Tag Archives: Painting

Early Settlers of Canada: Where They Came From

In the very early days of Canada the fur trade was responsible for most early arrivals. The Hudson’s Bay Company was in the business of buying furs. In the beginning their real competitors were independent traders and the competition was cutthroat. In 1787 the North West company was formed and they became the Hudson Bay […]

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Western Canada beckoned early settlers in search of a home

Aboriginal peoples have lived in Canada for 10,000 to 11,000 years or longer. Scientists have hypothesized that they arrived on this continent from Asia, travelling over the Bering Strait but that is highly questionable given recent discoveries across all of North America. In any event the early 1900s brought huge changes to Canada and saw […]

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SS Beaver ruled the Pacific Northwest Coast for 34 years

The Beaver side-wheeler, the first steamship off the coast of British Columbia. On June 18, 1836, the Hudson’s Bay Company ship Beaver, the first steamship to travel on Puget Sound, departed Fort Vancouver for her first journey up the Pacific Northwest coast. To quote the Victoria News, “The coast of British Columbia has been a maritime highway for […]

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Fine Art Photography and Painting Compared

Fine art photography in its purest sense is an artistic medium. Taking pictures is not a science, it is a happening. It is to whisper a silent ‘thank you’ as the world presents a moment for only you to see and interpret. It’s personal. Fine art photography is the essence of capturing a moment whereas […]

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