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Dianne Whelan

Dianne Whelan is an award-winning Canadian Documentary filmmaker, and accomplished photographer, artist, storyteller, author and public speaker.

Dianne is the first person ever to complete a five-year, 24,000 km ecological and reconciliation pilgrimage on the world’s longest trail. In August of 2021, she completed the land and water trails of the Trans Canada Trail spanning from coast to coast to coast. Traversing on land and water, using only her own strength in snowshoes, cross country skis, bike, canoe, and of course walking.

500 Days in the Wild is the journey for her latest documentary film and upcoming book.

Other work from Dianne, is her feature length documentary, and book, 40 Days at Base Camp shot on Mount Everest.

You can also find her 3 part series on CBC Gem entitled, The Beacon Project, a series of multimedia creations in collaboration with Indigenous communities along The Great Trail. A companion piece to the feature documentary 500 Days in the Wild.

Speaking at



Adventure Stories from 500 Days in the Wild

In-Person Show: Tails from the Trails

Dianne’s talk will be about her latest film, 500 Days in the Wild. After a 6-year journey, filmmaker Dianne Whelan became the first person to travel the 24,000 km of the Trans Canada Trail—the longest trail in the world. 500 Days in the Wild weaves adventure, personal reflections, stunning wildlife and landscapes.

Live Q&A with Dianne Whelan

In-Person Show: Feature Film: 500 Days in the Wild

Join us after the film for a Q&A with Director Dianne Whelan. Hear more about some adventure stories from her journey, and have the opportunity to ask her some questions.


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