Pilgrimage Stories From Up and Down the Staircase
The NWMP Traders Road Part Two

The NWMP Traders Road Part Two

December 11, 2020

Welcome back for more stories - and audio - from our trek on the North-West Mounted Police Patrol Trail on Treaty Four territory. We're on the path of Everett Baker, talking about everything from the Desert Mothers to walking with one's Ancestors!

The North-West Mounted Police Patrol Trail Pilgrimage

The North-West Mounted Police Patrol Trail Pilgrimage

November 26, 2020

Whether you know it as the North-West Mounted Police Patrol Trail, the Métis Traders' Road, or the Wood Mountain to Cypress Hills Trek, it's a pilgrimage back in history and across Treaty Four territory.

Back on the Camino de Santiago

Back on the Camino de Santiago

October 22, 2020

Camino pilgrims inevitably feel the itch to return to the high peaks of the Pyrenees and the windswept trails of northern Spain. I went back too - this time with mic and camera.

The Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago

October 8, 2020

It all started when I was called into the office of a powerhouse academic who was a former nun. "You're going on the Camino and taking students with you," she told me. "Why me?" I asked. Later, in Spain, I sometimes asked myself the same question.

Walking the Whithorn Way in South-West Scotland

Walking the Whithorn Way in South-West Scotland

September 10, 2020

The saint behind the Whithorn Way is lost in the shadows of history. As we walked toward Ninian's Candida Casa, the "House at the Edge of the Earth," we caught glimpses of the saint in the moors and mists of Galloway.

From Old Montreal to Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory

From Old Montreal to Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory

September 3, 2020

On our foot-path between Old Montreal and Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory, we and our students discovered much about the Kanien'ke:ha, the inner city, and ourselves.

A Local Icelandic Pilgrimage: Bær to Skálholt

A Local Icelandic Pilgrimage: Bær to Skálholt

August 27, 2020

Did my walk with locals along a pilgrimage in Iceland in 2016 turn out to be a "pilgrimage fail"? I check back with one of my Icelandic fellow walkers to find out.

Walking the St Olav Way in Norway Part 2

Walking the St Olav Way in Norway Part 2

August 20, 2020

I walked from Dovre to Trondheim with five other Canadians in 2013. On the path, I spoke with Dr Allen Jorgenson about Saint Olav, the trail, and being Scandi-Canadian.

Arriving on Holy Island

Arriving on Holy Island

August 13, 2020

After walking barefoot across the ocean floor to Holy Island, I met Kate Tristram, who set me straight on how Cuthbert would have arrived in the seventh century!

Meeting St Clare on St Cuthbert’s Way

Meeting St Clare on St Cuthbert’s Way

August 5, 2020

I didn't know Clare when I met her on the St Cuthbert Way between Melrose Scotland and Holy Island. But she knew she was waiting for me.

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