Dianne Whelan's crossing the continent by canoe, and she says it's forced her to broaden her horizons and trust others.

She recalls one time, where she had to take shelter from the weather, and there were hunters she'd never met, who were offering her shelter.

"I'm like 'Woop! Woop!' As a woman, I'm terrified, but they were right. I had no option but to trust them," she recalled.

Whelan's traveling the world's longest nature trail, the Trans-Canada Trail. It's her latest project, and she acknowledges it's taking her a lot longer than 500 days.

Her previous adventure films were about base camp at Mount Everest and working with Canadian Rangers in the Arctic.

She emphasizes people she's encountered along the way have been very kind.

"We are living in a very kind culture, and we need to learn to trust each other more," she added.

Whelan has focused on adventures that blend traditional knowledge with modern technology. After listening to Indigenous elders along the way, she's learned to be humble and not fight with Mother Nature. It's also her prayers for safety that help keep her safe, when she's in isolated territory. 


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