Mr. Adam Shoalts

Mr. Adam Shoalts

PHD Candidate, Department of Geography, McMaster University

Adam Shoalts has been named one of “Canada’s greatest living explorers,” by Canadian Geographic and called “Canada’s Indiana Jones” by the Toronto Star. He’s also an archaeologist, historian, and geographer who specializes in long solo expeditions to some of the most remote places on earth. In 2016, he was named a national champion of the Trans-Canada Trail, and in 2018 he was appointed Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Shoalts is the author of two national best-selling books, Alone Against the North and A History of Canada in 10 Maps. His first book, Alone Against the North, reached #1 national best-seller status in Canada, and his second book, A History of Canada in 10 Maps, was longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize. His PhD research at McMaster examined indigenous influence on Canada’s explorers in the subarctic and west coast. Shoalts enjoys long walks in the woods.


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Alone Across Canada’s Arctic Full Day February 21, 2019


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