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On board the Canada C3: An epic voyage of science and exploration

On board the Canada C3: An epic voyage of science and exploration
From CTV - August 13, 2017

By the time this first blog is posted on Sunday, I will have officially started my Great Canadian adventure for Canadas 150th: two weeks in the stunning waters of the Arctic!

Ill be on this epic voyage with producer Allya Davidson and cameraman Kirk Neff from W5, along with with others.

Over the next two weeks, we will travel in a repurposed icebreaker -- formerly a Canadian Coast Guard vessel, which is outfitted with zodiacs, navigation equipment, research labs, multiple decks, and even has access to WiFi and a satellite dish, which means well be able to tell you stories from some of the most remote regions of this country.

The Canada C3 ship-- the number denoting the countrys three coasts, where the ship will be travelling -- is making its way from Toronto to Victoria, through the Northwest Passage. And when it reaches the final destination in October, it will have journeyed 23,000 km -- a trip that will have taken a 150 days.

There are 15 legs in all. We are on Leg 9, which takes us from Pond Inlet to Cambridge Bay.

To me, the Arctic is one of the jewels of Canadas magical landscape, one Ive been lucky to witness on my reporting trips -- but never for such an extended period, and never on a ship, which is what makes this assignment so special.

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