He discovered the saltwater sea now known as the Hudson Bay
Propose exporting pelts via Hudson Bay as the route is shorter and will allow them to avoid paying taxes to New France
HBC traders establish relationships with Aboriginal People who transport European goods to their trading partners who live further inland.
Located between the Hayes and Nelson Rivers, giving the traders two inland river routes.
The availability of furs makes these sites very profitable.
For the first time, HBC uses a steamship to transport its goods.
For the next 50 years, profit from the sale of these lands is the Company's primary source of revenue.
The settlers are able to get what they need for themselves and their homes at the HBC retail stores.
Has a major gas strike north of Edmonton in Canada's largest gas field with eighty producing wells.
Queen Elizabeth II grants the company a new charter and its head office moves from London, England to Winnipeg, Manitoba.