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Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – BONUS EPISODE: Life at Fort Simpson

Episode 16

In a 1938 radio recording, Charles Camsell, the founding president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, details what it was like growing up at an HBC fur trading post

  • 16 minutes

History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 3: The rise of the Métis

Episode 15

Indigenous rights lawyer and author Jean Teillet reveals how the struggle to dominate the fur trade led to the rise of a distinct people in Canada: the Métis

  • 39 minutes

History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – BONUS EPISODE: Sir George Simpson

Episode 14

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”

  • 8 minutes

History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 2: Early explorers

Episode 13

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

  • 43 minutes

History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 1: Waskaganish

Episode 12

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. 

  • 35 minutes

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Allan Hawco in character for Frontier

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Allan Hawco on his new fur trade TV series ‘Frontier’

Discovery Canada's original drama portrays the struggle for wealth and power in 1700s Canada

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