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You’d be hard pressed to find a place more beautiful and unique than Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. Literally everywhere you look is raw, dramatic beauty. Words don’t do it justice, just watch.


This is what it means to be Canadian! New Canadians coming together learning to camp and enjoying our National Parks. This clip is from the ‘Learn to Camp’ at Prince Edward Island National Park. Parks Canada partnered with the Newcomers Association of PEI to bring in families from all over PEI that are new to Canada. It was an incredible experience, beautifully summarized in this video by an emotional Parks Canada staffer.

For more information on the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada: www.peianc.com

Learn to Camp: www.pc.gc.ca/learntocamp


This is our summer hype video…

Have a question about any of the locations in this video? Ask us on our FB page HERE, or send us an email at info@aforadventure.ca


Parks Canada now has a new fat biking program at a few selected parks across the country! We were on hand for day one of the new program at Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick. Annnnnnnnnnnnnd it was awesome.


We are A for Advenure and we want to inspire people (especially kids) to get outside and explore the world around them. Here is our story in 1 minute…


There’s so much fun for the whole family to be had at Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia! Skiing, tubing and everything in between.


A for Adventure visits Fort Langley in beautiful British Columbia. We see how turn of the century tools were forged, how barrels were made and spend in night locked in the fort!


World’s longest receipt!

Did you know that we ship worldwide? Apparently the post office didn’t either….
It’s pretty cool to think that the ‘A is for Adventure’ books are now off on their own adventures!


Book launch day is finally here! This has been over 2 years in the making and it’s finally time to get the ‘A is for Adventure’ book in the hands of everyone.

Our goal is to inspire as many kids and families to get outside and play. Thank you to everyone who believes in us and our dream to make this a reality!

Order your copy of ‘A is for Adventure’ HERE


Printing the ‘A is for Adventure’ Children’s Book

How it’s Made: Learning the process of printing a book. The ‘A is for Adventure’ children’s book was over two years in the making, so seeing it finally hit the printers was an incredible feeling. However, we had no idea the process was going to be an adventure in itself.

Book available starting November 29th www.aforadventure.ca

PART I

Part II


We’re from here – Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore

Catching party waves, having camp fires beside the ocean and exploring beautiful hidden islands…Nova Scotia, we love you.

PLACES VISITED:
Lawrence town Provincial Park
Taylor Head Provincial Park
Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean
Boggles Island – 100 wild Islands
Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park
Salt Marsh Trail
Martinique Beach Provincial Park

MUSIC BY:
Alex Meade
Jan Sebastian LaPierre

FEATURING:
Brian Murphy
Sergio Greguoldo
Greg Trowse
Balloo the dog
Curtis Cammaert

FILMED AND EDITED BY:
Brad Sayeau

A FOR ADVENTURE IS:
Chris Surette
Jan Sebastian LaPierre
Brad Sayeau

SUPPORTED BY:
Nova Scotia Tourism

SHARING IN OUR VISION:
MEC
Chevrolet Canada
Trek Bikes
Cyclesmith
Helly Hansen


We’re from here – Fundy Shore Nova Scotia
There’s a reason it’s called the FUNdy shore! One adventure after another…Nova Scotia, we love you.

PLACES VISITED:
Cape D’or
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park
Advocate Harbour Boat Tours
Mariner Whale Watching Cruises, Brier Island
Seal Cove, Brier Island
Sandy Cove, Digby Neck
Balancing Rock, Long Island
River Runners Tidal Bore Rafting, Shubenacadie River
Burntcoat Head Provincial Park

MUSIC BY:
Alex Meade
Jan Sebastian LaPierre

FEATURING:
Darcy Snell
Izzy the dog
Ball the dog
The Trowse Family
Hannah Borland
Nancy Pick

FILMED AND EDITED BY:
Brad Sayeau

A FOR ADVENTURE IS:
Chris Surette
Jan Sebastian LaPierre
Brad Sayeau

SUPPORTED BY:
Nova Scotia Tourism

SHARING IN OUR VISION:
MEC
Chevrolet Canada
Trek Bikes
Cyclesmith
Helly Hansen


Behind the scenes of the making of the Nova Scotia Tourism commercials

We had a blast exploring our own backyard to film a couple videos with Tourism Nova Scotia (Fundy Shore and Eastern Shore). Here’s a video of the making of those videos!


Travelling back in time at the Fortress of Louisbourg

Jan goes back in time at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton Nova Scotia. Here he learns how to burn a french omelet, how to interrupt kids trying to put up a canvas tent and how to fail at shooting a hand canon.

To plan your Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site adventure for you or your group: call 902.862.3552 or email louisbourg.info@pc.gc.ca


A for Adventure in full 360 degrees!

A full 360 degree video? Come along on a canoe ride…you will feel like you’re right there with us! Move your phone, your finger or your mouse to look around.


We’re from here
30 second highlight reel from some of our adventures on the east coast!


100 Days of adventure – can adventure save a life?

A for Adventure started a 100 days of adventure challenge, each day for 100 days doing some kind of “adventure”. After a couple months, they notice a couple sharing their own adventures. The couple both have serious mental and physical disabilities, and used adventure to completely change their lives.


Saving the wild Atlantic salmon

Saving the wild Atlantic Salmon is no easy task…but it’s happening! The inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon was near extinction and something had to be done to save them. Parks Canada teamed up with a group of collaborators to save the species and help them return to the rivers where they once thrived.

List of collaborators:
Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association
Province of New Brunswick
Cooke Aquaculture
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fort Folly Habitat Recovery
Huntsman Ocean Services
Parks Canada

For more information on the Salmon Restoration Project and to experience “Swimming with Salmon” visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nb/fundy/activ/vedette-featured/saumon-salmon.aspx


How do you deal with illness? We took the Sickboy Podcast crew out for an early morning hike and ended up jumping off a cliff into the ocean!


Learning to camp in our National Parks – Kejimkujik edition

Interested in camping, but don’t know where to start? Parks Canada offers Learn to Camp programs that teach you all the camping basics.


Introducing families to camping in our National Parks

Jan and Chris team up with Parks Canada, MEC and Family Place to run a “Learn to Camp” event in Cape Breton Highlands National Park then set off to find a hidden waterfall oasis.


Picking and eating things right off the shore

Chris and Jan travel to Sober Island Oyster farm. There they meet up with chef Mark Gray of the Brooklyn Warehouse and forage for wild edibles in the forest, on the beach and in the Atlantic ocean.


Exploring New Brunswick in the Summer – TEASER


Exploring New Brunswick in the Summer – Episode One

Time to hit the road to New Brunswick. Jan hitches a ride on the VIA Rail from Halifax to meet up with Chris who is already in New Brunswick. How will Jan enjoy his first ever train ride in Canada?


Exploring New Brunswick in the summer – Episode Two

Arriving at de la République Provincial Park in Edmunston to check into their rustic cabins before kayaking down the Madawaska River. Then ending the night with a campfire and some sweet tunes by local artist Jason Guerrette​


Exploring New Brunswick in the summer – Episode Three

Exploring one of the most remote wilderness areas in the Maritimes. Canoeing, hiking and experiencing all that Mt. Carleton Provincial Park has to offer


Exploring New Brunswick in the summer – Episode 4

Did you know one of the best downhill mountain bike trails in North America is in New Brunswick? We explore Sugarloaf Provincial Park in the Appalachian Mountain region


The art of crafting a wooden canoe

The art of crafting wooden canoes: “I’m building a memory machine.” Meet Bill Miller, one of the world’s finest canoe makers and all around great guy.

Location: Nictau, New Brunswick
millercanoes.com


Taking families for an adventure in the Highlands

A for Adventure teamed up with Parks Canada and the Family Place Resource Center in Cape Breton, to take a busload of families into the Cape Breton Highlands National Park for some fun winter adventures. For most families, it was their first time on snowshoes.


Nor’Easter Swell

Everyone has their own way of experiencing winter. And for some that means diving into the Atlantic Ocean…A surf short filmed in Nova Scotia on April 5th, 2015.


A for Adventure: Explore New Brunswick Winter. This is a 5 episode series where the A for Adventure team experiences real winter going snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, experiencing the World Pond Hockey Championships and much more! Along the way they find out what what New Brunswick hospitality is all about.

All episodes available below!


Here’s a teaser video:


Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5


Come along for a quick adventure
A quick trip to check out a protected wilderness area in the winter. It’s called the Terence Bay Wilderness Area, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Trailhead located here: 44.498873, -63.723684


IN THE MEDIA:

The A for Adventure guys stopped in to the CTV Morning studio to talk about getting more people outside exploring and staying active!

 

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Polar Bear Dip 2015

Starting 2015 with a splash…a cold, cold splash!

The annual Herring Cove Polar Bear Swim where 150+ brave the cold and jump into the Atlantic Ocean on New Years day. It is a community event fundraiser to help support local food banks.

http://www.herringcovepolarbeardip.com/
http://www.feednovascotia.ca/

 

 


 

Adventure at the Fortress of Louisbourg

An adventure at Canada’s largest national historic site and a glimpse into what awaits you inside the walls of the Fortress of Louisbourg. This experience includes 18th century camping, sleeping in the barracks, starting a fire from scratch, meals inspired by the 18th century, ghost tours, hikes and more.

To find out more information the Fortress of Louisbourg visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ns/louisbourg/visit.aspx

 

 


Let’s start a conversation about adventure

What is “A for Adventure” and how can you get involved?


 

The Big Swim [Short Film]
A short film of Curtis Hamilton’s 18km swim across the open ocean. The journey was in support of Brigadoon Village, a camp that delivers programming to children, youth and families living with a chronic illness, chronic condition, or a special need.

The swim left from Cape Jourimain in New Brunswick and followed the Confederation Bridge across to Borden, Prince Edward Island. Together, the 49 swimmers raised over $300,000 for Brigadoon. That is the equivalent of sending 300 kids to camp!


 

Adventure in the trees
Do you have a tree park near you? Next time you’re looking for a fun and challenging [family friendly] adventure give it a try! Thanks to On Tree Park for showing us “the ropes”!


 

The Tidal Bore rafting experience

The Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world, creating the Shubenacadie River’s Tidal Bore. So what happens when you ride the tidal bore on a zodiac? AWESOMENESS.

For more info on Tidal Bore rafting, visit: http://www.tidalborerafting.com/


 

Kayaking on the Atlantic Coast
For the love of adventure. A kayak trip to Borgles Island off the coast of Nova Scotia. For more information on Borgles Island, please visit the Nova Scotia Nature Trust nsnt.ca


 

Paddle to Sable
On August 18th, Jan Sebastian Lapierre and Graham Carter paddled all the way to Sable Island to help raise awareness and funds to create the first ever mental health camp at Brigadoon Village for kids from Chisholm Services for Children. To date, they have raised over $30,000. Here is some of their journey…