Canada from Coast to Coast – 2015 Expedition of the Year Winner

THE TEAM: Mike Ranta and Spitzii

WHAT: A solo, 4,750-mile single-season crossing of Canada

HOW: Ranta, 42, and his dog, Spitzii, spent seven months paddling and lining a canoe 4,750 miles across Canada, starting at the Fraser River in Vancouver, British Columbia, and finishing near Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. It is the longest solo canoe expedition in a single season to-date.

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Photo by David Jackson.