It’s never too early to get out in the wilderness with kids, and Dan and Alice Clark are proof of that. In 2012, they set out in a canoe with their two young children (aged 3 and 5 years old), and paddled from Jasper, AB to Tuktoyaktuk, NT. The trip took 95 days and covered 3400km. To give you some perspective, that’s the same distance as driving from Calgary to Toronto.
Packing up, moving, and paddling became the rhythm of their journey, and each day brought something new. Moose on the shore. Popcorn in the backcountry. Humbling weather. Swarms of bugs. Canoeing at sunrise. And the eye-opening experience of paddling through the tar sands development.
See the story of their impressive adventure in this short film, and be inspired to escape into the wilderness for a while:
MEC supported Dan and Alice Clark and their kids Koby and Ava Fei on this adventure through the MEC Expedition Support Program.