From the Athabasca to the Mackenzie Delta: a journey on Canada's inland waterways

This exhibit documents the journey that Emrys Jones made from Waterways, Alberta to Aklavik, Northwest Territories in the summer of 1928.

This was the golden age of river boat travel before roads and railways penetrated the northern landscape. It was a time when sternwheelers and barges were the mainstay of the northern economy.

All photographs of the journey were taken by Jones and represent only a sample of the collection. Jones donated his store of photographs to the Institute of Northern Studies in the late 1960s, and they now form part of the Institute of Northern Studies fonds at the University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections.

This site was published in 2002 and was curated by Patrick Hayes.

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