A story of endurance and dreams fulfilled. After a decade of planning and dreaming, Hélène Viel from Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, and her husband Ole Olson from Broadview, Saskatchewan, marked their retirement by walking across Canada, from the Arctic Ocean to the Pacific to the Atlantic.
Maintaining a pace of 40 to 50 kilometres a day through Canada’s four seasons, the walkers passed through two territories and ten provinces, completing the longest recorded walk across Canada: from sea to sea to sea. Ole did it all: 10,081 kilometres. Hélène, 66, achieved a fantastic 8,107 kilometres. This is her story. My CANADA: Every step of the way.