Exploration & Discovery

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Trading Beyond the Mountains

The British Fur Trade on the Pacific, 1793-1843

UBC Press

This books examines the Hudson's Bay company exploration efforts beyond the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean from 1793 to 1843 – which led to the commercial development of the Pacific coast and the Cordilleran interior of western North America.

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The Vancouver Island Letters of Edmund Hope Verney

1862-65

Edited by Allan Pritchard
UBC Press

This previously unknown collection of letters lets us experience colonial British Columbia through the eyes of a young British naval officer who spent three years on Vancouver Island commanding a Royal Navy gunboat during the Cariboo gold rush.

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Paul Kane's Great Nor-West

UBC Press

In this beautifully designed and richly illustrated book, Diane Eaton and Sheila Urbanek re-create Paul Kane's heroic journey across Canada and bring to life the people, places, and events he experienced.

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Yukon

The Last Frontier

UBC Press
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To the Charlottes

George Dawson's 1878 Survey of the Queen Charlotte Islands

UBC Press

This book examines geologist George Dawson's 1878 exploration of the Queen Charlotte Islands, includes a reprint of Dawson's report, photographs, and his journal complete with biographical, scientific, and ethnological details.

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Robert Brown and the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition

Edited by John Hayman
UBC Press

The remarkable journal of the 1864 Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition, a four-and-a-half-month journey that describes the island's pristine wilderness, as well as Cowichan, Chemainus, and Comox and the coal-mining town of Nanaimo.

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