RCMP in Mayo, Yukon, are asking for the public’s help to find Guy Mirabeau, 66, who was reported missing by his family in Ottawa more than two weeks ago.
Mirabeau was last seen when he was dropped off by a charter airline in the Chain Lakes area near Mayo June 24.
An extensive ground and air search over several days did not find him.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Brad Kaeding says Mirabeau is experienced and skilled at wilderness survival, but that there is reason for concern.
"Communication was left with his family that led us to believe that he may be in danger; he may be a danger to himself," Kaeding said.
Mirabeau, who is originally from France, has a history in the territory. In 1996 he built a cabin on Crown land in a remote part of central Yukon, more than 100 kilometres from Mayo.
He lived there for eight summers before the cabin, containing a library with 400 books, was discovered by authorities and then destroyed by the Yukon government in 2005.
Mirabeau is described as a white male with grey hair and brown eyes. He is 5 foot 8 and 169 pounds with an average build. He worked as a translator for more than 20 years in Ottawa and speaks English and French fluently.
He is believed to have travelled to Yukon by bus between June 17 and 24 and may have stayed at the Chilkoot Trail Inn in Whitehorse before heading to the Chain Lakes area.
Anyone with any information on his whereabouts or who may have had contact with him prior to June 24 is asked to call the Mayo RCMP at 867-996-2677.