David Newland - Host, Musician, Expedition Team

David Newland

Host, Musician, Expedition Team

David Newland is a writer, performer and host. His new album NORTHBOUND: The Northwest Passage in Story and Song is based on his eye-opening journeys with Adventure Canada.

David spends summers travelling with Adventure Canada as a Zodiac driver, performer and host. He travels as a performer and speaker from coast to coast throughout the year. His musical presentation, The Northwest Passage in Story and Song has been selling out venues across Canada. David’s latest CD, NORTHBOUND features Inuit, southern and global musicians exploring the “idea of North”. NORTHBOUND was supported by an Ontario Arts Council grant.

David gave the keynote for the 2017 Prime Minister John Turner Water and Environmental Leadership Award Gala. With Inuit cultural performers Siqiniup Qilautu (Sunsdrum), he has performed at the Lowell Thomas Dinner at the Royal Ontario Museum and at the Polar Film Festival at the Explorer’s Club in New York City, as well as numerous folk festivals, conferences and events.

David has been featured in the television programs Canada’s Greatest Ride (for which he also wrote the theme song) and Mighty Cruise Ships with Adventure Canada. In November of 2015, David was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a distinction that reflects a lifelong engagement with landscape and story.