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


Robert Karpa


Never afraid to speak his mind, the irascible Fred Webb was responsible for opening up a large part of the Canadian Arctic to hunters. He first ventured north from his home in New Brunswick in the mid-1950s, working as a radio operator on government ships. From 1967 to 1987, he ran a successful hunting and fishing outfitting business in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Quebec. Then in 1987, he started bringing hunters to the N.W.T. (and what’s now Nunavut) to pursue caribou, muskoxen, grizzlies and polar bears. Webb thrived in this extreme environment because he was tough and resourceful, yet careful. Unfortunately, he met his match with Parkinson’s disease, which ended his life in 2013 at the age of 77.