Think you’re tough? See how you compare to these legendary Canadian adventurers


Gerry Bracewell


You’d be hard pressed to find a Canadian woman alive right now who could equal the adventurous spirit and true grit of 94-year-old Gerry Bracewell. After leaving her family farm in Alberta at age 16, she travelled to B.C.’s Chilcotin backcountry and began working on ranches. She soon found her way into the outfitting world and became the province’s first licensed female hunting guide. Just how tough is Bracewell? She once had to shoot an aggressive black bear that was threatening her cattle, but it didn’t drop right away. Instead, it charged and Bracewell barely escaped on her horse. She included this escapade, and more tales of adventure, in her 2015 autobiography, Gerry, Get Your Gun.