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Calendar 2015-2016Mackenzie 50th Anniversary 2015-2016 Calendars


On Sale for $5.00 each




A Beaver is Eating My CanoeA Beaver is Eating My Canoe

Edited by Matt Jackson

Have you ever felt like the universe is doubled over laughing at you? Like you’re the butt of some great cosmic joke? Fear not! You are not alone. In this long-awaited sequel to Mugged by a Moose, we hope you’ll feel a kinship with our 25 free-spirited wanderers, as they relate some of their craziest, wackiest, funniest and most inspiring tales of travel from the far side of beyond. $19.95

Bannock and BeansBannock and Beans

In 1934, in the middle of the Great Depression, multi-millionaire Charles Bedaux spent $250,000 attempting to drive five half-track Citroens across the northern BC wilderness. Bob White, a cowboy hired to work on the expedition, wrote reminiscences and took photos of this unique adventure. Bob’s manuscript was edited for publication by historian Jay Sherwood, who wrote a foreword and afterword based on interviews and research. Many new sources of information and photos were found. $18.95

BC’s Own Railroad $6.95

Crooked River RatsCrooked River Rats

By Bernard McKay

Drift back in history to a time when the rivermen still plied their trade throughout the northern rivers of British Columbia. This book tells the tales of the men and women who traveled the river highways living and working in the wilderness. Generations of trappers, hunters, big game guides and prospectors depended on the riverboats for their supplies. Using brute strength and strong will, these river pioneers endured much hardship as they opened up the northern bush. Here are their stories. $19.95

Dont Shoot From saddleDon’t Shoot From the Saddle: Chronicles of a Frontier Surgeon

In these earthy and hilarious tales, Dr. Holley writes about his life as a bush doctor in the Canadian north and as a surgeon in the old, rugged West. From Yellowknife to New York’s Columbia University, he mixed medicine with mischief for half a century. Al Holley wasn’t just a doctor. His roles ranged from cowboy to author, stagecoach driver to train robber. He worked as an army lieutenant, a historian, an artist, a Justice of the Peace, and even acted on the streets of Barkerville, heart of the Cariboo Gold Rush. These stories show just how good a tough life in the backwoods can be. The doctor captivates his audience with his ability to see to the very essence of people. Above all, Holley knows how to laugh at himself, and to make others laugh at the strange things life can toss up. $16.95

Finlays RiverFinlay’s River

By R.M. Patterson

R. M. Patterson, whose style was described by noted author Bruce Hutchison as a “a mixture between Thoreau and Jack London,” tells the story of his 1949 trip up this wild river in remote northern British Columbia. Patterson uses his own journey as a framework to recount the adventures of explorers who went there before; all had struggled up the Finlay for different reasons, and all left spirited accounts of that challenging, doomed river-accounts that Patterson brings to vivid life again. Much of the Finlay, a river of whitewater rapids that flowed through a magnificent country of dense forests and high mountains, disappeared forever under the waters of Williston Lake with the completion of the W. A. C. Bennett Dam in 1968. In this engaging book, Patterson preserves the memory of this wilderness and the long-gone adventurers who first told the world about its existence. $19.95

Frontier Forts Posts HBCFrontier Forts and Posts of the Hudson’s Bay Company

By Kenneth Perry

This guidebook offers a brief historical account of fur-trading outposts in the Pacific Northwest. Accompanied by numerous historical photos, the book gives readers insight into the colonization of the West Coast by bold and hopeful men looking for a new life as they worked for trading companies. Full of historical facts on HBC forts and posts, place names, monuments and famous settlers, the book serves as a valuable field reference to many existing historical sites. The first section looks at forts and post in Washington State; section two is focused on BC; section three looks at the Yukon Territory; section four covers forts in Alaska; section five offers directions to historic sites. $19.95

Furrows in the SkyFurrows in the Sky

By Jay Sherwood

Gerry Andrews (1903–2005) had many adventures in his 102 years. He was a rural school teacher, a forester, a soldier and a surveyor. His developments in aerial photography dramatically changed forestry in BC in the late 1930s and assisted the Allies in the D-Day landings. As BC’s surveyor-general from 1951 to 1968, he supervised the mapping of the province’s large construction projects, often using aerial photography. He referred to the process of mapping the landscape in an airplane as “ploughing photographic furrows up and down the sky at 16,000 feet”. This book tells the story of this man’s remarkable life, based on his personal correspondence, unpublished manuscripts and diaries, interviews with people who knew him, and published articles by and about him. The book includes a selection of the many photographs that Andrews took during his adventures. $19.95

Grizzly Bear MountainGrizzly Bear Mountain

By Jack Boudreau

Hot on the heels of his best seller, ‘Crazy Man’s Creek’, Jack Boudreau writes his sequel. We go back to the small community of Penny and then look over Jack’s shoulder as he develops his fascination with the grizzly bear, first as a hunter, then as a photographer. The grizzly bear, according to Jack, is not a threatened species, at least not in the McGregor Mountain Range. Through Jack’s eyes, we begin to understand and appreciate this marvellous beast. As well as giving us a greater understanding of this magnificient bear, Jack speaks of his love of the rugged mountain country of Northern British Columbia. $18.95

Helicopters in the High CountryHelicopters in High Country




In the Shadow of the Great WarIn the Shadow of the Great War

By Jay Sherwood

In 1913, the BC government hired G.B. Milligan and E.B. Hart to each lead a small expedition that spent 18 months exploring the northeastern part of British Columbia. These expeditions helped provide the first detailed information of this region. Unfortunately, World War I began just as these men completed their work, and the information they gathered got filed away and forgotten in the shadow of the Great War. Now, on the centennial of these expeditions, historian Jay Sherwood’s new book documents the Milligan and Hart expeditions. $19.95

King of the MountainKing of the Mountain

There are some truths that are inescapable, and one such truth is the necessity for harmony and disharmony in our natural world: predator and prey, humans and wildlife, nature and the forces of nature. In Jack Boudreau’s ninth book, KING OF THE MOUNTAIN, he takes a deep look at the delicate balance of co-existence. He introduces us to the hunters, landowners and conservationists that have witnessed the changing world of BC’s great north. True to Jack’s style, these stories are personal, humorous and sometimes tragic for both human and animal. $19.95

Made to MeasureMade to Measure: A History of Land Surveying in British Columbia

By Katherine Gordon

The settlement history of British Columbia—this rough and beautiful child of imperial ambition—is different from that of any other province in Canada. The work of land surveyors has been fundamental in that history. The story of their work is awe-inspiring. Born less than 150 years ago, the future province was then largely a vast wilderness occupied by societies without written maps delineating townsites, resource tenures, and property boundaries. Within the space of a few years, that would change forever. Men from London and Victoria made their way along the trails and up the waterways of the land, observing the stars, setting their compasses, and drawing the lines that would become roads and railways, international and provincial boundaries, towns and cities, farms and homes. Those invisible lines continue to form the fabric of the province’s economic and settlement structure. They are the lines that say, “This is our land.” This popular history tells the remarkable story of the men and women who measured the province: their adventures, challenges, and accomplishments. Using the most basic equipment, surveyors endured arduous work conditions, witnessed the tragedy of colonial impact on aboriginal peoples, protected the interests of prospectors, settlers, and entrepreneurs, and left their names on rivers, mountains, streets, and towns all over British Columbia. Among their numbers have been Lieutenant-Governors, mayors, teachers, and historians. In the last fifty years, they have gone from using crow’s quill pens and linen to computers and satellite technology. The mountainous terrain demanded that the province lead the world in aerial surveying technology and use of helicopters. Made to Measure paints an engaging, vivid portrait of surveyors and their influence on British Columbia, linked inextricably to both past and future settlement of this remarkable province. $34.95

Moose on the LooseMoose on the Loose

Edited by Matt Jackson

Travel brings with it many extraordinary moments—from the whimsical to the hilarious to the downright absurd. By following in the footsteps of previous bestselling humour titles such as Mugged by a Moose and A Beaver is Eating My Canoe, we continue to celebrate more of those moments in Moose on the Loose. Join 26 travel and outdoor writers as they relate their wacky tales of misadventure. If there’s one truth that can be pulled from this collection of stories, it’s that while outlandish things can happen on the road less travelled, there’s no such thing as a bad story!  $19.95

Mountains CampfiresMountains, Campfires & Memories

By Jack Boudreau

Champion of the backwoods, Jack Boudreau entertains with more stories from the wilds of British Columbia. Concentrating on the post-Second World War years, Jack tells us of how men survived, flourished and perished in the northern bush.
In this–his third best-seller–Jack tells us of adventures gone awry, bizarre encounters with creatures of the woods, and the results of friendships gone sour. $19.95

Mr Huble HouseMr. Huble Builds a House

By Huble Homestead / Giscome Portage Heritage Society

Mr. Huble is lonely in his little cabin until Mrs. Huble and young Ada arrive. But as the family gets bigger, the cabin seems to get smaller! Mr. Huble needs to build a new house! Based on a true story that happened in 1912, Mr. Huble Builds a House tells a story about the Huble family and the house that has stood on the banks of the Fraser River for the last hundred years. Geared to children aged 3-8. Illustrated by Prince George artist June Swanky Parker. $10.00

Mrs Huble GardenMrs. Huble Grows a Garden

By Huble Homestead / Giscome Portage Heritage Society

Growing enough food to feed a family for a whole year is a lot of work! Mrs. Huble needs the help of her entire family to plant, grow, and harvest the garden and prepare for the long winter ahead. Mrs. Huble Grows a Garden follows the Huble family through 1913 as they work all year to grow and store enough food before the snow falls. Geared to children aged 3-8. Illustrated by Prince George artist June Swanky Parker. $10.00

Outposts and BushplanesOutposts and Bushplanes






Rainbows at Noon $14.95

The Day the Loon CriedThe Day the Loon Cried

by Pearl Last

Written and illustrated by a local artist. A very colourful book with fantastic illustrations. A great teaching tool. $20.00


Three Athapaskan EthnographiesThree Athapaskan Ethnographies

By Diamond Jenness

Ethnography is the study and systematic recording of human cultures.  This book is based on his wide-ranging interviews with elders in the 1920s of three Athapaskan nations: the prairie-dwelling Tsuu T’ina of Alberta, and the Sekani and Wet’suwet’en of BCs northern interior.  First published in 1937 it has now been republished by Rock’s Mills Press. $24.95

Those Earlier hillsThose Earlier Hills: Reminiscences 1928 – 1961

By R.M. Patterson

Few men have been as set on isolated adventures and as passionate about the wild landscape of Canada as R.M. Patterson. He spent over 30 years in exploration, from northern rivers such as the Nahanni and the Liard, to the foothills of the Rockies, and he recorded his discoveries in vivid words and breathtaking photographs along the way. His memorable articles are presented as a collection by TouchWood Editions. Also available in paperback. $14.95

Trappers and TrailblazersTrappers & Trailblazers

By Jack Boudreau

In 1934 international entrepreneur and filmmaker Charles Bedeaux hired a team of Canadian men to trail blaze from Edmonton, Alberta, to Telegraph Creek, BC. What started out as adventure for Carl Davidson and Bob Beattie soon became a treacherous and heartbreaking journey. The ill-fated trip is just one of many stories gleaned from the memories of pioneers who settled the interior of British Columbia during the first half of the twentieth century. $22.95

Tse-Loh-NeTse-Loh-Ne (The People at the End of the Rocks): Journey Down the Davie Trail

The Tse-loh-ne from the Sekani First Nation live in one of BC’s most challenging and remote areas, 1600 kms north of Prince George in the Rocky Mountain Trench. They were isolated and nomadic, and survived by following the seasons, hunting and harvesting food as they travelled.

In 1988, Keith Billington was invited on a traditional Sekani trek. They followed the Aatse Davie Trail using pack dogs, traversing 460 kms in some of BC’s roughest terrain, from Lower Post to Fort Ware. Their adventures offer a poignant glimpse into the hardships and rigours of the Sekani people. $22.95

Where Eagles Fly and Rivers Run Wild

By Helen Mustard.

In writing this book Helen Mustard hopes that the reader catches a glimpse of life the way it was before the building of the Bennett Dam.  Helen Mustard was an early resident of Mackenzie and was one of the founding members of the Morfee Historical Society, which later became the Mackenzie & District Museum. $30.00

Wild and Free $24.95

Wild Game CookbookWild Game Cookbook

By Doug and Peggy Kazulak

This practical cookbook for wild game features nearly 120 recipes that have been tested over an open fire. Committed to the careful use of wild game, the authors enriched the recipes with warm anecdotes of family times, helpful hints and cooking tips. $12.95


Wild Trails Wild TalesWild Trails Wild Tales

By Bernard McKay

McKay gives readers a first-hand account of life in the bush as a trapper and a big game guide and outfitter. Spanning thousands of miles and decades of time, McKay tells of his adventures, both the hits and misses, in the wilderness of British Columbia. He shares his trials on the trails while giving a glimpse into life beyond the end of the pavement. And his guiding stories are as much about the people he takes into the wild as the animals being hunted. $13.50

Wilderness DreamsWilderness Dreams

By Jack Boudreau

Boudreau’s fourth book documents the amazing adventures of the Bowden family in the rugged wilderness of British Columbia’s interior. It is largely based on 40 years of diaries kept by Liza Bowden. $19.95



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