Student Activity Sheet                                                        Name____________________

Print out this page to answer the questions.
 
 

1. The York Factory was the first headquarters of the Hudsonís Bay Company.

    Click on the banner  below to view a historical map of Canada. When you have finished using this web site,  click on your browser's Back button to return to this page.







     On what body of water is York Factory located? ________________________________________

      Why do you think it was important that the headquarters was located on a major  body of water? 

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2. Letís learn more about what York Factory was like.

     York Factory was the headquarters of the Hudsonís Bay Company. Furs collected from fur trading posts throughout the region were brought here and loaded onto ships to be taken to Europe. The original buildings have long since disappeared. Letís see what they used to look like! 

       Click on the banner  below to view historical pictures of York Factory. When you have finished using this web site,  click on your browser's Back button to return to this page.





       Scroll down to view the three pictures for the York Factory.
       The third picture shows a logo that was used for York Factory long ago.
       Design a logo for a modern day company. Draw it below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



3. Click on the banner  below. When you have finished using this web site,  click on your browser's Back button to return to this page.

          Scroll down to the third picture.

         This is a map of York Factory from 1815.

          What do you think was kept in the warehouses?______________________________________



4.      Click on the banner below. When you have finished using this web site,  click on your browser's Back button to return to this page.







             Scroll down to the fourth paragraph. Read this paragraph to find out what form of transportation was used by the Hudsonís Bay Company to collect furs from the fur-trading posts by 1797.

What were the boats called?_________________________________________________________
 



5.   Click on the banner below to view a picture of a York Boat. When you have finished using this web site,  click on your browser's Back button to return to this page.








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