Canoe Across Canada – With Baby!
The plan wasn’t necessarily to traverse the country with a dog, a preschooler and a new baby. But that’s what happened six years after Pam and Geoff McDonald of Calgary, Alberta began their canoe trip across Canada.
It took longer than expected, as described in this great piece by the Globe and Mail’s Roy MacGregor.
Both grew up with a great love of the outdoors (he’s from Trail, B.C. and she’s from Whitehorse) and originally set out accompanied only by their Malamute, Taq. They expected to complete the trip within two years. But three and a half years ago they took a break to have their son, Jude. And new baby Rane was born this past winter.
Jude has spent his summers in their 20-foot, Esquif Mirmachi canoe since he was eight months old. Rane started his internship at six months old. During the year Pam and Geoff work to make money for the trip. Once paddling season starts, it’s back into the canoe.
You can stay in touch and track their progress on their official site, Canoe Across Canada.