Marlis Butcher is an environmental conservationist and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and of The Explorers Club. In July 2019 Marlis became the first visitor to bag (visit) all 47 Canadian national parks, 1/3 of which have no road access. To share the park experience and encourage appreciation of these natural wonders, she published her first book “Park Bagger – Adventures in the Canadian National Parks”, a collection of short stories of adventure and discovery.
In 2016 Marlis was one of the first persons to visit Canada’s newest national park, Qausuittuq, in Nunavut. She has published articles and photos of that expedition in Canadian Geographic Magazine and Canadian Encyclopedia. Her slide show Exploring Qausuittuq National Park, takes her audience on a virtual voyage into the High Arctic. Through unique photographs and engaging story-telling, Marlis shares what it’s like to travel to and explore this extremely remote park – and meet its endangered inhabitants.