Explorer Adam Shoalts returns to tell us about his latest adventure and newest book: an epic 3,400 kilometre solo canoe journey from Long Point, Lake Erie, to the Arctic coast of Ungava Bay.
The journey spanned three months and took Shoalts through Great Lakes storms, around hydroelectric dams and busy shipping lanes, and finally to remote northern wilderness where polar bears and caribou roam.
Shoalts will share photos and video clips from his adventure, as well as sign copies of his newest adventure book, Where the Falcon Flies.
Adam Shoalts is a professional adventurer, best-selling author, and Westaway Explorer-in-Residence at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. His expeditions range from mapping rivers to archaeological projects, but Shoalts is best known for his long solo wilderness journeys, including crossing alone nearly 4,000 km of Canada’s Arctic. Named one of the “greatest living explorers” by CBC and even declared “Canada’s Indiana Jones” by the Toronto Star, Shoalts is a frequent guest on TV and radio. His latest adventure was a 3,400 km solo journey from Lake Erie to the Arctic, the subject of his new book Where the Falcon Flies. His other books include Alone Against the North, A History of Canada in 10 Maps, and Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic, and The Whisper on the Night Wind, all of them national bestsellers. He has a PhD from McMaster University in history, and in his free time, enjoys long walks in the woods.