring the harshest conditions and climates, they traveled further afield than most. They did so to further scientific, geological and cartographic knowledge.

The achievements of these explorers form an enduring part of Canada’s heritage, and the lives and stories of these early adventurers form the cultural backbone of this great land.

 

Our goal

Our goal is to follow in the footsteps of notable expeditions. By re-creating these first forays into the wilderness we live the experience of what it must have been like for them. Venturing into unknown territory, they overcame numerous challenges with imagination, creativity, daring and courage. These are our Canadian stories, and we want to make them as tangible as possible for all Canadians.

The adventures we re-create are authentic, complete with period specific gear and clothing as well as the technology of the day. We capture these stories through documentary films and photographic exhibitions. By touring the films and speaking about our experiences we are able to connect with Canadians in a very personal way. History seems to come alive.

 

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Become a Member

We are looking for people to join as members. We are rapidly growing and as more partners come on board we can offer more perks. However, we think that hanging out with adventurous people is a perk in itself. Become a member today.

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Invite us to Speak at your Event

We are happy to come to your organization or event to speak about our projects and present our documentary films. We believe that these Canadian stories need to be told. Our expedition teams have a unique understanding of how the early explorers must have felt and what they endured. Contact us with your specific needs.

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Help Fund an Expedition

Expeditions are marvels of logistics, gear acquisition, food preparation, permits, transportation, and a myriad of other details. They don’t happen without many hours of volunteered time and dedication from our members. We seek partnerships and sponsors to help fund the costs. We also turn to ordinary Canadians to help us achieve our goals.

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The next expedition in 2026

Find out about our upcoming expedition. The Mackenzie Peace River Expedition.

We Need You! Looking for enthusiastic people to join the organizing team now. Contact us today!

In this journey we re-enact a voyage from Fort Forks on the Peace River in Alberta through the Rocky Mountains to the Fraser River in British Columbia using a voyageur canoe, muskets, and 18th century clothing and equipment. Forging friendships with local indigenous communities along the way, we recognize their contribution to our Canadian landscape.

Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada
The inscription MacKenzie made on a rock at Bella Coola. Photo by John Harvey
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