In 1804, the North West Company brought voyageurs, proprietors, interpreters, and clerks into the Rocky Mountain District near the present town of Jasper, Alberta. A new culture, traditions and way of life was born. The indigenous Shuswap and Beaver Indians intermingled with the new French, Scottish and Iroquois immigrants.
The Mountain Métis, a horseback culture emerged from this unique blend of people. Ancestors Calling shares the rich culture through music and stories of award-winning musician Laura Vinson, a descendant of an early voyageur of the Canadian Fur Trade: Louis Loyer.