REPORT ON AN EXPLORATION IN THE YUKON AND
MACKENZIE BASINS BY R. G. McCONNELL, B. A.,
Note.The following pages include parts of the Report of Mr. McConnell on his exploration of 1887-88, relating to the Yukon District and adjacent northern portion of British Columbia. The description of the routes followed begins at the confluence of the Dease and Liard rivers (See p. 94) and includes all that part of the Liard River which flows through northern British Columbia, observations made in the Mackenzie valley proper are omitted and the description is resumed at Fort MacPherson, on Peel River, near the head of the Mackenzie Delta, whence the northern extension of the Rocky Mountains was crossed to Lapierre House. The Porcupine River was then descended to its confluence with the Yukon, which latter river is described as far as the site of old Fort Selkirk; Mr. McConnells work of 1888 connecting this place with that of Dr. Dawson in the previous year. The geological notes extracted from the report are likewise limited to the region covered by the above description.