River of Fire – Conflict and Survival on the Seal River


There are two parts to this story – a wilderness trip gone awry replete with human conflict in a remote part of Canada; and the struggle of the Sayesi Dene First Nations for autonomy and self-reliance. The story is set in Northern Manitoba on the Seal River during Manitoba’s worst wildfires…”a sizzling read” according to the Winnipeg Free Press.



New York’s Men’s Journal Magazine hired a studio photographer from Brooklyn, a post-master/writer from Thermond, West Virginia and two Canadian river guides to paddle one of Canada’s most dangerous whitewater rivers – the Seal in northern Manitoba, for the purpose of publishing the quintessential Canadian adventure story. Add to this unlikely melange of character, the possibility of capsizing in freezing water, the threat of polar bears, a midnight sail down Hudson Bay and Manitoba’s worst boreal wild fire, this chronicle will carry the reader to the extreme edge of exploration.

Author: Hap Wilson


  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Latitude 46; 1 edition (Sept. 30 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0995823537
  • ISBN-13: 978-0995823532
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g


Additional information

Weight 0.600 g
Dimensions 12 × 8 in