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Good news! The movie "Vue d'en haut" is now available on illico.tv 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.
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.
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.
« 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 ».
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Glober.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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
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 ANIUFrom
Snowflake to Iceberg. The cover photo from the book was chosen to present the exhibition.
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.
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.
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
along with this precious
stone that he picked up on the roof of the
world on May 5, 1999.
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.”
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..
Bernard was a speaker at prestigious
in Beijing, on May 16. It was a fulfilling
experience for our explorer!
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
February 10, 2005
Bernard was a guest speaker for NASAastronauts,
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.
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.
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.
It was a great and highly emotional moment, to
receive such an honour
from this living legend.
In the November 3 edition of Time
Magazine – Canadian Edition, you
can read a very flattering article on our explorer.
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..
Bernard was at Vancouver’s
Canadian Club on Tuesday, May 6. The lecture,
given in front of more than 200 people, was a
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Quebec Carnaval 2002
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.
On December 10, 2001,
Bernard Voyer and Nathalie Tremblay stood atop
the world's coldest peak, Mount
Vinson, in Antarctica, crowning his exceptional
via the highest mountain on each of the seven
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
was published in the Sunday edition of El
Magallanes, the southernmost newspaper
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
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
"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,