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Oh, the Places You’ve Been! 7 Instagram Highlights from our #PortageContest

These stunning photo submissions show the vastness and beauty of Canada.

Hudson’s Bay’s Grand Portage has now concluded, and the HBC Foundation has raised enough money to connect the remaining parts of Canada’s Great Trail from coast to coast! In the spirit of our team’s travels (read our dispatches from the journey here), we invited you to submit photos of your favourite places in Canada to our #PortageContest and received many wonderful entries. Three winners will receive a Hudson’s Bay Company Multi Stripe canoe, and the names will be announced soon (the winners will be chosen from all entries received, not only from the list below).

Here are some stand-out contest entries from across the country.

@kayladido did some glacier watching at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta with everything for the day’s journey in her trusty Hudson’s Bay Company x Herschel Supply Co. backpack:

Hudson’s Bay Collection x Herschel Heritage Backpack
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@shawnamcf set out to “wander where the Wi-Fi is weak” and arrived at Kingscote Lake in Ontario’s Algonquin Provinicial Park accompanied by an adorable friend.

@graceagnes__ captured this perfect moment after the minor mishap of falling into Lake Superior near Marathon, Ontario:

@gibbydebeers dipped her Multi Stripe oar into Gibraltar Bay at one of the most beautiful moments of the day:

@cathyerdle got in the Grand Portage mindset and kayaked through British Columbia’s Broken Islands:

@maddywareham was inspired to capture the magic of the Mosaicanada 150 Mother Earth sculpture in Gatineau, QC:

@kris_grantmyre stayed out past her usual bedtime and was rewarded with this unbelievable sunset in Duffield, Alberta:

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The HBC Foundation will donate $10 and $2.50 from each Grand Portage Collection paddle and keychain sold, and 10% of the sale price from the Grand Portage Collection, to the Trans Canada Trail, a non-profit, registered charity. Charitable BN 829708403R R0001