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Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness

Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness is a BBC television series hosted by Ray Mears, exploring the Canadian wilderness. The series consists of six episodes which follow the footsteps of early European explorers who discovered the wild lands of Canada. The first episode explores Canada's vast Boreal Forest and unlocks the secrets of the forgotten world. The second episode tells the story of the Hudson's Bay Company that opened up Canada. The third episode retraces the journey of explorer Samuel Hearne. The fourth episode follows in the footsteps of Arctic explorer John Rae. The fifth episode follows David Thompson's footsteps across the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast. And the sixth and final episode explores the unique cultures, skills and landscape of the country's far west.

Episode 1 - The Forgotten Forest
Ray Mears explores Canada's Boreal Forest, learns about the people who called it home and unlocks the secrets of the forgotten world.

Episode 2 - The Company that Built a Country
As Ray Mears travels across land and by canoe, he tells the story of one of the greatest companies the world has ever known - the Hudson's Bay Company that opened up Canada.

Episode 3 - The Unknown Pioneer
Ray Mears follows in the footsteps of British explorer Samuel Hearne on his epic 1,000-mile trip.

Episode 4 - In Arctic Footsteps
Ray Mears follows in the footsteps of Arctic explorer John Rae, who was regarded as the authority on methods of Arctic survival and travel.

Episode 5 - Koo Koo Sint, The Star Gazer
Ray Mears follows David Thompson's footsteps across the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast, exploring the mapping techniques used by Thompson.

Episode 6 - Journey's End
Ending his journey across Canada, Ray Mears explores the unique cultures, skills and landscape of the country's far west.


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