Get Tickets for the Wilderness Canoe Symposium

Preparations for 30th annual Wilderness & Canoe Symposium are well underway. The program is almost finalized and more than 400 paddlers have already registered. The event starts on Friday night, February 20th and runs all day Saturday, February 21st at Monarch Park Collegiate in Toronto. To register and find out more information, visit

The following is the list of confirmed presenters:

  • Nancy Scott – “Lake Nipigon: Where the Great Lakes Begin”
  • Brian Johnston – “Messages from the Subarctic: publishing notes from Tyrrell’s Cairn”
  • James Raffan – “Circling the Midnight Sun”
  • Devon Ide & Anna McClean – “Our Summer in the Woods: Growing Up with Canoe Tripping”
  • Saqamaw Mi’sel Joe – “ An Aboriginal Chief’s Journey”
  • George Luste – “Personal Reflections on the my Wilderness Paddling Journey”
  • Emma Brandy – “Filling the gap: A journey through autoethnography”
  • Jack Goering – “Retracing Franklin’s Route from Yellowknife to Coppermine”
  • Kevin Redmont – “Newfoundland and Labrador: Abandonment & Place-based Journeys”
  • Conor Mihell – “L’Eau Vive: Canoeing the Great Whale River in Northern Quebec”
  • Jeremy Ward – “Freighter Canoes: an illustrated exploration of the iconic northern workboat“
  • Louise Abbot – “Nunaaluk: A Forgotten Story”
  • Paul Watson – “Finding Erebus; The True Story Behind the Discovery of Sir John Franklin’s Flagship”
  • Chris Lepard – “South Nahanni River, NWT – River of Dreams”
  • Rick Stronks – “Camping in Black Bear Country”
  • Lester Kovac & Lynette Chubb – “Ungava Crossing 2014”
  • Jason White – “Finding Canoe Partners in Hard Times”

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