Pioneer Quest: A Year In The Real West, follows two couples as they assume the lives of early settlers to the West and spend one year living as 1870s pioneers on the Canadian prairie. Using only the resources and tools of the period, they will attempt build homes, raise livestock, hunt and grow crops. No running water. No electricity. No modern conveniences. They must work together to feed themselves, build shelter and endure the extreme heat and cold, share the joy of success and the stress of failure, to persevere and prosper. Through the incredible first person experience, Pioneer Quest shows how a large part of Canada was settled and the foundation for this great country.
Pioneer Quest Episode 1: The Dream
Candidates volunteer to spend a year living as 1870s settlers.
Pioneer Quest Episode 2: If Mama Ain't Happy
The settlers struggle while plowing fields and caring for livestock.
Pioneer Quest Episode 3: Prairie Purgator
The settlers endure mosquitoes; isolation causes emotional stress.
Pioneer Quest Episode 4: What are We Doing This For?
Barn fire; strain between the two couples.
Pioneer Quest Episode 5: 101 Chopping Days 'till Christmas
Crop failure; the settlers begin to hunt and cut firewood; snowstorm.
Pioneer Quest Episode 6: No Way, We're Not Leaving
The settles try to stay warm; deer hunting; the settlers celebrate a traditional Christmas.
Pioneer Quest Episode 7: The Long Haul
During the winter months the settlers make bread, quilt; the dentist.
Pioneer Quest Episode 8: Going Home
Spring floods threaten to spoil the frozen meats and vegetables; blizzard.
Pioneer Quest Episode 9: Survivors of the Real West
The settlers reflect on their experiences as they return to the 21st century.