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Illustrating the 'discovery' of The Norse in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario – since 18.02.13


Donald Wiedman has been exploring the countryside of St. Francois, in eastern Laval, Quebec since the 1970s. He continues to explore today around Toronto, Canada – mapping and describing 20+ Greater Golden Horseshoe recreational cycling routes via his popular website

In his travels he has visited the Roskilde Viking Museum outside Copenhagen. Cycled the west coast of Denmark, Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, and the west coast of Newfoundland to L’Anse aux Meadows. He has also explored the Ottawa River, cycling up the Quebec side, and down the Ontario side.


Cycling, the city or the countryside, offers a person a ‘real’ physical interaction with the geography of the surrounding natural and built landscapes, versus the ‘shut off’ experience of those who only travel at high speeds by car, truck, bus or train. Cycling, and mapping, waterfronts and riversides also allows a cyclist to see and feel the changes in the shoreline, much like the Norse would have seen it, and mapped it, from their ships and row boats just a dozen metres offshore.


Donald is a published in-print and online writer, an award-winning Toronto cycling promoter and advocate, and a career strategic communications consultant and manager for not-for-profit organizations.

College – D.E.C., Social Sciences, CEGEP Vanier, St. Laurent, Quebec.

University – BA, Communications, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Contact: donald .gobybike.wiedman @gmail .com

Lavalhallalujah © Wiedman Communications, 2013


6 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you, it warme´s my hart to see you righting of my forfaters.
    I whent to the other day.( It cepes the reckords of Icelandic ansestory.) And counted that is 30 gernarasions from me to the fyrst Icelandic seteler Ingólf Arnason. Sorry abut the spelling.

  2. Thanks for your excellent research in the geography of the VIKING travels to America.
    I try to make a similar work in the propable Minoan-Mycenaeam travels to the Great Lakes for obtaining copper. The Vikings simply followed these old mariners. If you would like, I want to cooperate and combine these travels.

  3. Perhaps the reason for the deaths of the men was that they were considered outlaws. In Iceland according to the law, if found, outlaws could be put to death.

  4. Hello, This/these are very interesting. Do you have any opinions about other possible pre-Columbian contacts with the western hemisphere by other older cultures? How about numerous possible Viking, pre-Columbian related artifacts, sites: e.g. “Kensington Runestone”, etc? Do you think the Vikings got further south than Canada in the new world? Have you communicated with or are you getting any credited archeological, scientific, historian contact, discussions, interest, agreement or disagreement? Thank you.

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