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Alexander Mackenzie

As young men, barely into their teenage years, Simon Fraser, the youngest child of eight, and Alexander MacKenzie, an orphan, joined the North West Trading Company, a fur trading company looking for new trade routes. It is the result of these explorations of these men who, as British subjects, helped define the boundaries of what became the province of British Columbia. It was because of the allegiance of their fathers that made these men British subjects - a subtle nuance which made a huge impact when defining the boundaries of Canada.

Sir Alexander Mackenzie, UE, is the son of Loyalist, Lieutenant Kenneth MacKenzie of the King's Royal Regiment of New York. He is immortalized in a bronze statue by Ralph Sketch housed in the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, BC. His story and other Loyalist connections are captured by journalist Dan Hilborn.

Alexander MacKenzie in bronze

Alexander Mackenzie bronze

MacKenzie in bronze (side view)

Side view (showing paintbrush)

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