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Vue d'en haut

March 2013

Good news! The movie "Vue d'en haut" is now available on for 1$ and that, up to May 1, 2013.

This documentary, directed by Sebastien Rist, is about Bernard Voyer's last expedition in Perou (May 2011). He invited nine Junior Rangers, from James Bay, Nunavik and Lower-North-Shore. Together they took part in a community project and reached a higher and difficult pass of the Andes.

See trailer.

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April 2013

Nunavik Parks’ invitation!

« Bring your dreams to life » : Bernard Voyer is very proud that his motto opens the new Nunavik Parks’ brochure.

This document is an invitation to discover the magnificent territories of the Quebec’s Far North and is available online.

Download the brochure

Assises nationales françaises de l’énergie

January 29 to 31 2013

Bernard Voyer’s new lecture for the french national Energy meetings

The 14th french national Energy meetings will take place in the city of Grenoble from January 29 to January 31, 2013 and will focus on the energy transition. Bernard Voyer has been invited to present a new lecture, open to all, about environmental changes. He will give the ecological, political and human consequences of global warming.

More information on the event's website :

Royal Canadian Geographical Society

January 2013

Bernard Voyer re-elected as President of the RCGS Expedition Committee !

The Expedition Committee of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society encourages and supports geographic expeditions taking place largely within Canada, by Canadians. Once again, the members of the board trusted Bernard Voyer and re-elected him as President of this Committee.

For further information about the expeditions sponsored by the RCGS :

Cartes, boussoles et GPS

January 2013

« Cartes, boussoles et GPS », a new edition prefaced by Bernard Voyer

Bernard Voyer is proud to preface the new edition of Jean-Marc Lord and André Pelletier’s book « Cartes, boussoles et GPS », published by the Broquet Editions. This new update is a bible for those who want to learn and go deeply in the knowledge of topographic maps, compasses and GPS.

Bernard Voyer on Facebook

It is now possible to follow the latest news from Bernard through his Facebook page. You will find the articles, videos, links, photos, and will discuss its latest updates.

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August 2012

A new summit reached by Bernard Voyer!

The celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Rimouski's faunistic reserve was an occasion to pay a resonant/vibrant tribute to Bernard Voyer, native of this area.

The highest summit of the reserve has henceforth the name of "Mount Bernard-Voyer ". It was with a strong emotion that the explorer-speaker attended the inauguration of the gazebo, built on top of the mountain, and of the "Explorer's Footpath" going to this. Throughout the way one can discover Bernard Voyer's great expeditions and ascents.

June 2012

For the 2nd year in a row, Bernard Voyer took part in the show "Caméra boréale".

This show offers to follow five video-journalists apprentices: they will spend 40 days in the Great North to learn about their profession. As an expert of the challenges of the arctic territories, Bernard Voyer gave his advices to these young recruits to help them go through the iced countries.

More infos here!

June 2012

Exhibition of Bernard Voyer’s photos

During the 2nd edition of the Rendez-vous photos du Richelieu, some pictures from Bernard Voyer’s book ANIU – from Snowflake to Iceberg will be exposed in the park of Mont-Saint-Hilaire Museum of Fine Arts, from June the 15th to July the 31st. « Blue » is the theme of the exhibition and the photos exposed are an insight into the movements of glaciers, the chronicle of the sea ice, the secrets of inlandsis and the wanderings of icebergs.

June 2012

Bernard Voyer supports the Scol’ERE grant project.

Bernard Voyer is proud to support the Scol’Ere grant project: it aims at making young people leaders in the environment protection. Catching the attention of their relatives the students from the 15 participating schools (in 2011-2012) will try to reduce CO2 emissions for more than 6 millions kg.

May 2012

Bernard Voyer in the exhibition From Far and Wide – Honouring Great Canadians

The exhibit From Far and Wide – Honouring Great Canadians, located in downtown Ottawa across from Parliament Hill (90 Wellington Street), celebrates Canada’s national honours and other provincial emblems, like the National Order of Quebec. Featuring interpretative panels and multimedia elements, the exhibition presents some extraordinary contributions of Canadians from across the country and from all walks of life. Bernard Voyer is proud to be one of them.

« Dormir »

May 2012

« Dormir »

Bernard Voyer had the pleasure to contribute to Dr Pierre Mayer’s, his dear friend, new book « Dormir ». Lung specialist and sleep expert, the author explains the sleep mecanisms and its benefits for health. He asked Bernard Voyer to write some pages to introduce the chapter called « Mountain ».

More info about the book, here!

January 27th, 2012

Perdre le Nord : A free conference in Quebec City

At Sommet de l’hiver 2012, by the David Suzuki Foundation, Bernard will give a conference devoted to climate change.

Reserve your ticket now, places are limited.

Bernard Voyer - Le collectionneur de sommet

January 2012

« Bernard Voyer - Le collectionneur de sommets »

Découvertes Magazine has recently published a full article, touching and revealing about Bernard’s passion. The interview, conducted by Diane Laberge, reveals what drove the explorer to conquer the mountains of the globe and what fuels, even today, the fire that reigns in him.

December 2011

Bernard among the personalities of Réussir…Aller au bout de ses rêves

In the very recent book of Jacques Ménard, 22 Quebec personalities reveal the path that led them to the achievement of their dreams. Discover some of them by viewing the promotional video.

November 2011

Bernard was promoted to Commandeur of Tastevin

A nice surprise awaited Bernard during his visit to Clos de Vougeot castle in Dijon.

While presiding over a Tastevin ceremony, for the nomination of ten people as Chevalier, Bernard was promoted to Commandeur. It represents an important sign of recognition and trust shown by his Tastevin’s colleagues.

Expérience BMW

December, 10, 2011

The explorer in the biannual magazine of BMW

On December 10, Bernard will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his achievement: the World Tour via the highest summit of each continent. For the occasion, the magazine Experience BMW has recently published a bilingual seven pages article devoted to the event. We invite you to read the interview.

Vue d’en haut


Bernard Voyer on screen

A film about the recent adventure of Bernard in Peru was premiered at the Festival international du film d’aventure de Dijon.

The explorer and a group of adolescents (8 Inuit of Nunavik, a Cree from James Bay and 2 young people from Lower North Shore), were part of the adventure and have contributed to the success of the film "« Vue d’en haut », directed by Sébastien Rist.

Watch the trailer online.

Fondation du Centre hospitalier régional de Rimouski

September 8, 2011

Public conference in his hometown, Rimouski

Bernard will present his lecture at Salle Desjardins-Telus to benefit the Fondation du Centre hospitalier régional de Rimouski.

All proceeds raised will be used to purchase equipment from leading health, which will benefit communities across eastern Quebec. A great initiative of the Foundation and participants of Défi Kili 2012.

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

October 8, 2011

Nature takes the path of Art to express itself differently

After delivering a lecture on the relation between Music and Nature for the Orford Art Centre, Bernard is getting ready for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

As part of the opening of the new pavilion dedicated to Canadian art, guests will have the pleasure to hear a poetic and thoughtful speech about the influence and inspiration that nature offers to the artist.

November 3 to 6, 2011

Bernard will chair the jury of the International Film Adventure Festival

From November 3 to 6 will take place the 20th edition of the Écrans de l’Aventure of Dijon. Countless film productions will be presented and a large jury, will present the various awards. Bernard is honored to have been approached for the role of the jury’s chairman.

April 26, 2011

Bernard at the launch of a brand new Web TV is a web platform combining social network and Web TV, mainly dedicated to young travelers aged from 18 to 34 years.

Bernard will be the ambassador of the launch, scheduled for April 26 at the Rialto at 19h. Join us! For all the details. see the Facebook page.


Bernard signed the preface of a book on Telemark

The author Lionel Condemine, mountain guide from France, published his book: Le Télémark, du virage à l’élégance… du Fournel Editions. Lionel is a close friend of Bernard; they have skied very often together in the French Alps.


The words of Bernard for a PhD of Université Laval

Bernard congratulated Catherine Larouche for obtaining his PhD from Université Laval.

You will find the text at the bottom of the this page.

Bernard in Peru in May 2011

Finally, his project is concrete! Bernard will accompany a group of youth from Lower North Shore and Nunavik’s Inuit in May, destination: the White Cordillera, Peru. A unique opportunity to discover a world away. The program: community service and trek in the mountains.

This project is funded and organized jointly by the Canadian Rangers and LOJIQ.


Bernard became president of Conseil de l’Ordre national du Québec

Board members of Conseil de l’Ordre national du Quebec elected, on 10 January 2011, Bernard Voyer to the presidency. This is a second term, having served as president from 2005 to 2008.

Conseil de l’Ordre’s mission is to advise the Prime Minister on the nomination of grands officiers, officiers and chevalier of Ordre national.

Bernard Voyer has been appointed Governor of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Expeditions have been better appreciate, understand and better have raised the profile of geography. To expand our knowledge of the geography of Canada by exploring and scientific expeditions, the RIMS has funded several expeditions in the land.

As governor, Bernard will sit on a chair of this Expedition committee.

March 2011

Bernard will participate to the Tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven by the OSQ.

On March 30, 2011, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec will honor Ludwig van Beethoven's complete symphonies, concertos for piano, songs, etc.. In the introduction to this evening, Bernard is invited to make a short presentation, tribute to the beauty of the world. You are invited to the Grand Theatre de Quebec.

November 5, 2010

Bernard guest on the show Les Touilleurs.

Les Touilleurs is presented on Friday at 20h on ARTV. Hosted by François Longpre and Sylvain Cote, the show presents every week a different aspect of food and is articulated around a culinary workshop led by a chef and attended by selected guests. You can watch Bernard Voyer, guest on the southwest French cuisine show, broadcast on 5 November.

August 2010

Bernard Voyer has given an interview to M, the magazine of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Published three times a year, this publication informs on what’s on at the Museum, including news about international exhibitions and new acquisitions to the collection. In the edition of August, you will find the interview of Bernard Voyer leaded by Ms. Danielle Roberge – a good article of his secrets on art.

May 25, 2010

The Tribute Award from LOJIQ Foundation was given to Bernard Voyer, to highlight his remarkable involvement with youth.

A touching word from Joe Juneau, a friend and ally of Bernard in the development of youth projects, preceded the presentation of the award. LOJIQ Foundation encourages young people to a personal and professional development through the experiences of international mobility.


The parking meter of Bernard Voyer: on the corner of Sherbrooke West and de la Montagne.

Bernard Voyer is one of the 70 Quebec personalities involved in the campaign ParcoDon 2010 "From the Streets to the Stars," which aims to sensitize Montrealers to the harsh reality of the homeless and needy of our city. To do so, 70 old parking meters are decorated by these personalities and then placed on the sidewalks of downtown Montreal, thus accumulating donations for L’Itinéraire.

Here, the parking meter made by a young artist, Marie-Noëlle Vanasse, accompanied by Bernard. It is placed on the corner of Sherbrooke West and de la Montagne.


The Governor General of Canada has invited Bernard Voyer as well as 24 other members of the Order of Canada for her 2010 Mentorship Program.

Bernard’s Mentoree is Jérôme Turcotte-Routhier, a student-athelete and an involved citizen.

December 7, 2009

Bernard has been a torchbearer December 7th, 2009 at 3:12 pm at Beloeil on Laurier Blvd.

The Olympic torch will travel by land, air and water and will visit more than 1,000 Canadian communities and it is possible to follow it through this interactive map.

Bernard has been chosen, among Canadian figures, to carry the torch on a segment of its 106-days journey across Canada.. The Olympic Cauldron will be lit in Vancouver February 12th, 2010 to open the beginning of Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

November 26, 2009

Bernard will offer a lecture on November 26th, 2009 in France at Belfort in Franche-Comté for the Assembly of European Regions within the framework of their General Assembly 2009.

This year’s theme is «  Energising Europe Responsibly: regional Innovation and Diversity for Growth and Jobs » and will gather more than 600 politicians, officials, energy experts and international journalists.

AER's General Assembly promises to be the most important and interactive energy event in this year's European calender.

September 19 to October 18, 2009

375th anniversary of the city of Trois-Rivières / Festival international de la Poésie

Within the activities surronding the 375th anniversary of the city of Trois-Rivières and also of the Festival international de la Poésie, which will take place from the 2 till the 11 of October 2009, a magnificent exhibition of photos will be presented at the Librairy Gatien-Lapointe . Bernard will present several photos taken from his book ANIU From Snowflake to Iceberg which will be showed beside poems of the writer Jean Désy.

May, 5th 2009

On May 5th, out of breath, Bernard Voyer removed his gloves to touch the sky.

He so became the second Quebecker to have achieved, after Yves Laforest in 1991, this big exploit that is the conquest of the Everest.

10 years already !!!

June 3, 2008 to April 30, 2009

.The Biosphere marks the International Polar Year with a new exhibition, Arctic: Walking on Thin Ice.

The Montréal Biosphere is presenting a magnificent exhibition of giant photos to mark the International Polar Year. Several of them are photos from Bernard’s book ANIU From Snowflake to Iceberg. The cover photo from the book was chosen to present the exhibition.

Bernard's book, ANIU From Snowflake to Iceberg, is on sale.

You can find all the details in the Publications section.


Bernard Voyer has been appointed to be Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the 2nd Canadian Rangers Patrol Group.

Composed of Inuits, Innus, Crees and Naskapis and present in 30 villages of the Nunavik, the James Bay and the Lower North Shore, the Rangers support Canadian Forces activities by providing expertise, guidance and advice on the local environment of the Grand Nord. The Junior Rangers program offers young people (ages 12 to 18) a unique opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoors activities.

May, 2007

Bernard has been named a Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour). He was awarded this recognition by France for his career as an internationally renowned explorer and mountain climber and his outstanding contribution to world geography.

April, 2007

The pebble from the summit of Mount Everest has made it back to Earth.

On April 17, astronaut Steve MacLean gave the pebble back to its owner, explorer Bernard Voyer.

Mr. MacLean took this precious rock with him on NASA space mission STS-115, in the fall of 2006.

The pebble made 186 orbits around the Earth, at an altitude of 354.4 km, travelling a total distance of 7,797,200 km.

The pebble was part of the astronaut’s official flying kit.

On November 12, 2002, at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Bernard gave astronaut Steve MacLean the Canada Post stamp depicting Mount Everest, along with this precious stone that he picked up on the roof of the world on May 5, 1999.


Bernard says it was an honour for him: “When the Himalayan mountain chain was formed, this pebble was at the bottom of the ocean. If over the millennia it managed to rise 8,850 metres to reach the highest point on our planet, it certainly deserved to go even higher.”

March, 2007

Bernard was elected vice-president for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Young Canadians Challenge’s Grand Nord section. He is on the board of directors since june 2000.

This organism motivates young people to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities.


You are visiting one of the world’s 1,000 best Websites in French, according to the guide by Bruno Guglielminetti (Les 1 000 meilleurs sites en français de la planète) published by Éditions Logiques

This site is produced by Netmania.

November 2005

Bernard was featured in the opening video for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, held in Montreal in December.

As a privileged witness to our planet’s fragility, he emphasized the importance of acting quickly.

November 24, 2005

Bernard spoke at Vancouver’s Canadian Club on November 24. The lecture was in English

November 4, 5 and 6, 2005

Bernard was one of the guests of honour at the 40th book fair in Rimouski on November 4, 5 and 6, where he presented and signed his book.

This was his first book fair.

October 31, 2005

Bernard Voyer has been granted another great honour, with his appointment as Chair of the Board of the Ordre National du Québec.

He was appointed a Chevalier in 1997 and elected to the Board in 2003

October 15, 2005

Bernard was appointed a Chevalier de la Confrérie du Tastevin.

The ceremony was held in France, in the magnificent Château Clos-Vougeot.

October 13 - 16, 2005

Bernard chaired the jury at the Dijon international adventure film festival, in France ("Les Écrans de l'Aventure").

Past jury chairs include Sir Edmund Hillary and Bertrand Picard.

September 22, 2005

We have the pleasure of announcing that the Université du Québec will award an honorary doctorate to Bernard Voyer during its convocation ceremonies, at the Université du Québec à Rimouski, on October 22, 2005.

This is Bernard’s second PhD, in addition to the one he received from Sudbury’s Laurentian University, in 2001..

June 2005

Bernard was appointed to the Board of the Fondation canadienne pour le dialogue des cultures.

May 2005

Bernard was a speaker at prestigious Tsinghua University, in Beijing, on May 16. It was a fulfilling experience for our explorer!

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April 2005

Bernard has been elected to the National Board of Nature Conservancy of Canada. For the past two years, he has been a member of the Quebec division as well as the organization’s ambassador.

February 10, 2005

Bernard was a guest speaker for NASA astronauts, at the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas, on February 14.

He also spoke at the Medicine in Challenging Environments conference, organized by the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) on February 15, in Galveston, Texas.

July 5, 2004

Bernard gave a talk in Tokyo, in front of 150 business people and a number of Canadian residents. The presentation was organized by the Canadian Embassy. Other presentations are scheduled at Japanese businesses and universities.

May 2004

Bernard has been appointed official ambassador of Nature Conservancy Canada.

January 2004

In the prestigious enRoute magazine, on page 73, you will find Bernard’s most precious object…

December 2003

Bernard Voyer was elected member to the Board of administration of the Ordre National du Québec for a three-year term.

The Ordre National du Québec recognizes people for the exceptional nature of their achievements and their contribution to Québec’s development. Remember that Mr. Voyer was named a Chevalier of the Ordre in June 1997.

November 6, 2003

During a gala held in Toronto for his Canadian foundation, Sir Edmund Hillary personally honoured Bernard for the his exploits, offering him a commemorative plaque.

It was a great and highly emotional moment, to receive such an honour from this living legend.

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November, 2003

In the November 3 edition of Time Magazine – Canadian Edition, you can read a very flattering article on our explorer.

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June 2003

A new book has just been published by Random House Publications in Australia. Everest – Reflections from the Top shares thoughts from over 100 climbers who have stood on the Roof of the World..

May 6, 2003

Bernard was at Vancouver’s Canadian Club on Tuesday, May 6. The lecture, given in front of more than 200 people, was a real success.

May 2003

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, an official ceremony attended by many alpinists who have reached the summit will be held in Kathmandu this coming May. An historic event!

December 2002 / January 2003

Bernard and Nathalie are back from magnificent glacier hikes in New Zealand and climbing Mount Kosciuszko, the highest peak in Australia. They also had a memorable encounter...!

During their stay, Bernard and Nathalie were even featured in an article in the Canberra Times, the largest daily newspaper in the Australian capital.

December 2002

New wind chill index

Beginning this winter, the Canadian meteorological services will be using new index… winter is now warmer!

November 28, 2002

Bernard Voyer was appointed to the Board of administrators of Nature Conservancy of Canada, Quebec division, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Quebec’s Natural Heritage.

November 2002

Cascapedia: A superb book by Gisèle Benoit, known for her drawings but mostly for her extensive knowledge of animals, especially moose. Bernard wrote the preface to this lovely art book, published by Henri Rivard.

October 14, 2002

Royal Lunch

Bernard, accompanied by Nathalie, was invited to Ottawa by Canada's Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, to attend a State meal for Queen Elizabeth II in honour of the 50th anniversary of her reign.

Only 51 people in Canada were invited, including Antonine Maillet, Marc Garneau, Oscar Peterson and Margaret Atwood. Bernard had the privilege of being seated at the table of honour, next to Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Remember that Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay dedicated their successful climb of Mount Everest in 1953 to the new Queen as a way of celebrating her coronation!

October 1, 2002

Stamps to take your breath away

Beginning October 1, Canada Post will be celebrating stamp-collecting month by issuing a fabulous edition of eight mountain stamps. To mark the International Year of the Mountain and honour Bernard, these stamps represent the highest mountain on each of the seven continents and Canada.

February 2002

Mount Vinson in photos

We invite you to read the ''Day by Day'' diary of the ascent of Mount Vinson and the itinerary map for a photographic account of this great adventure in Antarctica.


The year 2002 was proclaimed "International Year of the Mountains" by the United Nations.

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Quebec Carnaval 2002

Snow sculpture:

Title: ''Un homme entre les mains du Dieu de l'hiver'' in honour of Quebec explorer Bernard Voyer. International snow sculpture competition.

Won the first prize from the jury for the Quebec category as well as the people’s choice award for the Quebec category.

Sculptor: Jean-Marc Levasseur.

December 2001

On December 10, 2001, Bernard Voyer and Nathalie Tremblay stood atop the world's coldest peak, Mount Vinson, in Antarctica, crowning his exceptional World Tour via the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

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November 18, 2001

November 18 2001 - El Magallanes - Edicion dominical de la prensa austral

While Bernard Voyer and Nathalie Tremblay were in Punta Arenas, Chile, waiting to leave for Antarctica, they were interviewed by a local journalist and an article was published in the Sunday edition of El Magallanes, the southernmost newspaper on Earth.

August 22, 2001

Bernard Voyer O.C. appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, announced appointments to the Order of Canada on August 22, 2001. Bernard was profiled as follows.

Bernard Voyer believes that people grow by challenging themselves. This explorer and mountaineer has some extraordinary achievements to his credit, including the world first of skiing across Ellesmere Island. He is also one of the few people to have accomplished the feat of reaching both the North and South Poles and the top of the world, Mount Everest. He contributes to the exploration and promotion of Canadian geography, and uses his expeditions to foster scientific research and the development of new products. A much sought-after speaker in Canada and abroad, he is also involved with youth, notably through the Young Canadians Challenge.

January /February 2001

Canadian Geographic
"An explorer at his peak," by Monique Roy-Sole, mentioning that Bernard was awarded the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Gold medal in honour of his accomplishments, page 10.


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