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ARCTIC EXPEDITIONS FEATURING ATLANTIC CANADA THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE & GREENLAND


EXPEDITION CRUISING IN CANADA Founded in 1987, Adventure Canada was created to bring travellers to

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Canada’s “blank spaces”, those areas whose remoteness alone made them

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We travel by small expedition ship, the best suited mode of transportation for remote exploration, with a maximum of 198 passengers. We believe that these small vessels are superior, as they not only allow us to gain access to places not accessible by larger vessels, but our fleet of Zodiac landing craft permit us to visit some of the most remote places imaginable—the key to expeditionary travel. It is our desire to bring to you a top-notch team of resource and expeditionary staff. We regularly travel with resource teams of 20 or more on a 198-passenger ship, meaning you get more time and personal interaction with the specialists. This also allows us to cover a wider range of subjects, which makes for a more complete understanding of the areas to which we travel.

gram. Select expeditions feature Nikon Canada Ambassadors, some of the most talented and influential visual artists working today.

EXPEDITION JACKETS All travellers will receive a free expedition jacket to protect you from the elements. Windproof and waterproof, the jacket is specifically designed for expedition travel.

FREE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT For those who prefer not to share, there are a limited quantity of cabins with no single supplement. Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost for select categories.

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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED IS AN EXPEDITION CRUISE RIGHT FOR ME? Our expeditions are best suited for people with an adventurous spirit, who still want comfortable accommodations and good food. If itineraries make deviations from the expected route, it’s all part of the adventure! We do not have an age limit, but in general do not encourage children under

All travellers under the age of 30 save 30% off the cost of their berth.

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED

the age of seven. Due to the nature of the expedition, we cannot always

ARCTIC CULTURES

accommodate disabilities.

Come face-to-face with people who live in some of the most

AM I FIT ENOUGH FOR AN EXPEDITION CRUISE?

remote corners of the planet. Learn about their rich history,

Our trips do require a certain level of fitness and mobility. Certain destinations present lengthy hikes over variable terrain, without any rest facilities onshore. Other times our visit may be in a town, where you are free to explore at your own pace. When cruising in Zodiacs, you may be out for an hour or longer in chilly waters while looking for wildlife. There are no elevators on the ship, and you must be able to climb stairs between decks. You must also be able to climb the external gangway stairs to transfer between the ship and the Zodiacs. Our guides and ship crew are available to assist you in and out of the Zodiacs, both on shore and at the gangway. Generally speaking, once a few people are ready to return to the ship from shore, the Zodiacs are available to take you back at the time of your choosing.

cultural traditions and what modern life is like in the high Arctic.

WILDLIFE On land and ice you may encounter polar bears, muskox, Arctic hare and fox. In the water look out for belugas, narwhals, walrus, and several species of whales. Bird enthusiasts will keep an eye on the skies for the myriad migratory birds that visit the region annually. The Arctic is teeming with life, but what you can expect to see will vary depending upon where and when you travel.

REMOTE DESTINATIONS

PERKS & PROMOTIONS

Follow in the footsteps of Franklin and other early explorers

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to places where to this day, remarkably few have travelled. sail across the lonely, remote waters of Baffin Bay.

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DEVON ISLAND At over 50 thousand square kilometres, Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on earth. The landscape is so barren that NASA tested the Mars Rover here.

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BEECHEY ISLAND In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. Franklin’s party wintered at Beechey Island where three of his men died. The graves and the ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.

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PEEL SOUND AND PARRY CHANNEL The ‘obvious’ route through the Northwest Passage, Parry Channel seldom provides a full transit because of ice. It is named after

INTO THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE 17 DAYS PACKAGE

DAY 4-6 WESTERN GREENLAND Our adventure builds as we explore the west coast of Greenland. Here we find spectacular fjords, and search for marine life in majestic

explorer William Edward Parry, who got as far as Melville Island in 1819 before being blocked by ice. The setting is optimal for hiking and exploring the geological diversity of the area.

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landscapes dotted with icebergs. We have

KITIKMEOT REGION

PACK AGE INCLUDES 16 nights cruise

numerous options for expedition stops,

Recently, the Kitikmeot Region has been in

accommodation, meals on-board activities

to make the most of weather and wildlife

the news since the finding of the lost ships

and excursions, charter flights as specified.

conditions. Departing Greenland, we cross

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Baffin Bay toward Nunavut.

TRAVEL DATES 17 Aug ‘19 & 22 Aug ‘20

DAY 7 QIKIQTARJUAQ

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Qikiqtarjuaq, a community located on Broughton Island in Nunavut, is known for

TORONTO - KANGERLUSSUAQ

wildlife, art, and Aujuittuq National Park.

After our charter flight from Toronto, we will

Qikiqtarjuaq boasts a burgeoning craft

be bused along Greenland’s longest road—less

industry, and local artisans are eager to share

than 20km to the port. Zodiacs will transfer

their wares. Talented local artists have a focus

us to the Ocean Endeavour. Our journey begins

on intricate ivory work and jewelry.

by sailing down the majestic 168km Sondre Stromfjord.

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of the Franklin Expedition in its waters. It is Nunavut’s least-populated region, though wildlife abounds here both in the sea and on land.

DAY 17

KUGLUKTUK - CALGARY Kugluktuk is the westernmost community in Nunavut. Known for many years as Coppermine, the community reverted to its original Inuinnaqtun name—meaning “place of moving waters”—on January 1st, 1996. The Coppermine River is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the important role

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EAST BAFFIN ISLAND

it played as an exploration and fur trade route.

Moving through waters known to harbour

Today we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour

SISIMIUT COAST

polar bears, belugas, narwhals, and other

and make our way to the airport to meet our

People have lived in the Sisimiut area for 4,500

marine mammals, we will be monitoring from

charter flights to Calgary.

years all of whom can trace their cultural roots

the deck and bridge to maximise chances of

to Canada. The people primarily lived on fish,

seeing wildlife.

birds and mammals such as whales and seals. The ice-free conditions in the sea around Sisimiut, including some of Greenland’s deepest fjords, allow us to sail in waters that are home to many whales and seals.

DAY 3 SISIMIUT COAST Ilulissat translates literally into “iceberg”, an apt name for this site at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic. We’ll also visit the bustling town of Ilulissat, with its museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour.

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HIGH ARCTIC EXPLORER

12 DAYS

Fly from Ottawa to Qausuittuq where you will embark the Ocean Endeavour for your journey. Explore Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), a newly designated marine protected area. Visit the graves of Franklin’s men on Beechey Island. Enjoy an Inuit welcome in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) and try your hand at traditional Arctic games. Across Baffin Bay lies Greenland. The charming town of Illulissat offers cafes, hiking, and handicrafts. Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the fastest-moving glacier in the world. Finish in Kangerlussuaq and board your return charter flight to Toronto.

PACKAGE INCLUDES 11 nights cruise accommodation, meals on-board, sightseeing and charter flights as specified. From $19,345* pp twin share

TRAVEL DATES 06 Aug ‘19; 31 Jul & 11 Aug ‘20

HEART OF THE ARCTIC

13 DAYS

The adventure begins with a charter flight from Ottawa to Iqaluit where we embark the ship. Explore the deep fjords and vibrant communities of Greenland. Cross the Davis Strait in the wake of the explorers, searching for marine life and seabirds. In the Inuit communities of South Baffin, meet local artists and pick up a carving or tapestry. Nunavik, the Arctic coast of Québec, offers outstanding archaeology and wildlife. Plentiful sea ice means great opportunities for wildlife viewing from the ship or board a Zodiac to seek whales, bears, and caribou. Keep your binoculars ready for thick-billed murres, guillemots, dovekies and more. Our expedition ends in Kangerlussuaq with a return charter flight to Toronto.

PACKAGE INCLUDES 13 nights cruise accommodation, meals on-board, sightseeing and charter flights as specified.

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$15,685* pp twin share

TRAVEL DATES 19 Jul ‘20

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GREENLAND & WILD LABRADOR

15 DAYS

Join the group charter flight from Toronto to Kangerlussuaq where you will embark the ship. We begin our journey south, sailing over the Arctic Circle, surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Greenland’s coast is sublime! Nuuk is one of the world’s northernmost capitals and the smallest at just 17,000 inhabitants. Crossing to Canada, we visit Torngat Mountains National Park, where we will hike and explore the deep fjords with Inuit hosts. Our southerly journey will follow the rugged Labrador coast. Across the Strait of Belle Isle in Newfoundland, we’ll roam North America’s only authenticated Norse site before sailing the picturesque coast of northeast Newfoundland.

PACKAGE INCLUDES 14 nights cruise accommodation, meals on-board, sightseeing and charter flight as specified. From $16,079* pp twin share

TRAVEL DATES 18 Sep ‘19 & 23 Sep ‘20

IN THE WAKE OF THE VIKINGS

8 DAYS

Like the Vikings of old, we sail west from Reykjavík. Greenland’s east coast offers breathtaking fjords and stunning landscapes. Whales and seabirds are abundant here. Villages around Greenland’s southern tip offer glimpses of the island’s remarkable culture. Bask in the Unartoq geothermal springs. Explore the ruins of Brattelid—a settlement founded by Erik the Red. Kangaamiut is a quaint fishing village. Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, offers museums and plenty of local handicrafts. We’ll sail mighty Sondre Stromfjord to Kangerlussuaq, where we will board our return charter flight to Toronto.

PACKAGE INCLUDES Seven nights cruise accommodation, meals on-board, sightseeing and charter flight as specified.

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$13,865* pp twin share

TRAVEL DATES 14 Jul ‘19

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NEWFOUNDLAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION

11 DAYS PACKAGE

PACK AGE INCLUDES 10 nights cruise accommodation, meals on-board and sightseeing From $10,119* pp twin share

TRAVEL DATES 02 Oct ‘19 & 26 Jun ‘20

DAY 1 ST. JOHN’S Welcome to St. John’s—Newfoundland’s historic, vibrant capital. Sailing out of the port of St. John’s, Signal Hill keeps watch as we exit the world-famous Narrows. The charming houses of The Battery are always a hit with shutterbugs. Watch for whales and seabirds as we sail.

be spectacular. Gros Morne’s interpretation

people—who had traditionally travelled

DAY 2-3

centre is excellent and the town of Woody

nomadically throughout the East Coast.

NORTHEAST COAST The northeast coast of Newfoundland is known

Point is charming to explore.

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DAY 7-8

SAINT-PIERRE

for the dozens of picturesque villages that dot

SOUTHERN COAST

Explore Saint-Pierre, a last bastion of France’s

its rocky shores, and we’ll find harbour in one

The wild and windswept coast of southern

colonial territories in North America. The

of these unique communities. We look forward

Newfoundland is home to a few remaining

colourful and charming shops and residences

to a characteristically warm Newfoundland

outport communities. There are many choices

of the town of Saint-Pierre reveal its unique

welcome upon our arrival.

of unique bays and coves to explore via Zodiac

historical character.

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or land excursions. The geology is outstanding,

L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the only authenticated former Norse settlement in North America. The archaeological remains found here in 1960

and plant life is gorgeous. We’ll be on the watch for wildlife too. We’ll make the most of every chance to explore this beautiful and remote coast.

French food, wine, clothing, and culture are all on offer here. The sweets at the local cafes and bakeries are in high demand. Saint-Pierre offers a taste of European living, just a short sail from the coast of Newfoundland!

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date to approximately 1000 AD. Amazingly, the

MIAWPUKEK

location of the ruins was first established by

The First Nations community of Miawpukek

ST JOHN’S

a close reading of the Viking sagas. Today, a

became a permanent settlement around

On the final day of our expedition, we sail

superb interpretive centre and reconstructions

1822. Before then, it was one of many semi-

back though the Narrows and into St. John’s

of the several Norse-style sod buildings make

permanent camping sites used by the Mi’kmaw

harbour.

L’Anse aux Meadows a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland.

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RED BAY Red Bay Basque Whaling Station became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Basque whalers operated out of the Red Bay harbour in the 1500s: North America’s first export industry. At the interpretation centre, we find tools, personal items, and navigational instruments recovered from the wreck of the whaling ship San Juan. The ship was lost in a storm in 1565 and found centuries later submerged in the harbour.

DAY 6

GROS MORNE & WOODY POINT Gros Morne’s Tablelands, a six hundredmetre plateau, form one of the world’s best examples of exposed mantle. Normally found below the Earth’s crust, the mineral-rich rocks support very little life, making the Tablelands an eerie landscape. Views of Bonne Bay will

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ATLANTIC CANADA EXPLORER

12 DAYS

Begin your journey with the group charter flight from St. John’s to Saint-Pierre. Warmed by the waters of the Gulf Stream, Canada’s east coast comes alive in springtime. Trees and flowers burst into bloom, marine mammals are on the move and seabirds flock in the thousands. Centuries of overlapping culture—Mi’kmaq, Acadian, English, Scottish, Irish, and French—have left their mark here. Rugged forts, quaint towns, rustic villages, and remote islands dot the coastlines. With stops in Newfoundland, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s south coast, the Fundy Isles and more, this expedition includes lesser-known and hard-to-reach gems of Canada’s glorious east coast.

PACKAGE INCLUDES 11 nights cruise accommodation, charter flight, meals on-board and sightseeing.

From $10,665* pp twin share TRAVEL DATES 15 Jun ‘20

MIGHTY SAINT LAWRENCE

11 DAYS

The Gulf of St Lawrence is Canada’s historic gateway and there is no better time visit than in spring. Birders love the northern gannets, common murres, razorbills, puffins and more. We’ll all be on the watch for geological wonders, from the world-famous Perce Rock to Saguenay Fjord. There are layers upon layers of culture: Mi’kmaq, Algonquin, Québecois, Acadian, English and Scottish influences. Immerse yourself in music, dance, arts and crafts. This epic journey has been named one of the National Geographic’s ‘50 Tours of a Lifetime.’ Your journey finishes with a flight from Saint-Pierre to St. John’s.

PACKAGE INCLUDES 10 nights cruise accommodation, charter flight, meals on-board and sightseeing.

From $10,029* pp twin share TRAVEL DATES 05 Jun ‘20

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OUT OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE

17 DAYS PACKAGE

PACK AGE INCLUDES 16 nights cruise accommodation, meals on-board, sightseeing and charter flights as specified. From $26,019* pp twin share

TRAVEL DATES 02 Sep ‘19 & 07 Sep ‘20

DAY 1

CALGARY - KUGLUGTUK

In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England

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Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River,

with HMS Erebus and Terror, attempting to sail

SMITH SOUND

Kugluktuk is the western most community in

through the Northwest Passage. Franklin’s

Smith Sound served as the main route for

Nunavut. The Coppermine River is designated a

party wintered at Beechey Island where three

explorers and adventurers searching for the

of his men died.

North Pole. Adolphus Greely, Sir George Nares

Canadian Heritage River for the important role it played as an exploration and fur trade route.

and Elisha Kent Kane all travelled these waters

Our charter flight will land in Kugluktuk and

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we will embark the Ocean Endeavour.

TALLURUTIUP IMANGA

DAY 2-4

We will spend the day exploring the ocean

KITIKMEOT REGION

wilderness of Tallurutiup Imanga. In August

The Kitikmeot Region is Nunavut’s least-

of 2017, this enormous body of water was

populated region, though wildlife abounds

declared a National Marine Conservation

here both in the sea and on land.

Area. Large populations of marine mammals,

with varying degrees of success. Smith Sound

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including narwhal, beluga and bowhead whales

PEEL SOUND & PARRY CHANNEL

transit and feed in this area.

The Parry Channel is named after Arctic

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explorer William Edward Parry, who got as far as Melville Island in 1819 before being blocked by ice at McClure Strait. Peel Sound

the sea ice provided an ancient Inuit travel route. Optimal sea ice conditions in Smith Sound can also make for excellent wildlife viewing.

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NORTHWEST GREENLAND We will explore the stunning fjords that line the coast. Glaciers and icebergs abound here. In true expedition style, we will seek

AUJUITTUQ

opportunities to hike, explore, and view

Aujuittuq means ‘place that never thaws.’ 1,150

wildlife as conditions allow.

was the Franklin expedition’s route south. It

kilometres above the Arctic Circle, Aujuittuq is

presents numerous wildlife and expedition

Canada’s northernmost ‘civilian’ community.

opportunities.

In 2016, the census placed the population at

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129. We will have a chance to meet members of

BEECHEY ISLAND

divides Ellesmere Island from Greenland. Here,

the community and learn about their way of life.

DAY 15

ILULISSAT The Ilulissat Icefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic. Here, we will cruise in our fleet of Zodiacs to appreciate the icebergs.

DAY 16

ITELLEQ FJORD The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, many islands and complex coastal waterways. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland current and the more southerly location, making for lush vegetation.

DAY 17

KANGERLUSSUAQ Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. We end our adventure by sailing up this dramatic fjord as the sun rises to greet us. We disembark in Kangerlussuaq and join our charter flight to Toronto.

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