Klondike: Quest for Gold

Creators: Don Young
Year: 2003
Duration: 4 x 48 min
Language: English
Cast: Andria Bellon, Joe Bishop

As seen on PBS comes this new “living history” series about eight “average people” (7 men and one women) who volunteer to relive an adventure. The epic 1200 kilometer journey by the Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders of 1840s from Winnipeg, to the Hudson Bay. They undertake this grueling and difficult journey through the heart of the Canadian wilderness in a historically accurate York Boat (a hand made wooden boat 40 ft. x 8 ft.) with only period provisions. Rowing 12 to 14 hours a day, carrying 180 lb. packs, shooting the rapids, and covering over 1200 kilometers, the trip will take eight to twelve weeks.   In Episode one ” The Company of Adventures” we meet the pioneers who have agreed to undertake the 1200 kilometer quest to the Hudson Bay. We follow the crew in their initial week of the journey as they come face-to-face with the hardships of life in 1840. 

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