Canmore, Alberta-based authors Nicky L. Brink and Stephen R. Brown have retraced the pioneering footfalls of David Thompson's 1807 journey across Howse Pass, as well as the Rocky Mountain travel routes of HBC Governor George Simpson, John Palliser and Mary Schaffer in Forgotten Highways: Wilderness Journeys Down the Historic Trails of the Canadian Rockies (Brindle & Glass, 2006). Routes such as Athabasca Pass are far less-travelled than they were prior to 1850 when Thompson and other explorers laid the foundation for the B.C. fur trade.

[BCBW 2006] "1800-1850"