Our educational publications are made available free of charge to teachers for their students. Elementary and high school teachers, as well as home schoolers, are invited to explore our online books. Please note: these resources are not suitable for very young children.
Cover of Tales from the Bay, 2008
Tales from the Bay, 2008.
Originally published in 1995 to help celebrate Hbc's 325th anniversary, and long out of print, Tales from the Bay features three stories drawn from the Company's rich history. Using the universally appealing comic-book style to make history more accessible, it has remained a favourite of teachers and students alike. A newly-revised and updated Teacher's Guide, created by teachers for teachers, helps integrate the content into lesson plans. Available in English only. Read a copy online, or watch the videos.
Cover of Adventurers: Hudson's Bay Company - The Epic Story by Christopher Moore, 2008
Adventurers - Hudson's Bay Company - The Epic Story, by Christopher Moore
Teacher's Guide are available free of charge to teachers for their students. Commissioned by Hbc specifically for students, this book by noted Canadian historian Christopher Moore provides a single-volume overview of Hudson's Bay Company's history from fur trade to retail. Also available in French. Read a copy online.
Cover of Lords & Proprietors - A Reader's Guide to the Hudson's Bay Company Charter, 2004
Lords & Proprietors: A Reader's Guide to the Hudson's Bay Company Charter
Available free of charge to teachers for their students. Intended for older readers, this book is modern "translation" of the Hudson's Bay Company Royal Charter. The text is supplemented by historical sidebars that detail the Charter's provisions and set it firmly in context, while explaining its significance as the founding document of the Company. Also available in French. Read a copy online.
Contents of the Hbc educational hamper, 2004
Hbc School Hamper
The Hbc School Hamper is a hands-on, object-oriented hamper containing items that would be have been carried by an actual Hbc trader. Designed to provide hands-on experience to enhance in-class teaching of the fur trade, each hamper comes with a beaver pelt, glass beads, trade blanket, etc., along with a Teacher's Guide and is suitable for a class size of 25-30 students. The School Hamper rents for $100.00 plus applicable taxes and is available for a period of up to one month. Also available in French. Order a hamper.
R.M. Ballantyne, Clerk and Chief Trader George Barnston arrive at Tadoussac, 6 February 1846 by Charles Fraser Comfort, 1941
Genuine Hbc Capote
The capote is a handmade wrap coat made from an authentic Hbc point blanket. Created by the Métis peoples, the capote was adopted by the First Nations as well as Hbc's own employees. Warm and water-repellent, this functional garment is a part of Canadian history. Schools can rent a capote for $40.00 and is available for a period of up to one month. Order a capote.