Every Trail Has A Story: Heritage Travel In Canada by Bob Henderson, James Raffan

By Bob Henderson, James Raffan

Canada is full of fascinating locations for trip the place history and panorama engage to create tales that fireside our mind's eye. Scattered around the land are great stories of human existence over the centuries. From the Majorville rock formation (dated as being older than Stonehenge), during the platforms of strolling trails constructed via pre-contact local Peoples, and the fur exchange routes, to the more moderen grand tales of the Chilkoot Gold Rush of 1897, Bob Henderson, the visitor, captures our dwelling heritage in its courting to the land -- most sensible expressed during the Norwegian quote "nature is the genuine domestic of culture." the variety of interesting content material contains the traditional James Bay landmark (the "Wonderful" Stone); the mountain treks of naturalist Mary Schaffer Warren; the west coast observations of George Vancouver; practices corresponding to puppy sledding, hot wintry weather camping out and canoeing that permit for historical past insights; the paths of Dundas, Ontario; the exploits of missionary Gabriel Sagard; the recluse Louis Gamache of Anticosti Island; the deserted gravesites alongside the coast of Newfoundland -- to call yet a couple of. As historian Michael Bliss as soon as stated, "We need to give you the option to make heritage scent again." writer Bob Henderson brings the "fragrance of the earlier" into the current and invitations us to visualize and take part. "Like an enthused hummingbird too desirous to land, Bob Henderson leads a wide-ranging travel of the massive backyard of Canadian heritage and panorama. as soon as entrusted with the smell of intrigue we're invited to persist with those tales and trails deeper, lead them to converse and tell our personal travels and impressions. listed below are stepping stones and touchstones, paths towards richer engagements through a storied and amazing past." - Alexandra & Garrett Conover, co-authors of The Snow Walker's spouse "I pulled off the river; a log cabin set again within the woods had stuck my eye. notwithstanding very previous it used to be more healthy -- there has been

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Jacques Carrier in 1534 only saw the Labrador coast, not the interior. He called it, "a land of stones and rocks, frightful and illshaped. the land God gave to Cain/'5 He never saw Harp Lake on a calm day. Labrador welcomed us with beautiful shapes. The dreary, frightful storm days would always be a change of pace from the welcoming splendour of The Labrador's spell. That first day was monumental. Thankfully, our first low level flying NATO jet from Goose Bay didn't zoom by until day three. Strange to realize, but we'd arrived on a holiday weekend.

The stories continue, claiming that while the spirits in the rock have no names, two spirits made comfortable, grooved resting places in the rock, which then served as portholes into its core. These resting places, which are clearly identifiable today, once were used by shamans (spiritual leaders) to gain power through inspiration and connection with the spirit world. Undoubtedly the rock held some spiritual significance at one point and most reports past and present suggest the spirits in the rock must be treated with great care and respect.

Perhaps they had more time or were "so moved" during the dispensing of rum). John Rae is one such example. He wrote in an 1848 letter to George Simpson, governor of the Hudson's Bay Company: Not having crossed to the west end of the portage until this morning, I was much struck with the splendid view down the valley of the Clearwater River. "19 I wonder if Butler stopped for a shot of rum to commemorate the recently past heydays of the fur trade? Historically, coming from the west to east via the western mountains, the portage view was hardly mentioned.

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