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Globe Trekker

Arctic Canada (#422)

Ian Wright begins his trip in Montreal, the heart of Quebec, where he samples gourmet delights both in town and at a "sugar shack," origin of Canada's renowned maple syrup. He visits the Madeline Islands and frolics with the seal pups, ventures to Yellowknife, parties at the Caribou Carnival and ventures to Baffin Island, where he hears the ancient Inuit tradition of throat singing. Later it's off by dog sled to Kimmirut across the Meta Incognita or "dreaded unknown" and takes aday trip to Broughton Island in hopes of glimpsing a polar bear. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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