On January 18, 2023, father and son duo Scott and Trevor Haldane held an online photography presentation and fundraiser for Trans Canada Trail: Wild Places, Wild Faces: A Year in Nature, showcasing wildlife, landscapes and stories from across Canada.
We all benefit from being outdoors – clearing our minds of everyday distractions, exercising without having to hit a treadmill, and discovering something new about the land beneath our feet. For many of us, the Trans Canada Trail is a place to improve our physical fitness and connect with others, while discovering Canada’s incredible landscapes.
A recording of their presentation is available for anyone who was not able to attend the live event. After watching the recorded event, if you would like to make a donation to support Trans Canada Trail, visit the event’s donation page.
Thank you so much to Scott and Trevor Haldane, as well as everyone who participated in the event! Your support is very much appreciated.
Scott and Trevor Haldane discovered a passion for amateur wildlife photography and want to inspire others to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the Canadian wilderness. In a unique online presentation, the father-son duo – on opposite sides of the country – will guide you through the seasons, celebrating the incredible diversity of wildlife they’ve been lucky enough to spot along the Trail.
The COVID-19 pandemic had an unanticipated silver lining for Scott and Trevor. They live thousands of kilometres apart, in Ontario and BC respectively, and the pandemic sent father and son outside to explore their incredible natural surroundings. There, they rediscovered their love for nature photography – often along the Trans Canada Trail – and formed a stronger bond in the process.
They’re excited about connecting with others to share their experiences along Canada’s national trail, which proved to be essential to their well-being throughout the past two and a half years.
Scott and Trevor want to give back and are hosting this fundraiser for Trans Canada Trail. Nature photography is one of several great reasons for Canadians to get out on the Trail, as they can benefit from time spent in the great outdoors and meet people along the way. With your support, we can keep the Trail accessible to all users, year-round.
About the Presenters
Trevor learned to love the outdoors from an early age, through canoe trips with his grandad and summers at camp.
In the last few years, Trevor started photographing wildlife in the parks and ravines of Toronto. This part-time hobby blossomed into a full-time passion during the COVID-19 pandemic. He found the quiet, active lifestyle, and focus of wildlife photography to be a great boost to his mental health during these stressful times.
In 2020, Trevor moved from Toronto, Ontario, to Fernie, British Columbia. He was thrilled to enter a new landscape, home to a vast array of wildlife. He has since kept himself busy photographing bees, bears and everything in between.
Scott’s dad, Gib, was an avid birdwatcher and canoe camper who had an astounding knowledge of the natural world. Gib’s influence made a lasting impression on his eldest son.
Scott’s interest in photography began with backpacking trips across Europe in the mid-1970s and has continued through more than four decades. As the former CEO of YMCA Canada and the Rideau Hall Foundation, as well as a travel enthusiast, Scott has travelled around the world and has made a point to explore new places and photograph his experiences to learn more about diverse communities and cultures.
When the pandemic hit Canada in March 2020 and travel plans were put on hold, Scott refocused his camera on the incredible variety of wildlife in and around the forests, ponds and rivers of the Ottawa/Gatineau region. As his son, Trevor, discovered the same passion, father and son built on their close relationship through a shared passion for nature and the trails that give them access to the wild world.
“As a nature-loving family living across the country from one another, we feel a strong connection with Trans Canada Trail’s mission to connect the country, celebrate nature and embrace the outdoors.”
– Trevor and Scott Haldane