When I was at The Banff Centre last year for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, the filmmakers there asked me to tell them a story. Bears came to mind, Grizzly Bear Babysitting, in fact. Click through to see their incredible animation.
“Before the jury decides on a shortlist and winner for each cycle of CBC Literary Prizes, all of the entries received in each category are carefully winnowed down to a longlist by a team of readers who themselves are published Canadian authors. Jennifer Kingsley was a reader for the 2015 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. In her own words, she tells us how the experience reshaped her map of Canada.”
My latest project, Meet the North, is up and running, and I’m running with it. In the past two months, I’ve reported from Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Iceland and Nunavut. I leave for Greenland very soon and will be back to Iceland in September.
“To truly understand the wonders of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, follow the river that shaped its history”
My first journey to Cambodia had some twists and turns. My mission to follow the sacred rivers of Angkor from their source to their mouth became this feature story for the Globe and Mail.
I’m asking people of the north this question: You meet someone who is traveling to the north for the first time. What advice do you have for them?
This time I talked to Katherine Breen and Eric McNair-Landry
The Premise: Find out what northerners and north-lovers recommend for your travels way up there. The Question: You meet someone who is traveling to the north for the first time. What advice do you have for them? Each installment will introduce you to special people, and you’ll learn from their experience. Katherine Breen and Eric…
The Premise: Four million people live above the Arctic Circle and many more make up the world’s northern cultures. For those of us who are travelers, visitors or guests, going north may feel like a trip into the unknown. Perhaps you are wondering how to prepare for life way up there. So what do northerners…
I’m a Field Correspondent with an Arctic mission, but before I head north I’m looking around home for connections to the higher latitudes. . .
By the time I saw Lycodes paamiuti, an obscure fish dragged from the Arctic Ocean, it had been reduced to a droplet of clear liquid at the bottom of a plastic vial. I was at the finish line of a relay that had started far, far away.
Four million people live above the Arctic Circle and many more make up the world’s northern cultures.
For those of us who are travelers, visitors or guests, going north may feel like a trip into the unknown. Perhaps you are wondering how to prepare for life way up there. I asked Richard van Camp.
While cruising the Northwest Passage, Jennifer sought out the sounds of her environment and found a friend who helped her connect back to the land outside the window.
Jennifer Kingsley revisits the bear attacks that shook Banff National Park in 1980 when The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek was on the move.
Scientists, farmers, and beekeepers are paying attention. Now that the world’s most infamous insecticides are turning up in lakes, you should too.
I have a new assignment in 2015 as the Field Correspondent for Lindblad Expeditions in partnership with National Geographic. As I get ready to head north later this spring, I’ve written an introduction to me, to the project and to my hopes and dreams for the year.
Click through to watch Leanne Allison’s three minute video from the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival about women and adventure. And about looking around the room . . .
Many months ago, composer Lola Perrin and sound recordist Christian Dymond got in touch with me about this project. They wanted voices to speak about climate change and asked if I would participate. The result is a mix of voices and music being debuted this month in the U.K.