Canadian historian Lawrence Burpee (1873-1946) wrote a biography of railroader Sandford Fleming and a history of early Western Canada that includes the rise of fur trading forts along the Pacific coast. Two other works concern the Canadian Rockies. On the Old Athabaska Trail retraces the routes of fur traders.


Among the Canadian Alps (New York and London: John Lane Company; Toronto: Bell & Cockburn, 1914)

Sandford Fleming: Empire Builder (London: Oxford University Press, 1915)

Burpee, Lawrence Johnstone. On the Old Athabaska Trail (Ryerson Press, 1926).

Jungling in Jasper (Ottawa: Graphic Publishers, 1929)

Burpee, Lawrence Johnstone. The Search for a Western Sea: The Story of the Exploration of North-Western America (Toronto: Musson Book Company, 1908; Toronto, New York, London: Macmillan, 1935).

[BCBW 2004] "Forts and Fur"