Mike Ranta, whom recently completed a 200-day cross-Canada solo canoe trip in honour of Canadian Veterans, will visit The Canadian Canoe Museum for a public talk on Thursday November, 17th at 7pm hosted by James Raffan. 

This event is free to the public, and museum admission is free after 5PM. A donation to the museum in lieu of admission is greatly appreciated. 

Mike will show photos and tell stories of his journey. A Q&A will follow the talk. There will be reserved seating for Canadian Veterans. Ranta’s canoe will also be on display for people to see.

My upcoming visit to the canoe museum in Peterborough fills me with childlike anticipation! It warms me to know that so many different types of people who traveled the waters in such similar ways with a craft of similar design only hardens the fact that we are all connected with the water and the peace it brings!” says Ranta. 

 Mike Ranta, is a solo canoe paddler from Atikokan Ontario who, on October the 18th, 2016 finished a 200 day canoe trip from Vancouver, British Columbia to Dominion Beach, Nova Scotia in honour of Canadian Veterans. It is the longest solo canoe expedition in a single season to-date.

Though he paddles solo, Ranta was not alone on the trip- his faithful dog Spitzii accompanied him during the entire journey. “He is as brave as he is handsome and the greatest dog in Canada, possibly the world, he just has not been out of the country to prove it!” says Ranta.

This was Ranta’s second time completing a cross-Canada canoe trip. His 2014 solo cross-country paddle was named Expedition of the Year by Canoe and Kayak magazine.