How we go about it

The best way to fully appreciate what our early explorers accomplished is to follow in their footsteps……literally!  We re-create famous exploratory journeys from Canada’s past. Our members  set out on expeditions using the same routes, the same equipment, food and even clothing that was used by the original explorers. They gain the full experience of what it was like to canoe, hike and climb through Canada’s vast wilderness using equipment which is far outdated compared to our modern amenities.


How we tell the story

We make documentary films of our expeditions so that we can share the experience with people across Canada and the world.  Our researchers and expedition members tour the country, giving presentations and film screenings to museums, schools and various societies and community organizations.

Photo © Greg Gransden (edit Rod Thompson)




We follow in the footsteps of early explorers….literally!