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Discover with me what it’s like to visit some of Canada's most remote National Parks... plus other adventures.

Canoeing in Algonquin

Algonquin Writers’ Retreat

Labour Day weekend, 2020.  A weekend of labour, but a labour of love.  6 writers, some of us authors, and our instructor/coach Brian Henry of Quick Brown Fox, work and explore in the environs of Arowhon Pines in Algonquin. 

The Arowhon Pines...

Delays Lead to Other Adventures

KAYAKING ON GEORGIAN BAY

Due to COVID-19, the NWT is closed to non-residents and non-essential travellers. Sadly, that means that this year I can’t get Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve, Canada’s newest park. Of course I’ve...

2019 RCGS Fellow

Joined Can Geo College of Fellows

What an honour:  On November 20, 2019 I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in recognition of my work in environmental conservation in Canada, including the sharing of the park park experience in my upcoming Park...

First Visitor to all 47 National Parks!

I did it: I HAVE VISITED ALL 47 CANADIAN NATIONAL PARKS!

Ukkusiksalik National Park was my park #47 – and perhaps the most difficult to get to.
Situated in Nunavut Territory on the northwest corner of Hudson Bay, Ukkusiksalik, like 15 other...

Wolf, Grizzly, and Caribou Encounters

Vuntut National Park

in the northern Yukon Territories, was one of 3 national parks I visited this summer. Since there are no roads into Vuntut, my friends and I chartered a helicopter for the 1 ½ hour flight. From our base camp, we explored...

Exploring the Arctic: Parks, the Erebus, and Snorkelling

Even with modern technology, travelling through the Northwest Passage is challenging. Winds, fog, and ice will frustrate the most carefully made plans. Sir John Franklin lost his ships, crew, and life trying to find this elusive passage in the...

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