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Canada’s reindeer range

History pages from the March 1948 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canada’s Reindeer Range
by Harry Hargrave, Experimental Station, Swift Current, Sask.

‘Sunday, July 20th, 1947, was a fine, clear day at Aklavik, N.W.T., when we took off in a pontoon-equipped Stinson Voyageur plane and headed for the Reindeer Station – headquarters for Canada’s Reindeer Industry.

En Route to the Station, which is 42 airline miles northeast of Aklivik, we flew over the MacKenzie River Delta – a veritable maze of small and large muddy river channels, clear blue lakes and small islands supporting a dense growth of spruce and willows .

Now and then the permanent log cabins inhabited by Eskimo and Indians were spotted from the air, and the odd small riverboat and canoe were to be seen.’

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