Adam Shoalts has been called one of Canada’s greatest living explorers and in 2018 was named an Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He is also an historian, archaeologist, and geographer, and his book Alone Against the North was a #1 national bestseller. Shoalts holds a Ph.D. from McMaster University where his doctoral research examined the influence indigenous oral traditions had on explorers and fur traders in Canada’s subarctic and Pacific Northwest. He has done archaeology in four countries and enjoys long walks in the woods.
Adam is originally from the Niagara Region (specifically Fenwick), a former resident of St. Catharines and a Brock University graduate. He is also a national champion of the Trans-Canada Trail.