Perpetual Motion

June 27 to October

Early Travel and Transport in Central Alberta


Movement was essential for survival. Searching for resources, hunting, and trading were daily activities for First Nations, the Métis, and new European arrivals. Journeys of hundreds of miles were made using many modes of transport. Follow along with the people that criss-crossed the region, travelling to explore, understand, and thrive on this land. 

Images: Akins Children on Sled, 1926; Cree family with a travois, Glenbow Archives; Dr. Giroux and Dr. Blais in a cutter, 1902; Neil Ross and Son, 1912.