Actor and adventure rider Charley Boorman is getting ready for another journey, this one taking him across the Great White North on a tour of Canada.
Best known for his Long Way Round and Long Way Down documentaries with his friend and riding partner Ewan McGregor, Boorman is touring Canada for a new series called Extreme Frontiers: Canada for the U.K.’s Channel 5. BMW Motorrad Canada will provide Boorman with his ride, likely from its GS line.
The journey begins June 9 in Newfoundland, Canada’s easternmost province, and will end on the west coast in British Columbia with a side trip into the arctic and the Northwest Territories. According to the show’s Facebook page, the journey will include sailing through icebergs in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and exploring Al Capone’s prohibition tunnels in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan.
Boorman will be accompanied by a support vehicle, and Long Way Round collaborators, director Russ Malkin and the Big Earth production crew.
Extreme Frontiers: Canada will air sometime in the spring of 2012, hopefully with a North American DVD release soon after.