Captain John Palliser was a young Irish scientific adventurer, born in Dublin Ireland. From 1839 to 1863 he served in the Waterfall Militia. Captain John Palliser was also made high sheriff of the Waterford.
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John Palliser and his troop began in Sault Ste Marie by steamboat across lake superior.
On June 12 they continued in canoes from Isle Royale Michigan to the lower part of Fort Gary in Manitoba .
The expedition continued with Captain John Palliser and his troop riding horses and carts, supplies they got for the Hudsons bay company.
They continued through The Turtled Mountain, Fort Ellice, Roche Percee, near the South Saskatchewan river to Fort Carlton, then near the North Saskatchewan River.
In the spring they marched west and looked for mountain crossings west of modern-day .They mapped out the North Kananaskis Pass and North Kootenay Pass, before coming to Fort Edmonton for the winter.