People of the Parkway – Part 2. The Fur Trade

The fur trade was a driving force behind the development of Canada as a nation, but it started quite by accident. European fishermen drying cod in Newfoundland to sell in Europe, traded cloth with First Nations people who brought them furs in exchange. The fishermen...

People of the Parkway – Part 1. First Nations

People of the Parkway –¬†Part 1. First Nations Archaeological evidence shows that First Nations people have been present in the Icefields Parkway area for thousands of years. More than 20 distinct aboriginal groups have been identified. These include the present...