An unprecedented canoe journey through the Labrador wilderness
August 25, 2019
Boreal to Barrenlands: Expedition Update
We have officially made it back home after successfully completing our Boreal to Barrenlands - Traversing Labrador expedition. The trip was by far the most physically and mentally demanding thing any of us have ever done, but it put us in some of the most beautiful places that not many will ever have the opportunity to see. The trip itself had a number of ups and downs. We experienced one of Labrador’s worst summers in terms of rain, the bugs were often beyond imaginable and the terrain was not very forgiving. On the other hand the sites we got to see, the mountains we paddled through (and climbed over), the fishing we experienced, and the wildlife we came across made this trip very memorable for all of us.
After getting back home, it took a little adjusting to get back into the regular swing of things. We have been sorting through footage, editing photos and reminiscing on the experience of a lifetime. We have also been starting to do some interviews to start sharing our stories with others. Speaking of, here is a link to an interview done by Dave Greene with CBC on the Labrador Morning show.
Labrador Morning with Janice Goudie (interview is right off the top)
Canadian Geographic has also now included a short article written by Dave Greene which can be found below.
We are now actively working on our usual video series which will highlight day-in and day-out detail of the expedition. In addition to this we will also be releasing a documentary which will be a shorter higher level overview to share the story of our experience. We will keep everyone updated as we get closer to the release dates of these videos. In the meantime, we encourage you to follow along on our social pages where we will start to share photos from our journey.
February 26, 2019
Boreal To Barrenlands: The Plan
On July 12th, 2019, Noah Booth, Alex Traynor, Dave Greene and Chris Giard will embark on a 35-day canoe expedition where they will paddle, portage and track their canoes 700 kms from the Menihek Hydro Dam to the coastal village of Nain, Labrador’s northernmost permanent settlement. The route is designed to traverse Labrador in its entirety where they will travel through three major ecosystems, and cross two heights of lands.
The key objective of the expedition is to gain a cultural and environmental perspective of one of Canada’s last remaining wilderness frontiers and become the first modern day team to connect Labrador City to Nain in one trip. Throughout, the journey will be captured through film to produce a documentary that will be submitted to film festivals, as well as be promoted through their social media platforms and sponsors. In doing so, they will highlight and pay homage to the historic travellers such as the Naskapi and Montagnais Innu people who have used these lands for generations as ancestral hunting grounds as well as the European explorers such as A.P. Low, William Cabot and most recently Herb Pohl who have mapped these lands through extraordinary exploration.