A CANADIAN STORY. The Woods Canada story begins in 1885, when James W. Woods starts supplying lumbermen, miners, surveyors and other pioneers with canvas products, tents, sleeping bags and clothing to meet the toughest conditions required to explore and work in Canada’s harshest regions. From the Klondike Gold rush of the 1890’s to the first sailing of the Northwest Passage in 1905; from the great Arctic Expeditions of the early 20th Century to the first ascent of Canada’s highest peak, Mt. Logan, Woods became known as the most reliable and trusted outfitter for the most adventurous Canadians. Today, over 125 years later, Woods remains committed to providing the best quality and value for all your outdoor adventures. Woods – your adventure awaits.