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The Story of Rocky Mountain House - National Historic Site (Parks Canada)

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Published on Sep 19, 2013

What do you show at a National Historic Site when there's very little to see?

The Rocky Mountain National Historic site was home to four forts, but very little remnants, or archival imagery, of any of the forts exist today. The challenge before us was, how could we create a captivating video with little onsite resources? The solution was a host-driven, documentary that examined the accomplishments of the Northwest and Hudson Bay fur trading companies, and questioned whether or not present day companies could achieve what they did more than two centuries ago? Comparing the technology, personal achievements and political sensitivities associated with the fur trade of the past, to present day transportation, marketing and manufacturing provided many fascinating parallels.

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