Get Inspired! See breathtaking slide presentations and hear from seasoned adventure travelers as they share incredible stories of the thrill of their adventures. Industry experts, celebrity guests and world-class film screenings add the enjoyable elements of entertainment and education to the show.
2013 personalities included:
Les Stroud - Outdoor Adventurer, Singer-Songwriter, Performer, and Filmmaker
Best known as star of the six-time Gemini nominated, hit TV series Survivorman, Les Stroud continues to forge new pathways as a prolific, creative force.
Celebrated and captivating keynote speaker, musician and author the bestselling book "Survive!" Musically, Stroud has shared the stage with the top in the business, including Alice Cooper, Steven Stills, Blues Traveler, Tesla, Jacob Dylan and many more. Revered on an international level for his harmonica playing, his musical style is eclectic, ranging from folk-roots rock to contemporary art-rock.
Les was nominated for the Canadian National Magazine awards in the Best Travel Writer category. A proud member of the Explorers Club, Les contributes to dozens of charities and benefits, and is an advanced survival trainer for the Canadian Military Armed Forces. Visit him online at www.lesstroud.ca
Whether your personal style of adventure is roughing it in the Canadian wilds, the rush of high-stakes competition, or climbing mountains in a foreign country, Adam van Koeverden's stories from an eventful 2012 year, including an Olympic silver medal and a successful summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, are sure to entertain and inspire.
See Mikey McBryan and Corey Dodd from Ice Pilots NWT!
It's the last frontier. And these are the last of the true Arctic aviators. Young pilots with a taste for adventure have come to Buffalo Airways to earn their wings, flying vintage steel built for war. But it"s a different war; a war against bitter cold and constant breakdowns' and a war to get the job done and to stay alive in the toughest conditions on the planet. The job: to haul people' fuel and vital supplies to far- flung outposts in the Canadian North.
Kevin Callan is the author of thirteen books, including the best selling "The Happy Camper", the incredibly popular series of paddling guides, and most reviewed "Wilderness Pleasures: A Practical Guide to Camping Bliss". On a regular basis, he presents across North America and has been a key speaker at all the major canoe events for over 25 years.
He is a winner of five National Magazine Awards and three film awards. He was also made Patron Paddler for Paddle Canada. Check his web site and on-line camping show out at www.kevincallan.com
Come and see the Yukon Cooking Demo with You Gotta Eat Here's John Catucci and special guest!
Host of Food Network Canada's You Gotta Eat Here!, John Catucci is a former member of The Second City Touring Company, and a founding member of The Minnesota Wrecking Crew, the 2003 and 2004 Canadian Comedy Award winners for Best Sketch Troupe. Catucci has been in multiple films and television programs including Global TV's Train 48, CBC's The Doodlebops and the Comedy Network original series Punched Up.