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Fundraiser Dinner June 22, 2019


Join us for another fun fun fundraiser. A delicious evening of food, drinks and a memorable slideshow presentation about the epic journey to Mystery Mountain as told by expedition leader Bryan Thompson.

Saturday June 22, 2019
69 Lynn Williams Street, Toronto
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

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Want to organize a fundraiser in your area. We’d love that. Get in touch with us at info@canadianehsociety.ca

 

 

In other news:

  • The documentary film from the Mystery Mountain Project is in production and should be completed by the end of summer 2019.
  • A film tour across Canada is planned for the Fall. If you want us to stop by your town, get in touch with us, info@canadianehsociety.ca
  • We are looking to hire a student for the summer. With funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program we are helping students gain valuable work experience. If you are between 15 -30 you may qualify. Express your interest and find out more at,  info@canadianehsociety.ca

 

  • 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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  • Could this mean we will finish what we started? You bet! In the summer of 2020, 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.

See our story in the May/June 2019 issue of the Canadian Geographic magazine here and the Summer 2019 issue of the Coast Mountain Culture magazine here. Please support these two excellent publications by picking up a copy at your local newsstands or better yet through an annual subscription.


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 2022

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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