Published: November 26th 2011August 21st 2011
York Factory was a trading post located on the shore of Hudson Bay at the mouth of the Hayes River, 227 km southeast of Churchill (according to Dave's GPS). It was headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's Northern Department through much of the 1800's and it continued as a fur trading post until 1957 when the company closed it down.
York Factory is now a National Historic Site of Canada and is the oldest wooden building in Canada built on permafrost.
The trip down there was great! We got to fly over the spectacular Wapusk National Park and the mighty Nelson River as well as getting to see many polar bears from the air. It had been a place on our bucket list for quite some time and the opportunity to visit was thrown at us by a friend. It was a very worthwhile and interesting trip - the Canadian history of the fur trading era is extremely interesting!
D + T.
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