During the pandemic, Dr Matthew Anderson (Concordia University, Montreal) gets his exercise not from long-distance walks, but in going up and down his stairs. While he does, he remembers past pilgrimages. Sponsored in part by the Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association (CUPFA).
Nuuksio Park Finland & Jokamiehenoikeus
“An unwritten contract so ancient it predates the law”: Come with me to Nuuksio park in Finland to learn how jokamiehenoikeus—"everyperson’s right—connects Finns to forests, fauna, and foraging, whether or not they own land.
A Princess Bride Pilgrimage
Inconceivable! Pilgrimaging near Castleton and Higger Tor, in England's Peaks District, in search of scenes from the cult-classic "The Princess Bride."
The NWMP Traders Road Part Two
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
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
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
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.