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Park Bagger: Exploring Qausuittuq (Kow-soo-ee-took) National Park In the High Arctic

Friday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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Marlis Butcher was the first person to visit all 48 Canadian National Parks, one third of which have no road access, and in 2016 one of the first persons to visit Canada’s newest national park at the time, Qausuittuq, (pronounced Kow-soo-ee-took) in Nunavut. She is thus uniquely qualified to offer this lecture which will begin with an introduction to Canada’s National Parks system, then zoom in on the Arctic, and finally focus on exploring Qausuittuq National Park. Through unique photographs and engaging story-telling, Marlis will take us on a virtual voyage into the High Arctic, sharing what it’s like to travel to Canada’s true north, to explore this extremely remote park, and to meet its endangered inhabitants. 

This lecture is a live, in-person event in Cameron Hall. You do not need to pre-register to attend – just show up.


Marlis Butcher is an environmental conservationist and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and of The Explorers Club. Marlis is the first visitor to bag (visit) all 48 Canadian national parks, one third of which have no road access. To share the park experience and encourage appreciation of these natural wonders, she published her first book, Park Bagger – Adventures in the Canadian National Parks, a collection of short stories of adventure and discovery.


Friday, April 12
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Yorkminster Park Baptist Church


Cameron Hall
1585 Yonge Street