Hudson Bay expedition down the Nelson River

Hello Expeditioners,

We just completed a two week journey from Winnipeg to Gillam, Manitoba by car and then switching to a sailboat sized like a Norse “after boat”. We encountered polar bears (and even ended up sleeping on an island with one), belugas, ravens and eagles. We also stopped on the island where Thomas Button wintered in 1612, searched the landscape for signs of “8 mile trail” and studied the effects on time on the shoreline.

Isostatic rebound, erosion and forest fires have dramatically changed the landscape over the last 400 years. Luckily the north end of Hudson Bay is not rebounding as much as the south end but we will definitely be looking for Norse sites above and back from the current shoreline. We also made a short journey to York Factory where we missed the Prime Minister of Canada by 2 days.

We plan to return in 2013.

2 Responses to “Hudson Bay expedition down the Nelson River”

  1. on 03 May 2013 at 3:20 pm Clint Sawchuk

    Hi there nice website looks like a great trip. But no mention on how you acually got to York Factory and how you got those great shots of the fort and the polar bears on marsh point, and no mention of the fact that you had to get pulled up the Nelson River by me.

  2. on 27 May 2013 at 1:56 pm David

    Hi Clint. Do you have a website for Nelson River Adventures?

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