In July of 1919, two cameramen from New York City set out to film Canadaâs northern wilderness. They first boarded Canadaâs most famous icebreaker, the HMS Nascopie, and headed from Montreal toward the Arctic Circle. Commissioned by the Hudsonâs Bay Company, the filmmakers were tasked with capturing life as a fur trader, a snapshot of the Company. By the time they completed filming at the end of December, theyâd gathered 75,000 feet of film. The Romance of the Far Fur Country premiered on May 23, 1920, in Winnipeg, before touring Western Canada and additional screenings in Europe.