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The Boreal River Show

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A show about river travel, whitewater, and wilderness.

A show about river travel, whitewater, and wilderness.




A show about river travel, whitewater, and wilderness.






Tim Irvin - Wildlife Journeys | 3 Incredible River Trips in Canada's North

Wildlife guide, biologist, photographer, writer, and spirit bear tour company owner—Tim brings us along on three of his most memorable canoe trips: the Back, the Snake, and the Western. Links: Tim's website, blog, and spirit bear tours - Tim's Instagram - Boreal River: Time stamps: 02:16 - How Tim got his start canoe tripping 03:10 - Back River, Nunavut 04:20 - "The Magic Middle" 10:30 - The...


Nicolas Roulx - Akor Expedition

The Akor folks like big expeditions—and they've got a massive one in the works for 2021 ...they'll attempt a complete crossing of Canada from the northernmost point to the southernmost point. 8000km over 7 months—self-propelled by ski, canoe, and bike. But if you're not sure if they can do it, you'll feel more confident once you hear about their last trip: in 2018, departing on June 7th from Shefferville, Quebec, they crossed Nunavik and the Torngats by canoe They learned from the local...


Nouria Newman - part 2 | "Don't forget to go kayaking when you go kayaking"

Part 2 of the 2-part interview. Once a competitive whitewater slalom kayaker who won World Championships (listen to part 1 for her backstory and how she got into kayaking), Nouria Newman now travels to the most remote corners of the globe—and paddles for different reasons... In this episode we gain a little more insight into what makes Nouria tick, hear about some incredible trips, discuss issues in paddling, and get some great expedition tips. Time stamps: Nouria's India solo expedition...


Nouria Newman - part 1 | Backstory, Adventure Stories, and Bias in Boating |

Nouria Newman is a world class kayaker. She's also an adventurer—exploring the world on incredibly remote and challenging river expeditions. This is the first of a 2-part interview. Time stamps: Nouria on Instagram: Boreal River:


Caleb Roberts | Most Epic Trip and Lessons Learned

Hey podcast listeners! Here's our conversation with Caleb Roberts—we get into some great stories, incidents to learn from, and tips. Caleb is a river expedition guide with Black Feather, a team paddler with Zet Kayaks and Blackfly canoes, and a videographer and filmmaker. This is the first episode of the 'river expeditions' mini-series. Caleb's beautiful video of the Broken Skull River, NWT: Garvin's Chute - Pedal Boat Descent:...