Season OsborneWriter & Historian
About Season Osborne
Season is a freelance writer with a passion for history. She worked as editor of Above & Beyond, First Air’s in-flight magazine, from 1999 to 2001. Her visits to the north for the magazine sparked a keen interest in the Arctic. An archival photo of seventy-year-old Capt. Joseph-Elzéar Bernier hoisted on a bosun’s chair inspired Season to write her master’s thesis on Bernier’s contribution to Arctic sovereignty. This subsequently led to extensive research into Canadian and ‘foreign’ expeditions to the north, which developed into her book, In the Shadow of the Pole: An Early History of Arctic Expeditions, 1871–1912. Season has written extensively for both private and public organizations’ publications and websites, and contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines. She lives and writes in Ottawa, where she spends her free time in the Library and Archives Canada. Season made her debut landing on Beechey Island with the 2014 Northwest Passage West to East Expedition.