Hello friends of Northern Wilderness Travelers!
We have now missed The Paddlers Gathering in Spring 2020 and Snow Walkers rendezvous in the Fall 2020 due to the COVID - 19 Pandemic. Right now we don’t know what the future holds but we will to continue to stay in touch virtually.
We would like to invite you to a virtual screening of a brand new feature documentary, Albedo, In Search of a Frozen Ocean. This Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Directors Stephen Smith and Diana Kushner. This will be a private screening exclusively for our group (including friends and family)!
For the past few years, Diana & Stephen have been presenters at the SnowWalkers Conference, sharing with us both their observations about changes occurring in Canada's Last Ice Area and their insights about what a changing Arctic Ocean means for Earth's climate. As promised, they are now back to share their completed film with us.
Five hundred nautical miles from the North Pole, a scientific team is trapped by the sea ice it has come to study. With the Arctic Ocean collapsing all around them, they must escape the chaos by traversing the North’s most remote and formidable passage.
The film will be available for viewing from December 10 through 13.
There will be a live Q&A on Saturday, December 12 at 4:00 PM.
To watch the film, please visit this link.
Instructions: When you go to sign up for the movie you will see, "Get Notified". Click on that and you will be taken to a page to sign up for viewing and to make a donation if you like.
When you return to the main page you will see "Registered For Event". That means you are signed up on that device to watch the movie.
On December 10, go back to the same Albedo, (Show&Tell) link where you registered. When you arrive on the event page, the site will remember that you signed in previously (the site has registered your computer ID), and the notified button will now present the message "Watch the film". The sign up is specific to whatever device you registered with so if you want to see the film on a different device just re-register.
You can sign up for the Q&A on the event page. There is a tab at the bottom of the event page and you can sign up there. A maximum of one hundred people can sign up and participate.
Please feel free to share the Albedo virtual screening event with friends and family.
And if you have a question for the filmmakers, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Team Show&Tell + Team Albedo
Welcome to the Wilderness Paddlers Gathering and the Snow Walkers Rendezvous.
Here you will be able to find information about both events as well as dates, registration forms and contact information.
You may also check our Facebook page for updates.
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Tour of the tents.
Tent on the Hulbert lawn.
Showing us a homemade tent and stove.
Working with maps and compass.
Build your own toboggan.
Learn about dog sledding.
A happy crew.
Talking about Cree medicine.
Winter fun in Maine.
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Snowwalking in Labrador.
Winter camping in Algonquin park.
Winter tent at night.
- WINTER STORMS
Labrador Lake Crossing
Our conferences are a mixture of hands-on workshops, slide shows, films and readings. There are shows about winter trips both close to home and in far-flung areas of the north. Presentations about First Nations perspectives and knowledge are intermixed with talks by researchers who study northern environments. A presentation about the history of an area may be followed by a talk about the effects of climate change in the arctic. There are readings of poetry, short stories and essays.
Winter is a magical time to travel in the northern landsape. The hands-on workshops provide an opportunity to learn the skills you need to travel both safely and comfortably during the winter . These range from the care and use of an axe to working with wood stoves and food and clothing for the trail.
The food at the Hulbert Center is wonderful and there's always plenty of time to connect with other like minded travelers. It's a place to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.
Mark your Calendars!
The 28th Wilderness Paddlers Gathering will be held - March 13 - 15, 2020
Registration is now open.
Click Here to register online.
Click Here to download a printable registration form.
Click Here to download the schedule.
Snow Walkers Rendezvous was held - November 8 - 10, 2019
THE 27th PADDLERS GATHERING WAS HELD ON MARCH 8-10, 2019.
Thanks to everyone for making it a great success!
The 24th Snow Walkers Rendezvous was held on November 9-11, 2018 at the Hulbert Outdoor Center.
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Great meals at the Hulbert Outdoor Center.
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The Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
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Paddling in Cuba.
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Knot tying workshop.
Cooking with a reflector oven.
Using GPS and mapping software,
Wilderness first aid.
Canoe rescue techniques.
Historic canoe trips.
Ethnobotany presentation in Greenland.
Building lightweight watercraft.
Paddling in northern Quebec.
Our conferences are a mixture of hands-on workshops, slide shows, films and readings. There are shows about canoe trips both close to home and in far-flung areas of the north. Presentations about First Nations perspectives and knowledge are intermixed with talks by researchers who study northern environments. A presentation about the history of an area may be followed by a talk about the effects of climate change in the arctic. There are readings of poetry, short stories and essays.
Many of us fell in love with the north during a canoe trip. We are fortunate to have large areas of wilderness perfect for canoe tripping that are relatively easy to access. There are also many canoeing opportunities very close to home.
Come to the Paddlers Gathering to learn the necessary skills for wilderness paddling, to trade canoe route information, to make new friends and to have time to connect with other lovers of traveling by canoe.