Adventure

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She set out to paddle the path of 
the explorers. Between the two-day 
portages and the bouts of beaver-
phobia, she turned into one herself Kristina Leidums, Creston, B.C. // Age: 27 I have butterflies in my stomach as I push off into...
Read about why this 17-year-old was 2nd place in our Readers' Choice contest Edson, Alberta // Age: 17 In grade three, most kids are getting into reading and having sleepovers. Jessie Lilly was organizing Pennies for Peace, a school fundraiser for Afghan...
Ottawa, Ontario // Age: 29 It takes chutzpah to call yourself “Canada’s foremost adventure guide” when you’re not yet 30 years old. But the raised eyebrows usually start coming down when people learn that Jean-François Carrey was river guiding in the...
She went to summer camp, and never really 
came back. For People with type 1 diabetes, 
that’s a good thing Calgary, Alberta/Toronto, Ontario // 
Age: 28 Jen Hanson doesn't remember her life before diabetes—she was diagnosed at age three—and never let the...
They’re exploring the Arctic as if it was their backyard. 
Wait a minute—it is their backyard Iqaluit, Nunavut 
// Age: 27 and 25 Will Steger had 40 years of high-latitude experience when a young brother-and-sister team from Iqaluit schooled him on the...
Learn more about Canada's best adventurers and explorers. Here is Explore Magazine's list of Canada's to 30 Under 30, Adventure Category. Top adventurers: Eric & Sarah McNair-LandryThey’re exploring the Arctic as if it was their backyard. 
Wait a minute—it is...
He dreamed he had to run. So he did—from Mexico to Calgary On New Year’s Day, 2010, 24-year-old Cole Choken stood just beyond the U.S. border in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and started jogging north. He didn’t stop for almost a year,
For a few magnificent seconds, they fufilled one of humankind's oldest dreams: to fly like a bird You can ask Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson how they did it. How’d they make the first-ever human-powered ornithopter—a plane that flies like a...
How one tree planter became the founder of something much larger Jeff Schnurr was bumming in India when eight exiled Tibetan monks approached to ask him what was wrong. Schnurr had just been offered a treeplanting job in Canada...
How one 19-year-old is helping save the birds Whitehorse, Yukon // Age: 19 Bicycles, birds and big plans: that’s Malkolm Boothroyd. For many birdwatchers, a North American “Big Year”—12 months dedicated to tick-listing as many species as possible—is a lifetime goal. Boothroyd...
From boycotting Nike to planting garlic, Quigley is changing the face of activism Saskatoon, Saskatchewan // Age: 26 Ellen Quigley was 12 years old when she told her parents she was boycotting Nike for its association with sweatshop labour—her first kick at...
How this young woman is fighting against finning Burnaby, B.C. // Age: 25 Since graduating with a business degree in 2009, Claudia Li has devoted herself to saving sharks from “finning,” in which fishermen cut off the fin and leave the shark...
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