S2E15: Summer Road Trip Series - Western Canada

August 29, 2019

Our summer road trip series continues with stops in Western Canada! We begin in Haida Gwaii in British Columbia before making our way across the prairies. Other stops include Dinosaur Provincial Park, Fort Battleford, Riel House, and Lower Fort Garry.


  • To check out photos of the Torrington Gopher Hole Museum, click here. (Also pictured above!)


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Foster, Bristol. “Haida Gwaii,” Canadian Encyclopedia, accessed July 23, 2019,

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Krmpotich, Cara. The Force of Family: Repatriation, Kinship, and Memory on Haida Gwaii. Toronto (Ontario): University of Toronto Press, 2014.

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Wilson, Peter. “Fort Battleford history relived.” Leader Post: Regina, 16 August 2010.


Hosts: Robin Mullins, Keely McCavitt, and Alice Glaze

Producers: Robin Mullins and Emily Cuggy

Researchers: Sam Clark and Anna Kuntz

Audio Editing: Emily Cuggy

Web Content: Casandra Masse

Image Credit: Torrington Gopher Hole Museum