Mike Beedell - Explorer & Photographer

Mike Beedell

Explorer & Photographer

Mike is an internationally published photographer, diver, conservationist, and wilderness guide.

Mike has been the subject of a number of television and radio documentaries. Mike has a social sciences degree from the University of Ottawa and is the longest-serving member of Adventure Canada’s expedition team at thirty-one years and counting. His photographic work and expeditions have been featured in some of the world’s finest magazines including major features in National Geographic, Geo Germany, Equinox, Audubon, and Canadian Geographic.

Mike with passanger scotland

Mike has undertaken a number of historic journeys including a five thousand-kilometre sail-powered epic through the Northwest Passage for National Geographic, a five-month, two thousand-kilometre dogsled journey across the Arcti, and a five-month kayak-hiking journey circumnavigating Bylot Island. His photographic murals have been exhibited in the Canadian pavilions at a number of World Expos, Olympic games, and at the United Nations in New York. He is also the author/photographer of the Canadian bestseller The Magnetic North, which celebrates his journeys across Arctic North America.

Mike lives with his wife Bonnie and their dog Robbie in Chelsea, Quebec on the edge of a 100,000-acre park—just fifteen minutes from Parliament Hill.