Photographers Ori Nevares and Philippe Roberge just graduated from university, and they’ve decided to celebrate Canada 150 in a unique way.
With a budget of $150 or less for food, the pair will hitchhike from Whitehorse, Yukon to St. John’s, Newfoundland. The overall goal of this project, dubbed Expedition Canada 150, is to connect with Canadians and document their stories.
The project is expected to last two months, and while they are not accepting financial donations, “we’ll definitely accept a sandwich,” Roberge told CBC.
Relying on acquaintances, friends of friends, and strangers, the pair will stay with hosts each night. Recording their adventures as well as stories from people they meet along the way, this project aims to get an authentic look at the Canadian experience.
“You’re on the ground and you feel how big the country is. You stand and you have the sky over your head. You’re going through the Rockies and you’re standing beside the road looking up at mountains,” Jim Boothroyd, Roberge’s neighbour, tells the boys in a video.
“You’re going to see some fantastic parts of Canada you probably don’t know about.”