Newfoundland and Wild Labrador: A Torngat Mountains Adventure with John Smol

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Departing July 8, 2024

Embark on a small-ship expedition with Adventure Canada and explore the stunning coast of Labrador. With their knowledgeable expedition team, you’ll witness some of the most breathtaking scenery and wildlife that eastern Canada has to offer.

Experience the rugged beauty of the Torngat Mountains. Cruise along the coast and marvel at the stunning peaks, deep fjords, and towering cliffs. Visit the historic Battle Harbour, a charming village that was once a bustling hub for the cod fishery. Discover the heart and soul of Labrador in Nain, a quaint community where you’ll be greeted with open arms by some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.

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Day 1: Saint-Pierre, France
Day 2–3: The South Coast Newfoundland, NL, Canada
Day 4: Gros Morne National Park & Woody Point
Day 5: Battle Harbour
Day 6: Labrador Coast
Day 7: Nain
Day 8: Hebron
Day 9–12: Torngat Mountains National Park
Day 13–14: Hudson Strait & Frobisher Bay
Day 15: Iqaluit, NU, Canada

Meet your RCGS Travel Ambassador

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John Smol

John P. Smol, OC, PhD, FRCGS, FRSC, FRS is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Biology at Queen’s University, where he also held the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change for the maximum three 7-year terms. Smol founded and co-directs the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab, dedicated to the study of long-term global environmental change, and especially as it relates to lake ecosystems. John has authored >650 journal publications and chapters since 1980, as well as completed 22 books (with 3 more in preparation), and has lectured and conducted research on all seven continents. He was also the founding editor of the Journal of Paleolimnology and current editor of Environmental Reviews

From the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, John was named a RCGS Fellow in 2010 and was awarded the Bergmann Medal for Excellence in Arctic Leadership and Science, as well as the society’s senior medal, the Vincent Massey Medal, to “recognize outstanding career achievement in the exploration, development or description of the geography of Canada”. Canadian Geographic named Smol the 2008 Environmental Scientist of the Year (shared with Jules Blais), chose him as one of Canada’s Top 100 Explorers, and selected him as one of nine Change Makers — “Canadians changing our world.” In 2013, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his environmental work and in 2018 a Fellow of the Royal Society (London). He was elected President of the Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada (2019-2022).  In 2023, John was awarded the Order of Ontario and the Vega Medal, considered the word’s top geography medal.