Marlis Butcher is an environmental conservationist, author, and photographer.
She is very active with the Bruce Trail Conservancy, protecting the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World
Biosphere Reserve, by volunteering
on the Board of Directors and
as the Trail Director for the Toronto Bruce Trail Club.
Marlis is a member of The Explorers Club, an international organization promoting field exploration,
where she volunteers as the Membership Director for the Canadian Chapter.
She is also a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Marlis has published various conservation related articles including for the
Royal Canadian Geographical Society,
The Explorers Club’s “Far Afield” magazine,
The Weather Network’s “Canada Uncovered” episode 2,
“Bruce Trail Magazine”, and
her neighbourhood “Village Voice” newsletter.
Marlis’s photographs have been featured in
CBC News on-line,
Canadian Encyclopedia, and
the travel brochures of various wilderness outfitters.
Marlis describes herself as a “Park Bagger”, someone trying to visit all the National Parks of Canada.
This summer Marlis became the first visitor to have been to all the national parks, reserves, and urban park. While visiting her 47 th park, Ukkusiksalik on the northwest corner of Hudson Bay, Nunavut, Parks Canada announced a new park, Thaidene Nene – which Marlis intends on visiting in 2020. She is writing a book tentatively entitled “Adventures in the Canadian National Parks”, to share the “park experience”. Her book will be published by Rocky Mountain Books for release in Spring 2021.
Non-members are welcome. There is a $10 guest fee at the door.