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Canadian Explorers

Canadian Geographic, with the help of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, has published their 2015 top 100 of the nation's top modern-day trailblazers >> View list

Here are a few acknowledgements of our own:

Taking modern Canadian exploration to the next level

  • Will Gadd: World's first climb of Niagara's Horseshoe Falls ice wall.Bear Country
  • Adam Shoalts: Canoeist 'changing the map' of Canada after discovering a series of waterfalls in Ontario.
  • Dana Meise: Hiked 16,500km across the Trans Canada Trail


As seen on (Canadian) TV

  • Rick Mercer: Rick Mercer's Report is a comedy series with satirical (often political) editorials, visiting interesting places across Canada.
  • David Suzuki: The Nature of Things was one of the world's first mainstream programs to present scientific evidence on a number of environmental issues.
  • Les Stroud: Survivorman is about one man, alone in the wilderness. No food, no shelter, no fresh water, no camera crew. 


Canadian Literature

  • Margaret Artwood: Survival
  • Richard Wagamese: Medicine Walk
  • Robin Esrock: The Great Canadian Bucket List 


There is an endless list of outdoor enthusiasts around the country. We've only included a few here but if you have suggestions of inspiring people that should be added to this list, let us know at 

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