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Bert terHart - Canoeing across Canada

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Bert terHart, 63, is making history by paddling and portaging across Canada in a canoe, via the same rivers that Canada’s explorers, cartographers, and First Nations people have used.

He began his journey on April 1 in Stevenson, B.C., his final destination is Big Shippagan Light, New Brunswick, which he hopes to reach by Nov. 15, 2022.

In the latest edition of Today in BC, terHart tells host Peter McCully; “I guess some people, I suppose, are surprised at how old I am. I mean, I don't really consider myself old, although I guess I'm approaching senior citizen, but I'm very lucky in that I'm pretty healthy and I just feel blessed to be able to do something like this when others can't because, age eventually will catch up to me. It just hasn't caught up to me yet”.

The experienced solo sailor and adventurer has circumnavigated the globe solo, non-stop, using only traditional navigation tools. He travelled at sea in 2020, for 267 days and covered approximately more than 28,000 nautical miles. Only eight other people have ever been recorded making such a trip.

You can follow terHart’s journey through an up-to-date interactive map and photos at

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