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Crossing the Labrador Wilderness with Justin Barbour

Crossing the Labrador Wilderness with Justin Barbour


The NL Explorer

Justin Barbour is an accomplished adventurer, teacher, and public speaker. This July he’ll be leaving on his largest journey yet - Crossing the Labrador peninsula by foot and canoe to the shores of Hudson Bay. Along with his dog Saku, the pair will begin a 1700km (1050 mile) journey from North West River, Labrador.

Here at WaterLily, we're extremely excited to be supporting Justin on this trip, along with some other great sponsors including MEC and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Justin will be bringing a WaterLily Turbine as part of his kit to generate power from Labrador’s waterways. He’s planning to capture and record some of the last untouched wilderness within the Labrador peninsula, and will have a few cameras and a Garmin inReach with him that will need power over the 1400km journey.

No Stranger To Adventure

Justin is no stranger to these adventures having completed another trek just last summer, crossing the island of Newfoundland from west to east in 68 days.

“On April 19th, 2017 I embarked on the most ambitious and challenging adventure I had ever attempted in my life. With my dog and best friend Saku by my side, the plan was to leave St.George’s Bay on the west coast of Newfoundland, Canada, and travel by snowshoe, paddle, foot and fingernail across the rugged North Atlantic province to its capital city in St.John’s, some 700 kilometers away. Locally known as “The Rock”, because of its hard and inhospitable land conditions, people found a way to make a living on this island centuries ago.”

Follow Justin's Journey

Throughout the trip Justin will be posting daily updates to his Facebook and Twitter from his GPS, and Instagram when coverage allows. Be sure to follow these feeds, and check out his YouTube page for videos of his other adventures. We’ll also be re-posting Justin’s updates as he makes them to keep you informed on his progress this summer!




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