Henry Youle Hind (1823 - 1908) was a Canadian geologist and explorer. Born in Nottingham, England, he emigrated to Toronto in 1846. He quickly integrated with the city's scientific community, publishing works on meteorology and teaching at the University of Toronto. Hind was an early advocate of the westward expansion of Canada and the use of railways to achieve that end. His background made him a suitable candidate for two exploration expeditions in 1857-1858 that were planned with the aim of showing the suitability of the western lands (now Manitoba and Saskatchewan) for agriculture and settlement. Hind's reports on these expeditions were important in convincing the broader public in Canada, and in Britain, of the project of westward expansion. After the 1857-1858 expedition, he attempted to organize a third expedition but failed to secure government funding due to economic troubles at the time. Instead, he traveled to England to promote the reports on the 1857-1858 expeditions and was welcomed at the Royal Geographical Society. In 1861, he led a privately-financed expedition to explore Labrador. This reflected a shift in his interests towards the northeast, and he would spend the rest of his career living and working in Labrador and Nova Scotia.