When the Hudson’s Bay Company set up its fur trading posts along the coast of Hudson Bay in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, their locations were extremely remote.
Although not as difficult to get to today, York Factory and Prince of Wales Fort in northern Manitoba remain adventure travel destinations far off the beaten track.
Every summer, Heartland Tours of Winnipeg takes a small group on an exclusive tour to these fascinating spots.
A Canada's History Getaway article about a recent Manitoba Historical Fur Trade Tour appeared in the April-May 2014 issue of the magazine.
Below is a collection of photos highlighting the tour. Click on the first image to start the slideshow. All photos are by Nelle Oosterom unless otherwise specified.