Adam Shoalts

Friday, April 1st 2022 | 7:00pm

National best-selling author and professional adventurer Adam Shoalts takes us on the journey of a lifetime: a nearly 4,000 km solo odyssey by canoe across Canada’s Arctic. This harrowing expedition took almost four months to complete and years of preparation. Shoalts will share photos from his journey, which involved weaving through ice floes, facing down snarling bears and galloping musk-ox, and paddling under the midnight sun in a land as old as time. But also why we urgently need to save vast wild places while it’s still possible.

This lecture is a live, in-person event in Cameron Hall. You do not need to pre-register to attend — just show up.  The lecture will also be available online as a live webcast for which we do ask you to pre-register. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

PLEASE NOTE: For copyright reasons this lecture will not be posted or archived on the YPSS website afterwards, so your only chance to watch the presentation is live on Friday evening, April 1st at 7 pm, either in-person in Cameron Hall or by webcast.


Adam Shoalts, PhD, is a national best-selling author, adventurer, and the Westaway Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. A geographer, archaeologist, and historian, Shoalts is best known for his long solo wilderness journeys. His award-winning books include Beyond the Trees, Alone Against the North, A History of Canada in 10 Maps, and most recently, The Whisper on the Night Wind. He enjoys long walks in the woods.