This week, Bill and Ben ponder the “what if” scenario of The Georgian Bay Ship Canal.

First proposed in 1837 and then surveyed in 1907, the shipping route would bring resources and products from the west through the French River, Lake Nipissing, Trout Lake and then the Ottawa River to the St. Lawrence Seaway before reaching the Atlantic Ocean.

How would this have changed the way we enjoy our lakes, the economy and our overall way of life? Would this have improved our lives or taken away some things we may take for granted?


Sit back and open your mind to explore this fascinating “what could have been” scenario.

Follow Bill on Facebook & Instagram: @backroads_bill

and on Twitter: @steertonorthONT

To explore more North Bay podcasts and to stay updated on local events and news go to NorthBayEcho.ca.

For exclusive North Bay updates and insights, subscribe to our newsletter Echo Essentials.

Stay connected with Echo on social media: @NorthBayEcho

Production Credits:

Host: Backroads Bill Steer

Producer: Ben Sargent

Read More Read Less

It’s time to hit the backroads of Northern Ontario and beyond with Backroads Bill! Tune in every Wednesday to explore the history and beauty of Northern Ontario. Alongside host and producer Ben, Bill (who is the founder and the GM of the Canadian Ecology Centre) goes more in depth to the stories he has been […]

Rate this Episode:

Other Episodes

Load More

Podcasts You Might Enjoy…

Northern Ontario Mining Showcase Podcast

By The Echo Podcast Network

Art People Podcast - Creative People Worth Listening To - A Podcast Interview Series with Joe Drinkwalter in North Bay Ontario

By Joe Drinkwalter

Welcome To North Bay With Love

By The Echo Podcast Network

We would love to hear from you!

Please record your message.

Record, Listen, Send

Allow access to your microphone

Click "Allow" in the permission dialog. It usually appears under the address bar in the upper left side of the window. We respect your privacy.

Microphone access error

It seems your microphone is disabled in the browser settings. Please go to your browser settings and enable access to your microphone.

Speak now

00:00

Canvas not available.

Reset recording?

Are you sure you want to start a new recording? Your current recording will be deleted.

Oops, something went wrong

Error occurred during uploading your audio. Please click the Retry button to try again.

Thank you

Send your recording