The North: Reconnecting With Canada
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 10:54
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by Paul "The Iceman" Mondor

Hello, BMWRVI!

I thought I would let you know what I am up to this winter so you can follow us from the comfort of their homes.

I am going on a 10,000 km trek that will take us on two of the most northern ice roads in Canada. Fort McMurray to Fort St. John and then to Inuvik and on the ice road to Tuktayaktuk. This is a project that is supported by Rogers Networks as well as Open Film and Curbsyde productions. The offices of Tourism from BC, AB, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut are also supporting us. BMW is giving us two new F800 GS equipped to my liking as well as the use of a new BMW Gran Turismo as our support vehicle. We will travel through the amazing Canadian North and explore not only all the geographical wonders it offers, but discover and expose the cultures and the people along the way.

We will present from a motorcyclist’s point of view what makes Canada’s North one of the world’s most renowned places. There will be dog sledding, Northern Lights hunting, ice rallies and all sorts of different social activities with the Inuit and other inhabitants. This will be a first. The format is new and the approach is also new, as it is not about bikes. It is about us seeing the north from behind our visors. I hope you will enjoy it.

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