This short film tells the tale of the men who drove big freighter canoes into the wilderness in the days when the fur trade was Canada's biggest business. The film recreates scenes of the early 19th century with a soundtrack by an all-male chorus.
Ages 17 to 17
History - Early Canadian Exploration (1600s-1800s)
History - Early Colonization/Settlement
This film, though not recent, can be useful to history teachers looking for ways to dynamically illustrate the difficulties encountered by Canada’s first explorers: the many natural and human obstacles, the difficulty in locating adequate food supply, etc.