The resource industry in Northern Canada was a thriving business.  However,
access to these forests and mines was by boat and dog sled. Its very remoteness
made the creation of these semi-official flights a reality, as the Canadian Government
was not prepared to offer air service to these communities.


Whenever a new air service was created, it's inaugural flight was normally
the source of great local news.

 

Map depicting the first official airmail routes in Canada.
The Montreal Daily Star, Mar 5, 1928.  Bibliothèque nationale du Québec.