A Letter to Sportsmen

Dr Frank M. Johnson of Boston, the author of that superb work: “Forest, Lake and Stream,” was a delegate from Massachusetts to the Convention of the N. A. Fish and Game Protection Association that was held in Quebec in February last. He arrived too late to read a carefully prepared paper, and only in time […]

Canada – Canadian Indians

THE question of the true aborigine is a fruitful subject for scientific discussion all the world over, and it is well for the plain historian to evade the issue by plunging through the mists of antiquity to practical historic records of the people found in the country by early settlers. It is quite evident that […]

Canada – The Development Of The West

WESTERN Canada of today, embracing the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, has been well called ” The Land of Opportunity.” That is to say, for those who are prepared to adapt themselves to existing conditions. It is a ” hustling ” place, in marked contrast with when the Hudson’s Bay Company held sway. The […]


Oats and barley thrive and yield amazingly. Oats frequently weigh from five to fifteen pounds per bushel more than the prescribed standard, and the ordinary crop yields from forty to eighty bushels an acre. Barley, both six-rowed and two-rowed, is of exceptionally fine quality, and flax (linseed) is produced in large quantities, but its injurious […]

British Columbia – Canada’s Western-Most Province

While it has in the past been customary to think and speak of British Columbia as a mountainous country, it is as well to bear in mind that since railway communication has been established the various resources of this western-most Province of Canada have been developed to a remarkable extent, and that when the projected […]

Canada – The Undeveloped North

WE have seen in foregoing pages the civilisation of Canada, starting in the east in Acadia, moving quickly westward to Quebec, thence more slowly onward to Ontario, through Manitoba to British Columbia. We see in the network of railways which surround Winnipeg, in the closely dotted townships throughout that great middle belt the story of […]

Border Provinces of Canada to the West

WESTWARD from Centralia, described in the previous chapter, there is a chain of provinces touching the international boundary all the way to the Pacific coast; these are Manitoba, Saskatchewan (till recently Assiniboia and Saskatchewan), Alberta and British Columbia. These Prairie Provinces, especially the first named, are well known, and also fairly well developed and populated. […]

The Canadian Prairie Province – Climate

MR. BLODGETT, in his well-known work on the Climatology of the United States, says :—” The increase of temperature westward from the sources of the Mississippi in Northern Minnesota, is quite as rapid as it is south-ward to New Mexico; and the Pacific borders at the 50th parallel are milder in winter than Santa Fe. […]

The Canadian Prairie Province – Indians

WHEN the famous bargain was made, in 1870, between the Imperial and Canadian Governments and the Hudson Bay Company, which, in so far as that corporation’s questionable title was concerned, added three millions of square miles to the area of the Dominion, it was not an estate without incumbrance that we got. The Company still […]

The Canadian Prairie Province – Government And Civil Institutions

BY the Dominion Act, 3:3 Vic. c. 3, under which the Province was carved out of Rupert’s Land and the North West Territory, provision was made for the establishment of its government, as also for that of the part of the territory not included within the limits of the Province. Manitoba was given a representation […]