Adventurer and writer Adam Shoalts’ latest feature of exploration took him 3,400 kilometres north from Lake Erie to the Arctic shores of Ungava Bay.
Now, curious readers can learn about his expedition in his latest book, “Where the Falcon Flies” – for which Shoalts will be appearing in Niagara-on-the-Lake this Thursday for a presentation and book signing.
This is one of several stops on the author’s two-month speaking and book tour. He will be at Caroline Cellars Family Estate Winery in Virgil on Oct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Shoalts, who was born in Pelham, has published four national bestselling books, which draw from his experiences travelling across the Canadian wilderness and shed light on the nature and history of the continent’s great outdoors.
“Where the Falcon Flies” sees Shoalts follow the migration path of peregrine falcon for this lengthy journey, confronting the obstacles of Mother Nature such as Great Lakes storms and white-water rapids, as well as humankind’s obstacles, such as hydroelectric dams and commercial freighter traffic.
At the heart of this tale is a message about the enduring value and interconnectedness of the natural world, from bustling urban parks to the most remote reaches of the Arctic.
This is not Shoalts’ first time trekking through the Arctic: in 2017, he completed a nearly 4,000-kilometre trek from Eagle Plains, Yukon to Baker Lake, a settlement in Nunavut — travelling solo.
That adventure is documented in his 2020 book, “Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic.”
When he’s not writing, Shoalts is also leading expeditions for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society as its explorer-in-residence and mapping rivers.
Tickets are $40 for the book signing at Caroline Cellars. To register, purchase a ticket, or for more information, visit the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library’s website at notlpubliclibrary.org.
Caroline Cellars is located at 1010 Line 2 Rd., building #358.