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Expeditions 2019/20


Cover and this spread photography: Kristian Bogner


Hello, Adventurers! In the summer of 1988, Adventure Canada ran its very first Arctic expedition—a camping trip to Baffin Island, Nunavut. It was a far cry from the way we travel now. But Adventure Canada’s founders established the key to our success: the where, the how, and the why of expedition travel. As I look forward to the next thirty years with my siblings Alana and MJ, we always keep the where, the how, and the why in mind. Where do we go? To the best of places. We pioneered expedition cruising in the Canadian Arctic; looking forward, we’re tracing the coastlines of Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, and Greenland before our signature trips to the high Arctic, the Northwest Passage, Newfoundland & Labrador—and beyond. How do we go? The Adventure Canada way: highlighting local knowledge; working with communities; partnering with like-minded organizations; combining education, entertainment, and fun. We travel with artists and musicians, scientists and scholars. Our top-notch expedition team and crew bring the personal touch—and travellers like you bring the energy, the curiosity, and the wonder. Why do we go? Why take a ship to a faraway kingdom or cruise a distant fjord? Why visit the belugas of Lancaster Sound or the bears of Churchill? Why wander among Scottish castles, Viking ruins, or Thule artifacts? Why gaze up at the northern lights, or spot rare birds, or do any of those wonderful things we do? Why? Because you do! You seek new horizons, new experiences, new ideas, and new friends. And we’re here to take you there. That’s the where, the how, and the why of it. After all—why not?

Cedar Swan CEO, Adventure Canada

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@Scott Forsyth


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EUROPE Ireland Circumnavigation Scotland Slowly Iceland Circumnavigation In the Wake of the Vikings: a Voyage from Iceland to Greenland THE ARCTIC High Arctic Explorer Into the Northwest Passage Out of the Northwest Passage Heart of the Arctic A Night at 89°N South Baffin Art Belugas, Bears, & Blooms Bears of Churchill Town & Tundra Enthusiast Birding the High Arctic & Northwest Territories Keele River by Canoe Baffin Island Floe Edge: Narwhals & Polar Bears Baffin Island Walrus & Bowhead Whales ATLANTIC CANADA Greenland & Wild Labrador Newfoundland Circumnavigation Mighty Saint Lawrence Atlantic Canada Explorer

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST Haida Gwaii

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ANTARCTICA SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA Antarctic Peninsula Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands Costa Rica & the Panama Canal

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AFRICA Tanzania's Great Migration Safari

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SHIPS The Ocean Endeavour Life Aboard the Ocean Endeavour Program Enhancements Aboard the Ocean Endeavour The M/S Panorama La Pinta The Hebridean Sky

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PRICING, INCENTIVES, & REGISTRATION League of Adventurers 2019/20 Expedition & Berth Prices 2019/20 Charter Flight Pricing Incentives Important Information Registration Form

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S a t ta t a a at a a t t a a t t opportunity for adventure

Go into the

unknown The world’s great wild places are calling you. The best experiences happen when you enter the unknown. Adventure Canada will take you there!

@Kristian Bogner

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Expedition Travel For more than thirty years, Adventure Canada has brought travellers to the Earth’s great wild spaces. We specialize in expedition travel, voyaging in comfort aboard small ships equipped with Zodiacs. We bring you to communities, wildlife habitats, and natural wonders in safety and comfort.

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Onsite interpretation in Nunavik, QuĂŠbec with botanist Dawn Bazely, PhD

Engage with the

experts Go deeper. Biologists, geologists, historians, and anthropologists turn your time with us into a voyage of discovery.

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Renowned Experts Our expedition team is there to enlighten, inspire, and entertain you! Broaden your horizons through Indigenous knowledge, science, and the arts. Learn from the best, everywhere we go.

Mark Mallory, PhD Ecologist & Canada Research Chair

Cam Gillies, PhD Ornithologist

Pete Ewins, PhD Naturalist & Conservationist

Paul Dean Geologist

Lisa Rankin, PhD Archaeologist

Deanna Leonard-Spitzer Marine Biologist

Bill Fitzhugh, PhD Anthropologist

Jane Sproull Thompson Anthropologist

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Inuit artist Leonie Auluk shares her techniques with a visitor during a community stop in Gjøa Haven, Nunavut

Learn from the

locals We travel with local artists and culturalists on every expedition. After all, locals know best!

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Local Guides Adventure Canada has a lifetime of connections in the regions we visit; nothing beats being welcomed as an honoured guest. Local artists, Indigenous leaders, and experienced culturalists will connect you to our destinations, their people, and culture—personally!

Jason Edmunds Inuit Expedition Leader

Susie Evyagotailak Culturalist

Derrick Pottle Culturalist

Marrianne Kliest, PhD Archaeologist

Chief Misel Joe Miawpukek First Nation

Tony Oxford Musician & Culturalist

Latonia Hartery, PhD Archaeologist

Josh Qaumariaq Musician

@Kristian Bogner

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Sailing to the bottom of the world in Antarctica

Explore with

explorers Exploration is a journey of the spirit. Travel with intrepid explorers to widen your perspective and deepen your understanding as you go! 12

@Dennis Minty


Expedition Team It’s not just where you go—it’s how and why you go, and who you go with—from polar expedition leaders, to renowned artists and thought leaders! Travel with those who have dedicated their lives to exploring the world's wild places.

Catherine Hickson, PhD Explorer & Geologist

James Raffan, PhD Explorer & Author

Jim Halfpenny, PhD Explorer & Naturalist

Mike Beedell Explorer & Photographer

Ken McGoogan Explorer & Historian

Lynn Moorman, PhD Explorer & Geoscientist

Jerry Kobalenko Explorer & Author

Milbry Polk Explorer & Photojournalist 13


Hiking Canada's hidden coast in Labrador

Wander in your own way You’re not a tourist. You’re a traveller. You know how to make the most of your trip. We’re here to help you do just that. @Jason van Bruggen

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Craft Your Experience At Adventure Canada, we celebrate our differences. We offer a range of options at every stop. Your onboard schedule is flexible and adaptable. Our expertise will help you make the most of your expedition. Wander in your own way!

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Europe

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Ring of Kerry

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Mingulay Staffa Iona

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Ireland Circumnavigation

Kirkwall

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Scotland Slowly

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@Dennis Minty

GREENLAND

Grímsey

Akureyri

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SNÆFELLSNES PEINSULA

Seyðisfjörður

Kangerlussuaq Qeqqata Kommunia

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Nuuk

Reykjavík Vestmannaeyjar

Iceland Circumnavigation

Hvalsø Ruins, Brattahlid, Qaqortoq

Reykjavík Vestmannaeyjar

Ikerasassuaq (Prince Christian Sound)

In the Wake of the Vikings


EXPEDITION CRUISE

Ireland Circumnavigation JUNE 9–20, 2019

Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $5,995 to $15,595 USD per person (details p.90)

Starts: Dublin, Ireland Ends: Dublin, Ireland

(p.78)

No Charter Flights for this itinerary

Everyone loves Ireland! Friendly folks, rolling countryside, charming villages, and rugged seascapes. The Emerald Isle is truly a treasure—best seen by ship. This twelve-day voyage aboard the Ocean Endeavour shows Ireland in its best light. This island nation has always embraced the ocean. From cosmopolitan Dublin to coastal Ulster, there’s so much to see by sea. Irish culture is vibrant and welcoming. Visit quaint villages, harbour towns, and modern cities. Meet the people, hear the stories—and tap your toes to the music! Explore another side of Ireland aboard our Zodiacs. Cruise rugged coastlines. Find abundant seabirds, and keep your eyes peeled for whales. Ireland is a photographer’s paradise, a traveller’s dream; we will show you it all—by sea.

HIGHLIGHTS • See the remarkable collection of Celtic art and medieval architecture at the Rock of Cashel • Visit Irelands gems: Giant's Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry and more • Tour the Dingle Peninsula, described by National Geographic as the most beautiful place on earth

• Sail past the picturesque Skellig Islands, featured in The Last Jedi • Explore rolling countryside, charming towns, and scenic islands • Spot rare seabirds and marine mammals along Ireland’s rugged coasts • Learn Irish history, archaeology, and culture from enthusiastic experts

Extend your expedition and join us as we visit the Isle of Man, June 20–21, 2019

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The Cliffs of Moher in all their grandeur



Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


EXPEDITION CRUISE

Scotland Slowly JUNE 21–JULY 1, 2019

Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $5,495 to $15,095 USD per person (details p.90)

Starts: Glasgow, Scotland Ends: Aberdeen, Scotland

(p.78)

No Charter Flights for this itinerary

In the isles of Scotland, the past is present. Music, dancing, and stories. Rugged ruins. Ancient villages. Soaring seabirds. Visit mystical, coastal Scotland by ship!

Scotland, like good whisky, is best savoured slowly. Nature and culture thrive on the isles. Hear music and stories. Revel in wildlife. Absorb the scenery. Immerse yourself in history. Explore in comfort aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Visit historic Glasgow, the Western Isles, Pentland Firth, Orkney, the Shetland islands, and Aberdeen. Learn from Scottish experts as we go. Scotland is spectacular in springtime. June is breeding season for birds. Search for whales on a Zodiac outing. Meet the locals and get a glimpse of island life. Raise a dram at world-famous distilleries. Wander among Neolithic ruins. Explore sea caves and bird cliffs. Savour Scotland—slowly.

HIGHLIGHTS • Appreciate Scotland's picturesque shorelines and fascinating maritime heritage • Wander among monuments at the heart of the Neolithic Orkey UNESCO World Heritage Site • Climb Mousa Broch, the world's finest-preserved Iron Age fortification • Marvel at the largest collection of prehistoric megalithic structures in western Europe

• Experience island life on Foula in the Shetlands • View the largest seabird colony in the United Kingdom at the cliffs of St. Kilda • Purchase world-famous Harris Tweed, hand woven from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides

Join us early as we explore the Outlander Trail, June 17–21, 2019

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The standing stones of Callanish keep watch on the isle of Lewis

@Dennis Minty



Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


EXPEDITION CRUISE

Iceland Circumnavigation JULY 5–14, 2019

Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $4,495 to $15,995 USD per person (details p.90)

Starts: Reykjavík, Iceland Ends: Reykjavík, Iceland

(p.78)

No Charter Flights for this itinerary

Viking stronghold. Land of fire and ice. Ever-changing and eternal. Culture, wildlife, and wonders. A modern nation on an ancient island. Iceland by ocean awaits.

Europe meets North America in Iceland. At the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland is dominated by geology—and defined by the sea. While circling the island on the Ocean Endeavour, we’ll witness the Earth in action: active volcanoes, emerging islands, lava fields, and glaciers. Viking descendants live in fishing villages scattered around the coast. Local folk share songs and stories, handed down through generations. The landscape is otherworldly. Superb photography, birding, and hiking are a quick Zodiac ride away. Whales ply the North Atlantic waters. Join us as we sail those same waters—around Iceland, by ship!

HIGHLIGHTS • Visit Grimsey on the Arctic Circle, home to over a million seabirds • Seek whales off the coast of Húsavík, Iceland’s whale capital • Visit Vestmannaeyjar islands, home to Eldfell, the youngest volcano in the world

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• Cruise Iceland’s extraordinary fjords and sea cliffs • View spectacular volcanoes, waterfalls, and glaciers!




Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


EXPEDITION CRUISE

In the Wake of the Vikings: a Voyage from Iceland to Greenland JULY 14–25, 2019 Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $4,995 to $16,495 USD per person (details p.90)

Starts: Reykjavík, Iceland Ends: Toronto, ON

(p.78)

Charter Flight available for this itinerary (details p.92)

Like the Vikings of old, we sail west from Reykjavík, into a region of mountains, glaciers, fjords, and icebergs. The icy realm of Greenland awaits.

Greenland’s east coast is just short voyage from Reykjavík. Breathtaking fjords define this seldom-seen region. Whales and seabirds are abundant here. Photographers, birders, and hikers will be in awe. 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 shopping and dining. We’ll sail mighty Sondre Stromfjord to our final destination, Kangerlussuaq.

HIGHLIGHTS • Search for whales while following the Viking route across Denmark Strait to Greenland • Experience east Greenland’s pristine, stunning fjords • Get close to glaciers, calving mighty icebergs • Experience village life in tiny Greenlandic fishing hamlets

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• Visit the Norse ruins at Hvalsey, abandoned in the 1400s • Visit Erik the Red’s former estate at Brattelid • Explore Greenland's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fertile farmlands of Kujataa • Wander the streets of Nuuk, Greenland’s dynamic capital


@Dennis Minty

UNESCO World Heritage Site Hvalsey Church—in Kujataa, Greenland—is the best-preserved Norse ruin in Greenland.



Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


The Arctic

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Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) Uummannaq Fjord

BAFFIN ISLAND FOXE BASIN

Ilulissat Sisimiut Coast DAVIS STRAIT

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CORONATION GULF

QUEEN MAUD GULF

Kugluktuk (Coppermine) NUNAVUT

CANADA Kangerlussuaq

PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND

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Ilulissat Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island)

Sisimiut Coast Kangerlussuaq DAVIS STRAIT

Into the Northwest Passage


Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland

McCLURE STRAIT

PARRY CHANNEL

Beechey Island

PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND

Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)

LANCASTER SOUND

BAFFIN ISLAND

SMITH SOUND

MELVILLE BAY

QUEEN MAUD GULF

Kugluktuk (Coppermine) NUNAVUT

Kangerlussuaq

Kinngait (Cape Dorset) Kimmirut

PRINCE REGENT INLET

CORONATION GULF

GREENLAND

GREENLAND

Iqaluit BAFFIN ISLAND

Qeqqata Kommunia Nuuk

DAVIS STRAIT

Ivujivik Ilulissat Itilleq Fjord

Akpatok Island UNGAVA BAY

Kangerlussuaq

CANADA

DAVIS STRAIT

Out of the Northwest Passage

LABRADOR SEA

CANADA

Heart of the Arctic

@Kristian Bogner


EXPEDITION CRUISE

High Arctic Explorer

FORMERLY ARCTIC SAFARI, AS SEEN ON

AUG. 6–17, 2019 JULY 31–AUG. 11, 2020 AUG. 11–22, 2020 Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $6,995 to $19,295 USD per person

(p.78)

(details pp.90–91)

August 6–17, 2019 Charter Flights available for this itinerary (details p.92)

July 31–August 11, 2020 Charter Flights available for this itinerary (details p.92)

August 11–22, 2020 Charter Flights available for this itinerary (details p.92)

Starts: Ottawa, ON Ends: Toronto, ON

Starts: Toronto, ON Ends: Ottawa, ON

Starts: Ottawa, ON Ends: Toronto, ON

In the mythic far reaches of the Arctic lie Inuit homelands. Visit the Arctic at the height of summer!

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); try your hand at Arctic games. Across Baffin Bay lies the sublime Greenland coast. Illulissat offers cafes, hiking, and handicrafts. Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the fastest-moving glacier in the world. Explore the best of Greenland and Nunavut in summer!

HIGHLIGHTS • Visit the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island • Seek wildlife in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), Canada’s largest and newest Marine Protected Area • Hike on Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth 28

• Enjoy an Inuit cultural welcome at Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) • Marvel at the tundra in summer bloom • Watch icebergs calving from Greenland’s glaciers


Sunset in the Davis Strait

@Scott Forsyth



Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


EXPEDITION CRUISE

Into the Northwest Passage AUG. 17–SEPT. 2, 2019 AUG. 22–SEPT. 7, 2020 Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $9,995 to $25,095 USD per person (details pp.90–91)

Starts: Toronto, ON Ends: Calgary, AB

(p.78)

Charter Flights available for this itinerary (details p.92)

A journey from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Our fleet of Zodiacs will take us where the action is—into the heart of history.

Our voyage begins in Greenland, home to mighty icebergs, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers!  Colourful villages offer rich culture. Crossing the Davis Strait, we’ll explore the Baffin Island coast. We’re on the watch for whales, birds, and bears. Visit Franklin expedition graves at Beechey Island. Follow in the wakes of Franklin, Rae, Amundsen and many more polar explorers.  Meet the Inuit who call the Arctic home. Travel with scientists, artists, musicians, local culturalists, and historians—all of whom are drawn magnetically north. Sail the great sea-route at the top of the world. The Northwest Passage calls you, too!

HIGHLIGHTS • Cross the Arctic Circle as you sail the length of Sondre Stromfjord—168 kilometres! • Cruise among icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Visit Queen Maud Gulf, home to the wrecks of the Franklin ships, HMS Erebus and Terror  • Enjoy an Inuit cultural welcome in Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island)

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• Watch for marine mammals and wildlife in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) Marine Protected Area • Explore Nunavut's rarely visited national parks • Pass continental North America's northernmost point at the Bellot Strait • Seek polar bears, seabirds, and other Arctic wildlife in pristine natural environments


Walrus off Devon Island, Nunavut

@Michelle Valberg



Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


EXPEDITION CRUISE

Out of the Northwest Passage SEPT. 2–18, 2019 SEPT. 7–23, 2020 Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $9,995 to $25,095 USD per person (details pp.90–91)

Starts: Calgary, AB Ends: Toronto, ON

(p.78)

Charter Flights available for this itinerary (details p.92)

The Northwest Passage is one of the world’s greatest voyages.  Our fleet of Zodiacs guarantees excitement with every excursion.

The Arctic is calling. Pristine fjords. Looming glaciers. Jagged icebergs. Grand vistas, historic sites, graves, and abandoned outposts. Marine mammals, bears and birds… wonders await. You will find a warm welcome in Nunavut’s communities, and Greenland offers geology, geography, and culture with a European flair.  Every day is a new adventure when sailing the Northwest Passage; hiking, photography, birding. Exploring archaeology and spotting bears. Visiting villages perched on mighty mountains. Learning with our experts. Meeting the people who call the Arctic home. And sailing the passage at the top of the world! 

HIGHLIGHTS • Seek polar bears, walrus, seabirds, and other Arctic wildlife in pristine natural environments • Experience the majesty of the Northern Lights • See the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island  • Watch for marine mammals and wildlife in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) Marine Protected Area

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• Visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), Canada’s northernmost community • Seek your ‘furthest north’ in Smith Sound  • Zodiac cruise among icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site  • Voyage the length of Sondre Stromfjord—168 kilometres long!


The wonder and magic of the aurora borealis above Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland

@Kristian Bogner



Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


EXPEDITION CRUISE

Heart of the Arctic JULY 19–31, 2020

Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $4,995 to $16,495 USD per person (details p.91)

Starts: Ottawa, ON Ends: Toronto, ON

(p.78)

Charter Flights available for this itinerary (details p.92)

Greenland’s stunning coast. The communities of south Baffin. The islands of Ungava Bay. People, wildlife, and landscape are the true heart of the Arctic. 

Visit three distinct Arctic regions on this voyage aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Explore the deep fjords and vibrant communities of Greenland, including the world's smallest capital city, Nuuk. Cross the Davis Strait in the wake of the explorers, searching for marine life and seabirds. South Baffin Island’s Inuit art-making communities are famous throughout the world. Meet the artists. Pick up a carving, a print or a 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. Journey with scientists, historians, Inuit artists, and culturalists to the heart of the Arctic!

HIGHLIGHTS • Cross the Arctic Circle by ship via glorious Sondre Stromfjord • Visit Nunavut’s greatest artists in their workshops • Learn about Inuit art and culture from artists and experts 

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• Seek polar bears, marine mammals, and seabirds in the rich waters of Hudson Strait • Immerse yourself in the creative tradition, science, and culture of the Arctic  • View the spectacular Arctic coastal regions by Zodiac


Inuit culturalist Jennifer Kilabuk

@Michelle Valberg



Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


LAND TOUR

A Night at 89°N Helicopter Expedition to the North Pole Departures in April 2019

$24,995 USD per person Single Supplement Price: Call for details

Duration: 4 days Starts & Ends: Longyearbyen, Svalbard Max Travellers: 16 Fitness Level: Easy

The North Pole: the final Arctic destination. Join the ranks of the bold adventurers who have stood at the very top of the world! The Barneo Ice Camp: a temporary tent village on drifting sea ice with, at 89°N. The Russian Geographical Society assembles the barracks-style camp yearly by parachute drops. Here, researchers study the polar region intensely, up close, and in depth. Because it is set upon the ice, the camp is constantly moving, at times reaching speeds of up to 0.8 kilometres per hour! This is base camp for your helicopter flight to the North Pole—and it’s where you’ll spend a night to remember: skiing, swimming, or simply soaking up the midnight sun!

HIGHLIGHTS • Stand at the top of the world on the geographic North Pole • Take a polar plunge in the Arctic Ocean (very optional) • Ski on the polar ice at 89°N

• Marvel at the polar ice cap during your helicopter flight to the Pole • Get a taste of an Arctic research station at Barneo Ice Camp • Visit picturesque Longyearbyen

Please contact us for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

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LAND TOUR

South Baffin Art JULY 25–AUG. 2, 2018 JULY 24–AUG. 1, 2019 $6,995 CAD + 5% tax per person (based on double occupancy) including flights from Ottawa to Iqaluit, Pangnirtung, Kinngait, return Single Supplement Price: N/A

Duration: 9 days Starts & Ends: Ottawa, ON Max Travellers: 8–12 Fitness Level: Easy

Visit the pioneering art communities of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Pangnirtung, and the capital of Nunavut—Iqaluit— with art expert Carol Heppenstall.

Over the years, we have built an enduring bond with the families in South Baffin. Our team provides great insight into natural history, culture, artworks, and their makers. In Iqaluit we will explore the legislature, art and history museums, and the cathedral. In Pangnirtung, we will travel the fjord to view the Penny Ice Cap. We’ll learn about whaling history, and visit weavers and printmakers. In Kinngait, we’ll visit the Mallikjuaq Thule ruins, and the spectacular facilities of the print shop. Meet with artists, trying your hand at printmaking, and share stories over tea and bannock!

HIGHLIGHTS • Visit the newly-opened Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop • Meet artists and see them at work • Enjoy exclusive opportunities to buy Inuit prints and sculpture

• Tour Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut • Enjoy tea and bannock with Inuit elders and hear their stories • Sail the magnificent Pangnirtung Fjord

Please contact us for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

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Kenojuak Ashevak, Vibrant Young Owl, 2010, Stonecut, 76.5 x 62 cm Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts


LAND TOUR

Belugas, Bears, & Blooms Departures from July until August 2019 $4,849 CAD + 9% tax per person Single Supplement Price: $875 CAD + 9% tax including flight from Winnipeg to Churchill and return

Duration: 6 days Starts & Ends: Winnipeg, MB Max Travellers: 22 Fitness Level: Easy

The Churchill River teems with belugas, the tundra flowers are in bloom, and the summer polar bears are migrating into the area. Churchill is summer-spectacular!

During July and August, beluga whales migrate into the warm shallow waters of the Churchill River to give birth. Viewing the belugas by the hundreds by boat is an experience you’ll never forget! On land, you’ll explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area by Tundra Buggy. Watch for many species of northern wildlife—perhaps even an opportunity to see the first of the summer polar bears as they migrate into the area. Experience summer on the tundra as the landscape erupts in colourful blooms. This unique interpretive-guided summer experience will leave you in awe of the beauty of Canada's northern summer.

HIGHLIGHTS • Cruise the rich waters of the estuary by boat • View belugas at home in their natural environment • Seek polar bears and other wildlife by Tundra Buggy. • See the tundra in peak bloom at the height of summer

• Enjoy a boreal forest dog-cart excursion with an experienced local musher • Enjoy the unique town of Churchill, at the crossroads of Canadian history • Begin and end your trip in Winnipeg, home of the Museum of Human Rights and the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Please contact us for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

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A pod of belugas, the "canaries of the sea", Churchill River

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LAND TOUR

Bears of Churchill Town & Tundra Enthusiast Departures from late September until late November 2019 From $6,599 CAD + 9% tax per person Single Supplement Price: From $1,125 CAD + 9% tax including flight from Winnipeg to Churchill and return

Duration: 6 days Starts & Ends: Winnipeg, MB Max Travellers: 22 Fitness Level: Easy

Travel with experienced guides in safety and comfort—into the heart of polar bear country! This guided adventure allows you to experience the excitement of daily polar bear viewing, combined with the comfort of a town stay—and includes full-day Tundra Buggy safaris in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. These custom vehicles were developed specifically to view bears safely without damaging the fragile tundra environment. You’ll also enjoy the eclectic charm of Churchill, a unique northern town at the crossroads of Canadian history. Churchill boasts quirky shops, family-run restaurants boasting delicious regional cuisine, and cultural museums that portray the historical importance of the area.

HIGHLIGHTS • View polar bears up close from the comfort of the Tundra Buggy • Experience the thrill of a dogsledding excursion • Photograph animals and landscapes at their wildest

• Explore Churchill’s cultural history and heritage • Travel to the edge of the Canadian Arctic with expert guides

Please contact us for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

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Getting a closer look in Churchill

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LAND TOUR

Birding the High Arctic & Northwest Territories JUNE 29 – JULY 9, 2019

$6,675 CAD + 5% tax per person Single Supplement Price: $750 CAD + 5% tax including flight from Edmonton to Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay) and return

Duration: 11 days Starts & Ends: Edmonton, AB Max Travellers: 8 with one guide, 12 with two guides Fitness Level: Easy

This tour takes in three incredible regions: tundra above the Arctic Circle; boreal forest and lakes around Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and the aspen parkland of Central Alberta.

Birders know the power of diversity! This tour offers opportunities to seek a diverse array of birds and mammals. Possible sightings include species ranging from king eiders to Pacific loons, snowy owls to northern saw-whet and great gray owls, long-tailed and parasitic jaegers, to Sabine's and Thayer’s gull. We may even spot muskoxen and Arctic foxes. By visiting distinct eco-regions at each stop on the tour, from aspen parkland and potholes to boreal forest and high Arctic tundra, we will maximize our opportunities to see incredible bird and mammal species of Canada’s north.

HIGHLIGHTS • Explore high Arctic, boreal forest, aspen parkland, and plains and prairie potholes • Experience diverse wildlife, from muskox to jaegers and king eiders to yellow-billed loons

• Appreciate unique tundra and taiga habitats • Make the most of breeding bird and flowering tundra photographic opportunities

Please contact us for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

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LAND TOUR

Keele River by Canoe JULY 11–22, 2019

$7,095 CAD + 5% tax per person Single Supplement Price: based on accommodation / tents

Duration: 13 days Starts & Ends: Norman Wells, NT Max Travellers: 8–14 Fitness Level: Moderate

Experience a canoe trip in iconic Canadian wilderness, voyaging through the rugged Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories.

Turquoise waters flow from high in the divide between the Yukon and Northwest Territories through towering mountains and broad valleys of boreal spruce. Although fast and boisterous, the Keele River has clear lines and the choice to paddle smooth water or bouncy water. An ancient Mountain Dene hunting route, the Keele River remains pristine wilderness. Experience dramatic Shezal Canyon; the plunging slopes of the Ekwi River confluence; sparkling Nainlin Brook; the superb fishing of Toochingkla; the lively Twitya; Red Dog Creek with its quiet current; and the Talking Cliffs that announce the mighty Mackenzie River lying around the next few bends!

HIGHLIGHTS • The Keele River is excellent for paddlers with limited, or dated experience • Enjoy delicious meals prepared for you at camp • No portages required!

• Possible wildlife: caribou, moose, eagles, grizzly, and black bears • Very few bugs • Superb fishing opportunities • An intimate experience with a small group

Please contact us for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

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LAND TOUR

Baffin Island Floe Edge: Narwhals & Polar Bears JUNE 14–21, 2019 $6,950 CAD + 5% tax per person Single Supplement: single tents available; single rooms in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) cannot be guaranteed

Duration: 8 days Starts & Ends: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU Max Travellers: 8–11 Fitness Level: Easy

Rugged mountains, stunning glaciers, northern seabirds, narwhals, and Inuit culture await us on a truly amazing Baffin Island Arctic tour.

Wildlife returns to this rich area of the Arctic as summer dawns. There are northern birds in abundance, and the mixing of ocean currents makes for rich marine life. We hope to see several species of seals, and the spiral-tusked narwhal. With luck, we may see polar bears or the endangered bowhead whale. Remote wilderness, Arctic landscapes, northern wildlife, and and fascinating culture promise to make this the trip of a lifetime.

HIGHLIGHTS • Camp on the floe edge to view rich marine life • Search for and photograph the elusive narwhal • Seek polar bear and other wildlife with Inuit guides

• Enjoy cultural experiences in fascinating Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) • Visit the extraordinary nesting cliffs of Arctic seabirds • Enjoy High Arctic summer beneath the midnight sun

Please contact us for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

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The elusive narwhal, unicorn of the sea

@Michelle Valberg

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LAND TOUR

Baffin Island Walrus & Bowhead Whales JUNE 21–27, 2019 $6,250 CAD + 5% tax per person

Duration: 7 days Starts & Ends: Igloolik, NU Max Travellers: 8

Iconic wildlife in unforgettable wilderness. Travel to the land of midnight sun with local guides in search of the ultimate in photography and wilderness travel.

Far north lies the domain of two truly awesome mammals—the walrus and the bowhead whale. Our search for these remarkable Arctic residents takes us to Igloolik and the shores of the Foxe Basin in Nunavut, Canada. The Foxe Basin and adjacent Baffin Island are areas rich in wildlife, where Inuit have lived for centuries. At this time of year, bowhead whales feed along the edge of the sea ice, and groups of walrus can be found basking in the sun. We travel with Inuit guides in search of these massive creatures and more. We will also find a variety of northern birds, including red phalarope, common eider, Sabine’s gulls, and Arctic tern. Photography should be superb with twenty-four-hour warm Arctic light, calm waters, and a backdrop of gleaming ice.

HIGHLIGHTS • Watch walrus basking • Travel with Inuit through a beautiful environment of water and ice • Experience the Arctic under the midnight sun

• View enormous bowhead whales moving along and under the sea ice • Travel with experienced and friendly guide, naturalist Cam Gillies

Please contact us for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

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The endangered bowhead whale lives entirely in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters and has the largest mouth of any animal

@Scott Forsyth

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Atlantic Canada

GREENLAND Kangerlussuaq

Red Bay

Qeqqata Kommunia

DAVIS STRAIT

L’Anse aux Meadows

Nuuk

HUDSON STRAIT

UNGAVA BAY

Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River)

Torngat Mountains National Park Hebron Nain

LABRADOR SEA

LABRADOR

Gros Morne National Park

NEWFOUNDLAND Miawpukek (Conne River)

L’Anse aux Meadows NEWFOUNDLAND

Terra Nova St. John’s

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St. John’s Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Newfoundland Circumnavigation


QUEBEC Saguenay / Tadoussac

NEWFOUNDLAND Gaspe

Bonaventure

GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE

Quebec City PEI

NEWFOUNDLAND

Magdalen Islands

NEW BRUNSWICK Cheticamp Campabello Island

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

NOVA SCOTIA

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

St. John’s

Louisbourg

Lunenburg Sable Island

Mighty Saint Lawrence

Atlantic Canada Explorer

@Dennis Minty


EXPEDITION CRUISE

Greenland & Wild Labrador SEPT. 18–OCT. 2, 2019 SEPT. 23–OCT. 7, 2020 Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $5,995 to $18,495 USD per person (details pp.90–91)

Starts: Toronto, ON Ends: St. John’s, NL

(p.78)

Charter Flight available for this itinerary (details p.92)

Follow the route of Leif Erikson from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to St. John’s, NL, via coastal Labrador—stopping at incredible Canadian National Parks along the way!

Sailing south over the Arctic Circle, we are surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Greenland’s coast is sublime! Nuuk, one of the world’s northernmost capitals, offers shopping, dining, and handicrafts. Crossing the Davis Strait to Canada, we visit Torngat Mountains National Park. This jewel in the Canadian park system is the first and only national park in Canada to be staffed completely by Inuit. We'll honour this monumental achievement while hiking and exploring 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.

HIGHLIGHTS • Cross the Arctic Circle by ship via glorious Sondre Stromfjord • Enjoy shopping, dining and sightseeing in Nuuk, Greenland’s capital • Cross the Davis Strait to Ungava Bay, watching for whales • Visit Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik, on Québec’s Arctic coast 54

• Hike among the peaks and fjords of Torngat Mountains National Park • Enjoy a warm Inuit welcome in Nain, administrative capital of Nunatsiavut • Visit the restored Viking habitation at L’Anse-aux-Meadows • Sail into St. John’s historic harbour for a spectacular finale


Torngat Mountains National Park, "place of spirits"

@Barrett & MacKay



Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


EXPEDITION CRUISE

Newfoundland Circumnavigation OCT. 2–12, 2019 JUNE 26–JULY 6, 2020 Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $3,995 to $16,095 USD per person (details pp.90–91)

Starts: St. John's, NL Ends: St. John's, NL

(p.78)

No Charter Flights for this itinerary

Explore Newfoundland at its most authentic—by sea! Daily excursions explore the island’s hidden treasures. Our engaging local guides will have you wanting to stay.

Canada’s youngest province is unlike anywhere else on Earth. Hiking is excellent. Photography, superb. Wildlife and scenery, striking. And the hospitality, sublime. Newfoundland & Labrador is full of unexpected sights: Gros Morne, where the Earth’s mantle protrudes through the crust; Red Bay, where Basque whalers once plied their trade; L’Anse aux Meadows, where Vikings established a base. Miawpukek First Nation, where a thriving community offers a warm welcome. The French island of Saint-Pierre provides a taste of Europe. Join our expedition team of enthusiastic local musicians, artists, naturalists, scientists, and scholars. Every day is an adventure ashore, and every night is a potential kitchen party aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

HIGHLIGHTS • Revel in Newfoundland’s world-famous culture and hospitality • Experience life in remote outports and fishing villages • Visit North America's only authenticated Norse site at L’Anse-aux-Meadows • Enjoy a warm Mi’kmaq welcome in Miawpukek First Nation 56

• Hike the spectacular Tablelands at Gros Morne National Park • Get a taste of Europe on the French island of Saint-Pierre • Visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Red Bay, L'Anse aux Meadows, and Gros Morne National Park)


Humpback whale jumping for joy off Newfoundland's south coast

@Barrett & MacKay



Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


EXPEDITION CRUISE

Mighty Saint Lawrence JUNE 5–15, 2020

Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $3,595 to $14,895 USD per person (detail pricing p.91)

Starts: Québec City, QC Ends: St. John's, NL

(p.78)

Charter Flight available for this itinerary (details p.92)

The Gulf of St. Lawrence is Canada’s historic gateway. Here, nature and culture are outstanding. We’ll tour four provinces and the French island of Saint-Pierre!

Springtime in the Gulf is brilliant. Birders will love the northern gannets, common murres, razorbills, puffins, and more. And we’ll all be on the watch for whales—there are thirteen species of cetaceans in the Gulf. Geological wonders. World-famous Percé Rock. Saguenay Fjord. Newfoundland’s south coast. Layers of culture. Mi’kmaq, Algonquin, Québecois, Acadian, English, and Scottish influences. Our multilingual guides love to share—immerse yourself in music, dance, arts, and crafts. Tour the Gulf of St. Lawrence aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Enjoy the sea breeze from a Zodiac. Feel the beating heart of Canada’s history!

HIGHLIGHTS • Explore the unique history of New France • See hundreds of thousands of seabirds nesting at Bonaventure Island • Cruise Percé Rock by Zodiac for unbeatable views • Seek the thirteen species of cetaceans found in the Gulf

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• Visit four provinces and the French island of Saint-Pierre • Enjoy music, dance, and stories with our bilingual cultural guides • Discover the rich cultural heritage and stunning red sandstone cliffs of the Magdalen Islands


PercĂŠ Rock at sunrise



Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


EXPEDITION CRUISE

Atlantic Canada Explorer JUNE 15–26, 2020

Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

From $3,995 to $15,295 USD per person (details p.91)

Starts: St. John's, NL Ends: St. John's, NL

(p.78)

Charter Flight available for this itinerary (details p.92)

Springtime on Canada’s east coast is a time of bloom and bounty. Explore highlights of Sable Island, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Saint-Pierre—expedition style!

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 on the landscapes here. Rugged forts, quaint towns, rustic villages, and remote islands dot the coastlines. With expedition stops in Newfoundland, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s south coast, the Fundy Isles, and more, this tour includes lesser-known and hard-to-reach gems of Canada’s glorious east coast—and every stop is a highlight!

HIGHLIGHTS • Visit New Brunswick’s historic and beautiful Fundy Isles • Cruise Nova Scotia’s Digby Neck and Brier Island for wildlife • Immerse yourself in history at Fortress Louisburg • Visit beautiful Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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• Hike the Skyline trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park • Visit three provinces and the French island of Saint-Pierre • Set foot on remote Sable Island, home of the world's largest colony of grey seals and a legendary herd of wild horses


Lunenburg, NS—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is the home port of the iconic Bluenose II



Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions.


Pacific Northwest

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Giants of history, Gwaii Haanas

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EXPEDITION CRUISE

Haida Gwaii JULY 8–17, 2018 JUNE 30–JULY 9 & JULY 7–16, 2019 Aboard the SV Island Solitude 2018 $7,695 CAD + 5% tax per person (based on double occupancy) Single Supplement: N/A Group Flight Available for this itinerary (contact us for details)

2019 $8,195 CAD + 5% tax per person (based on double occupancy) Single Supplement: N/A Group Flight Available for this itinerary (contact us for details)

Starts: Vancouver, BC Ends: Sandspit, BC Max Travellers: 12 Age Limitation: 16 and over Fitness Level: Moderate

Join us on an exclusive expedition aboard a small sailing vessel. Meet Haida interpreters who share their artistic heritage, and be awed by the beauty of Haida Gwaii! Signs of the ancient and living Haida culture remain throughout Haida Gwaii. Longhouses and totem poles tell a story of rich human history. We’ll visit these ancient sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Tour SGang Gwaay Linagaay. Haida interpreters will be our guides to this incredible cultural legacy. We’ll travel creeks threading through old-growth forests and navigate the waterways between the communities of the islands. We’ll view incredible landscapes as we search for an rich array of wildlife.

HIGHLIGHTS • Explore the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and the National Marine Conservation area • Enjoy a traditional Haida meal hosted at the home of a Haida elder • Visit Haida Gwaii Museum and the Qay’llnagaay Heritage Centre

• Explore villages in old-growth forests and destinations inaccessible by land • Tour SGang Gwaay Linagaay, UNESCO World Heritage Site • Seek out multitudes of seabirds and marine mammals in their coastal habitats • Get down to water levels in sea kayaks for intimate exploration of the natural habitat

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Old growth forests standing the test of time

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Antarctica, South & Central America ARGENTINA Ushuaia Punta Vicente Roca

Tagus Cove Punta Espinoza FERNANDINA

ELEPHANT ISLAND

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS

PETERMANN ISLANDS

SOUTHERN OCEAN

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Urbina Bay

ISABELA ISLAND

LIVINGSTON ISLAND

GALรPAGOS ISLANDS

North Seymour Island, Baltra Island

SANTIAGO

Rabida

Cerro Dragon Glant Tortolse Reserve

Puerto Ayora

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

Punta Cormorant

ANTARCTIC PENNINSULA

Ecuador & Galรกpagos Islands

ECUADOR

Guayaquil


ATLANTIC OCEAN

Isla Negritos

COSTA RICA San Jose

Puerto Caldera

Quepos Drake Bay

Colon 2000 Terminal Lake Gatun Panama Canal

Puerto Jimenz PANAMA Coiba Island

Panama City Pearl Islands Playa Muerto

PACIFIC OCEAN

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EXPEDITION CRUISE

Antarctic Peninsula

JANUARY 18-29, 2019

Aboard the 108-passenger Hebridean Sky

From $12,495 to $16,495 USD per person (details p.90)

Starts: Ushuaia, Argentina Ends: Ushuaia, Argentina

(p.86)

No Charter Flights for this itinerary

The great southern continent is the world’s most remote. Antarctica remains an unspoiled wilderness. Antarctica is the ultimate destination for the true adventurer. Our twelve-day Antarctic Peninsula voyage offers unparalleled wildlife viewing, plus unique opportunities to engage with science and exploration history. Long protected by distance, and difficulty, Antarctica has only known human visitation for two centuries. The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration ended just a century ago, leaving many historic relics for the visitor to marvel over. While human presence is minimal, Antarctica’s wildlife is famously abundant. Seabirds, seals, and whales are the true rulers of the Earth’s wildest realm! Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime journey to the great southern continent!

HIGHLIGHTS • Experience the teeming wildlife of the islands of the Southern Ocean • Sail in the wake of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton • See scientists at work at an Antarctic research base • Cross the mighty southern continent off your bucket list

• Approach Antarctic ice up close with our expert Zodiac drivers • Visit tabular icebergs of epic scale • Cruise for orca, minke, and humpback whales by Zodiac • Photograph penguins by the thousands

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Gentoo penguins march by the thousands

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EXPEDITION CRUISE

Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands FEB. 21–MAR. 1, 2019 Aboard the 46-passenger La Pinta

From $6,495 to $8,995 USD per person (details p.90)

Starts: Guayaquil, Ecuador Ends: Guayaquil, Ecuador

(p.85)

Group Flight Available for this itinerary (contact us for details)

Explore the environments and animals that inspired Darwin. The islands of the Galápagos are breathtakingly beautiful, fragile, and diverse. Celebrate life itself in Galápagos!

Galápagos: an earthly paradise! The archipelago that inspired the insights of Charles Darwin remains a peerless glimpse of life in all its wonder. Here we’ll experience an abundance and diversity of life—at breathtaking proximity. This island world in the Pacific Ocean was only recently created by the titanic tectonic upheavals of our Earth’s crust. Yet Galápagos teems with life. From plodding tortoises, to diving boobies; from land iguanas to sea lions. Travel in comfort with noted experts, learning as you go. Daily expedition stops by Zodiac bring you closer than you ever imagined to nature at its most splendid.

HIGHLIGHTS • Snorkel and swim with sea lions, sea turtles, penguins—and even sharks • Watch the mating dance of the blue-footed booby • Explore Isabella Island in the west of the archipelago, with its famous volcanos • Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation and learn about their tortoise breeding centre

• Enjoy first-class accommodations and meals aboard the La Pinta • Enjoy interpretive hikes on the islands with expert guides, educated in the Galápagos

Please contact us for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

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Blue-footed boobies are known for their elaborate mating dances

@Dennis Minty

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EXPEDITION CRUISE

Costa Rica & the Panama Canal MARCH 15–26, 2019

Aboard the 49-passenger MS Panorama

From $4,995 to $7,495 USD per person (details p.90)

(p.84)

Starts: Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica Ends: Colón, Panama No Charter Flights for this itinerary

Embrace the exotic beauty of coastal Costa Rica and Panama. Experience tropical landscapes and seascapes by yacht. Transit the Panama Canal in style!

We begin by exploring Costa Rica’s west coast. We’ll call at remote national parks and tropical islands. And we’ll conclude by transiting the Panama Canal! The Pacific coasts of Costa Rica and Panama are an explorer’s paradise. Each day offers a new discovery: a port of call, a crystal cove, a cultural experience, a glimpse of history. Teeming jungles, charming towns, islands abuzz with life: discover the cultures, flora, and fauna of Central America!

HIGHLIGHTS • See white- and black-faced capuchin and howler monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park • Visit Drake Bay, the winter home and breeding ground for many humpback whales • Transit the iconic Panama Canal • Visit the Embera Indians, one of the seven

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indigenous groups living in Panama Visit the nesting beaches of sea turtles Explore Coiba Island Marine Park, considered one of the ten top diving spots in the world See exotic Central American wildlife in diverse habitats Transit the Panama Canal from coast to coast

Please contact us for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

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Rush hour on the Panama Canal

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Africa

Wildebeest on the move, Tanzania


Central Serengeti Nyumba Camp

Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Southern Serengeti Nyumba Camp

TANZANIA

KENYA

LOLIONDO NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Olduvai Gorge Gibb’s Farm

Ngorongoro Nyumba Camp

Ngorongoro Crater

MOUNT KILIMANJARO

Arusha

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Tanzania's Great Migration Safari

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LAND TOUR

Tanzania's Great Migration Safari JAN. 30–FEB. 9, 2019 $9,395 USD based on double occupancy Single Supplement Price: $600 USD Optional Serengeti Balloon Safari: $550 USD

Duration: 11 days Starts & Ends: Arusha, Tanzania Max Travellers: 16 Fitness Level: Easy

Africa: Culture and tradition, song and story. Wildlife beyond your wildest dreams. The sights, sounds, and smells of the Serengeti. An African adventure awaits…

An African safari is a globetrotter’s fantasy. The great migration on the Serengeti plain is among the planet’s most incredible phenomena. Travel in small numbers, with experienced local guides. Stay in rustic luxury as you visit Tanzania’s wildest national parks and nature reserves. Seize your chance to try to spot the Big Five: lion, rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, and leopard. See hippos bathing at Ngorongoro, and hear the hoof beats of wildebeest on the march! Meet the Maasai people and learn about their fascinating culture. Connect with people and projects dedicated to preserving African wilderness, culture, and wildlife.

HIGHLIGHTS • Camp in safety and comfort amidst plentiful wildlife • Seek the Big Five African animals with a knowledgeable local guides • Enjoy exclusive access to private reserves, for our use only

• Visit spectacular Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area • Photograph the phenomenon of migration on the Serengeti • Appreciate Maasai culture and local conservation efforts

Please contact us for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

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Lazy Serengeti afternoons

@Michelle Valberg

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SHIPS

The Ocean Endeavour

@Scott Forsyth

Capacity: 198 passengers Length: 137 metres (450 ft.) Registry: Bahamas The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to explore throughout the Arctic summer. Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016. At 137 metres in length, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Ample deck space offers comfortable lounge chairs, a swimming pool, two saunas, and a hot tub. The spacious interior allows for varied workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. The three lounges aboard the Ocean Endeavour are optimal locations for seminars, events, parties, and conversation.

DECK 9

DECK 8

DECK 7

DECK 6

DECK 5

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CATEGORY 10 SUITE Deck seven: forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view; matrimonial bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator — approx. 310 sq. ft.

CATEGORY 9 JUNIOR SUITE Deck five: (picture windows, unobstructed view; matrimonial bed, sitting area — approx. 270 sq. ft.), deck seven forward: (forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed; matrimonial bed, private bath with full tub, sitting area — approx. 290 sq. ft.), refrigerator

CATEGORY 8 SUPERIOR TWIN Deck five: (two picture windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths, sitting area — approx. 210 sq. ft.), deck seven forward: (forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed; matrimonial bed, private bath with full tub — approx. 180 sq. ft.), deck seven midship: (picture windows, partial obstruction; matrimonial bed — approx. 190 sq. ft.) private bath, refrigerator

CATEGORY 7 SELECT TWIN

CATEGORY 6 COMFORT TWIN

Deck five: (picture windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths, approx. 190 sq. ft.) and deck eight: (oversize windows, partial obstruction matrimonial bed — approx. 145 sq. ft.) private bath, refrigerator

Deck four: (two porthole windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths — approx. 175 sq. ft.), deck seven: (picture window, partial obstruction; two lower berths — approx. 135 sq. ft.), and deck eight: (picture windows, obstructed view; matrimonial bed — approx. 160 sq. ft.) private bath, refrigerator

CATEGORY 4 EXTERIOR TWIN

CATEGORY 5 MAIN TWIN Deck five: Picture window, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath — approx. 115 sq. ft. CATEGORY 3 INTERIOR TWIN Deck five: Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath — approx. 125 sq. ft. (twin) / 110 sq. ft. (single)

Deck four: Porthole window, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath — approx. 100 sq. ft. (Twin) / 90 sq. ft. (Single)

CATEGORY 2 TRIPLE Deck four: Interior cabin, three lower berths, two private baths — approx. 200 sq. ft

CATEGORY 1 | QUAD Deck four: Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath (separate shower room and powder room) — approx. 240 sq. ft.


Life Aboard the Ocean Endeavour Sailing aboard our ice-class expedition vessel is engaging and exciting, featuring an unparalleled mix of discovery, learning, and fun. Above all, expedition life means true adaptability; each day features unique programming, and there’s something for everyone! There’s never a shortage of things to do—from lively talks, workshops, and presentations, to trivia nights, concerts, singalongs, theme dinners, and dances. Enjoy the onboard spa, pool, and hot tub; get the blood flowing in the health club and gym;

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enjoy a therapeutic massage, a yoga class, or a quiet sauna after a day out in the Zodiacs. Top it all off with unbeatable gourmet food—and the rush of a polar plunge! Travelling aboard the Ocean Endeavour is an experience like no other: all the comforts of a boutique hotel, at sea in some of the world's most remote environments!


Throat singing demonstration with Inuit culturalists

Seminars with Parks Canada experts

The Ocean Endeavour is purpose-built for passenger comfort and safety, and tailored to the unique needs of expedition travel—making her the perfect gateway to the ultimate adventure.

A back-deck BBQ feast

Photography: Kristian Bogner, Dennis Minty, Andre Gallant, and Vladimir Rajevac

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Program Enhancements Aboard the Ocean Endeavour We’re pleased to provide the following optional paid program enhancements to help you make the very most of every day—in your own way!

Qajaq/Kayak

PAID

Explore at water level in small groups with our experienced kayak guides. We offer both single and double kayaks, as well as the essential gear for safety and comfort. On select Arctic expeditions, opportunities to experience paddling in a traditional Inuit qajaq may be available.

Biking

PAID

Experience communities and landscapes at your own pace! For fitness enthusiasts and independent explorers, we carry a fleet of Kona mountain bikes. These multi-geared, all-purpose bikes are available during select community excursions. @Craig Minielly

Snorkelling

PAID

Enrich your experience with a glimpse beneath the surface. Our experienced expedition team will be there to guide each snorkelling excursion and offer hands-on support. We provide all the necessary gear—including snorkels, fins, and wetsuits. Snorkelling is available on select expeditions.

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@Kristian Bogner


Expedition Jackets

FREE

You will receive a free expedition jacket to keep you protected from the elements. Designed specifically for expedition travel, your jacket is waterproof and windproof. This jacket is yours to keep as a coveted— and useful!—memento of your adventure.

Jacket image is for illustration only. Actual product may vary.

Nikon Camera Trial Program FREE Travellers aboard Ocean Endeavour expeditions will be able to use precision, professional-quality photography equipment courtesy of the onboard Nikon Camera Trial Program. Together, we empower our passengers to create truly dynamic images and tell vibrant stories. Select Adventure Canada expeditions feature Nikon Canada Ambassadors, some of the most talented and influential visual artists working in the business today—gifted, spirited storytellers who go above and beyond, admired for their passion, energy, and commitment to their craft. What could be better than learning from the best, in the best environments, while using the best equipment?

Travel with Photographers and Nikon Canada Ambassadors Michelle Valberg Nikon Ambassador

Kristian Bogner Nikon Ambassador

Craig Minielly Nikon Ambassador

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SHIPS

M/S Panorama Capacity: 49 passengers Length: 54 metres (177 ft.) Registry: Greece The Panorama is a three-masted Motorsailer launched in 1993 and rebuilt in 2001, last renovated in 2014. Upper deck cabins and lounge, and main deck cabin en suite bathrooms and lounge have been refitted.

The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV (satellite channels), internal telephone, hairdryer, mini-fridge, piped music, private bath, and safe box. CATEGORY 5 | SINGLE OCCUPANCY

UPPER DECK

Lower Deck: porthole window, one lower double bed—approx. 119 sq. ft. CATEGORY 4 | SUPERIOR TWIN Upper or Main Deck: large picture windows, one double bed or lower twin berths—approx. 124 sq. ft. CATEGORY 3 | COMFORT TWIN

MAIN DECK

Lower Deck: porthole window, two twin berths— approx.124 sq. ft. CATEGORY 2 | TWIN Lower Deck: porthole window, one double bed or twin berths—approx. 119 sq. ft. CATEGORY 1 | TRIPLE Lower Deck: porthole window, one upper berth, and two lower—approx. 130 sq. ft.

LOWER DECK


SHIPS

La Pinta Capacity: 46 passengers Length: 63.87 metres (209 ft.) Registry: Ecuador A sophisticated, upscale travel experience for 46 guests in 24 cabins that combine modern design, spacious rooms, and gourmet cuisine with top adventure. The ship offers a wide variety of aquatic activities including snorkelling, kayaking, and a glass-bottom boat.

All cabins have an oversized picture window, air conditioning, individual MP3 sound system, and private bath with luxury bath amenities. CABIN DECK

CATEGORY 4 | SINGLE OCCUPANCY One queen bed—approx. 189 sq. ft. CATEGORY 2 | LUXURY CABIN One queen bed or two twin berths—approx. 189 sq. ft.

CATEGORY 3 | LUXURY PLUS CABIN One queen bed or two twin berths—approx. 247 sq. ft. CATEGORY 1 | TRIPLE Two twin berths and a sofa bed—approx. 230 sq. ft.


SHIPS

The Hebridean Sky Capacity: 108 passengers Length: 90.6m Registry: Bahamas In the spring of 2016, the Hebridean Sky underwent a ten million dollar refit, transforming her into the safest and most comfortable ship in her class. All suites and public spaces have been completely redecorated. CATEGORY 8 OWNER'S SUITE

CATEGORY 7 PENTHOUSE SUITE

385sq. ft. including 110sq ft balcony. Two room suite with sitting room and bedroom

325sq. ft. including 80sq ft balcony. Suites with private balcony and sitting area.

CATEGORY 6 VERANDA SUITE 260sq. ft. including a 40sq ft with private balcony and sitting area. CATEGORY 4 PROMENADE SUITE 220sq. ft. suites with window and sitting area. CATEGORY 2 PORTHOLE SUITE 240sq. ft. suites with porthole and sitting area.

CATEGORY 5 DELUXE SUITE

PENTHOUSE DECK

VERANDA DECK

240sq. ft. suites with bow & side windows and sitting area. CATEGORY 3 WINDOW SUITE 225sq. ft. suites with window and sitting area.

PROMENADE DECK

DECK 3

CATEGORY 1 TRIPLE SUITE 225sq. ft. suites with window and sitting area.

DECK 2


Evighedsfjord, Greenland—"fjord of eternity"

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NEW

LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM

League of Adventurers At Adventure Canada, we know that you—our beloved travellers—are our best advocates. To thank you for sailing with us again and again, we are proud to announce the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program—dedicated to helping our longtime friends get the very best out of their expeditions. Contact us to book your 2019/20 adventure and inquire about your league status.

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@Martin Aldrich

Voyager | 2–5 Expeditions

Explorer | 6+ Expeditions

League of Adventurers welcome package

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5% discount on berth costs*

10% discount on berth costs**

Exclusive League of Adventurers newsletter, with early notification of upcoming promotions

Exclusive League of Adventurers newsletter, with early notification of upcoming promotions

Exclusive Voyager gift on your 2nd–5th expedition

Exclusive Explorer gift on your 6th+ expedition

5% onboard gift shop discount

10% onboard gift shop discount

+ Commemorative gift

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* When booking your 2nd–5th shipboard

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expedition operated by Adventure Canada

expedition operated by Adventure Canada

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2019/20 Expedition Prices ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON AND IN US DOLLARS

2019 2019

TRIPS

IRELAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION

DAYS

CHARTER FLIGHTS

CABIN CLASS CATEGORIES 10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

12

$15,595

$14,595

$13,595

$12,595

$11,595

$10,595

$9,595

$8,295

$6,995

$5,995

11

$15,095

$14,095

$13,095

$12,095

$11,095

$10,095

$9,095

$7,795

$6,495

$5,495

10

$15,995

$14,695

$13,395

$12,095

$10,795

$9,495

$8,195

$6,895

$5,495

$4,495

12

$1,245

$16,495

$15,195

$13,895

$12,595

$11,295

$9,995

$8,695

$7,395

$5,995

$4,995

HIGH ARCTIC EXPLORER

12

$2,395

$18,695

$17,395

$16,095

$14,795

$13,495

$12,195

$10,895

$9,595

$8,195

$6,995

INTO THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE

17

$2,595

$24,095

$22,595

$21,095

$19,595

$18,095

$16,595

$15,095

$13,595

$11,895

$9,995

OUT OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE

17

$2,595

$24,095

$22,595

$21,095

$19,595

$18,095

$16,595

$15,095

$13,595

$11,895

$9,995

GREENLAND & WILD LABRADOR

15

$1,245

$17,895

$16,595

$15,295

$13,995

$12,695

$11,395

$10,095

$8,795

$7,395

$5,995

NEWFOUNDLAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION

11

$15,195

$13,895

$12,595

$11,295

$10,095

$8,895

$7,695

$6,395

$4,995

$3,995

13

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

$16,495

SOLD OUT

$14,995 $14,595 $12,495

SOLD OUT

9

$8,995*

$7,995

$7,595

$6,495

12

$7,495*

$6,995

$6,595

$5,995

$4,995

JUN. 9–20, 2019

SCOTLAND SLOWLY JUN. 21–JUL. 1, 2019

ICELAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION JUL. 5–14, 2019

IN THE WAKE OF THE VIKINGS: A VOYAGE FROM ICELAND TO GREENLAND JUL. 14–25, 2019

AUG. 6–17, 2019

AUG. 17–SEP. 2, 2019

SEP. 2–18, 2019

SEP. 18–OCT. 2, 2019

OCT. 2–12, 2019

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA JAN. 18–29, 2019 ABOARD THE HEBRIDEAN SKY**

GALÁPAGOS & ECUADOR

FEB. 21–MAR. 1, 2019 ABOARD THE LA PINTA**

COSTA RICA & PANAMA MAR. 15–26, 2019

ABOARD THE MS PANORAMA**

*Single Cabin **For a full list of inclusions and exlusions aboard these vessels, visit us online! 90


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TRIPS

DAYS

CHARTER FLIGHTS

CABIN CLASS CATEGORIES 10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

MIGHTY SAINT LAWRENCE

11

$495

$14,895

$13,595

$12,295

$10,995

$9,695

$8,395

$7,095

$5,795

$4,395

$3,595

ATLANTIC CANADA EXPLORER

12

$495

$15,295

$13,995

$12,695

$11,395

$10,095

$8,795

$7,495

$6,195

$4,795

$3,995

NEWFOUNDLAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION

11

$16,095

$14,795

$13,495

$12,195

$10,895

$9,595

$8,295

$6,995

$5,595

$4,595

13

$2,295

$16,495

$15,195

$13,895

$12,595

$11,295

$9,995

$8,695

$7,395

$5,995

$4,995

12

$2,495

$19,295

$17,995

$16,695

$15,395

$14,095

$12,795

$11,495

$10,195

$8,795

$7,595

INTO THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE

17

$2,695

$25,095

$23,595

$22,095

$20,595

$19,095

$17,595

$16,095

$14,595

$12,895

$10,995

OUT OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE

17

$2,695

$25,095

$23,595

$22,095

$20,595

$19,095

$17,595

$16,095

$14,595

$12,895

$10,995

GREENLAND & WILD LABRADOR

15

$1,295

$18,495

$17,195

$15,895

$14,595

$13,295

$11,995

$10,695

$9,395

$7,995

$6,595

JUN. 5–15, 2020

JUN. 15–26, 2020

JUN. 26–JUL. 6, 2020

HEART OF THE ARCTIC JUL. 19–JUL. 31, 2020

HIGH ARCTIC EXPLORER

JUL. 31– AUG. 11, 2020 AUG. 11–22, 2020

AUG. 22–SEP. 7, 2020

SEP. 7–23, 2020

SEP. 23–OCT. 7, 2020

Ocean Endeavour EXPEDITION COSTS INCLUDE: *Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour *Applicable taxes and Credit card fees *Complimentary Expedition jacket (Ocean Endeavour only) *Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees *Pre-departure materials *Educational program *Nikon Camera Trial Program *Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *All shipboard meals

Ocean Endeavour EXPEDITION COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE: *Commercial & charter flights *Program Enhancements/optional excursions *Gratuities *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Possible fuel surcharges *Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation

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2019/20 Charter Flight Prices ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON, IN US DOLLARS, AND INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND FEES TRIP

CHARTER FLIGHTS

PRICE PER PERSON

2019

IN THE WAKE OF THE VIKINGS:

Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON. Evening arrival.

$1,245

Northbound Charter Flight: Ottawa, ON to Resolute, NU. Early-morning departure.

$1,028

Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON. Evening arrival.

$1,367

Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.

$1,500

Southbound Charter Flight: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU to Calgary, AB. Evening arrival.

$1,095

Northbound Charter Flight: Calgary, AB to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU. Early-morning departure.

$1,095

SEP. 2–18, 2019

Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON. Evening arrival.

$1,500

GREENLAND & WILD LABRADOR

Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.

$1,245

A VOYAGE FROM ICELAND TO GREENLAND JUL. 14–25, 2019

HIGH ARCTIC EXPLORER AUG. 6–17, 2019

INTO THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE AUG. 17–SEP. 2, 2019

OUT OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE

SEP. 18–OCT. 2, 2019 2020

MIGHTY SAINT LAWRENCE JUN. 5–15, 2020

ATLANTIC CANADA EXPLORER JUN. 15–26. 2020

HEART OF THE ARCTIC JUL. 19–JUL. 31, 2020

Saint-Pierre, France to St. John’s, NL. Afternoon arrival.

$495

St. John’s, NL to Saint-Pierre, France. Early-morning departure.

$495

Northbound Charter Flight: Ottawa, ON to Iqaluit, NU. Early-morning departure.

$945

Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON. Evening arrival.

$1,350

Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.

$1,417

Southbound Charter Flight: Resolute, NU to Ottawa, ON. Evening arrival.

$1,078

Northbound Charter Flight: Ottawa, ON to Resolute, NU. Early-morning departure.

$1,078

Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON. Evening arrival.

$1,417

Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.

$1,550

Southbound Charter Flight: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU to Calgary, AB. Evening arrival.

$1,145

Northbound Charter Flight: Calgary, AB to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU. Early-morning departure.

$1,145

SEP. 7–23, 2020

Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON. Evening arrival.

$1,550

GREENLAND & WILD LABRADOR

Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.

$1,295

JUL. 31– AUG. 11, 2020

HIGH ARCTIC EXPLORER AUG. 11–22, 2020

INTO THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE AUG. 22–SEP. 7, 2020

OUT OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE

SEP. 23–OCT. 7, 2020

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Incentives

Available exclusively aboard Ocean Endeavour expeditions Free Single Supplement

Price Guarantee

For those who prefer not to share, we have a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 through to category 7 with no single supplement! Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost. Call for details and availability. Single occupancy in category 8–10 available at full double-occupancy rate.

If Adventure Canada reduces the price of the berth portion of the fare of any expedition more than 120 days prior to departure, previously booked clients may claim the lower rate. For more information, please visit adventurecanada.com/guarantee/

Multi-trip Promotion

Family Friendly

Receive 10% off the berth cost when you take more than one Ocean Endeavour expedition in a calendar year. This promotion can be combined with Free Single Supplement promotion only.

Children four years old and younger pay only for charter airfare—and children two years and younger travel free! Children must be accompanied by a full-fare adult. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offers.

Save 30% under 30 Save 30% on berth cost for travellers under thirty years of age.

Family run, friendly for all! Adventurers of all ages are welcome! Our trips are suited for singles (we offer free single supplement), couples, families, and groups!

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Important Information ITINERARIES Weather, ice, government regulations, and events beyond our control may necessitate changes to the itineraries and/or the cancellation of certain shore excursions. There may be a planned alternate for your route—please inquire at the time of booking. In the event of itinerary changes, passengers are not entitled to any refund or other compensation. Should the tour be interrupted for any reason, repatriation costs and expenses relating to prepaid travel expenses will be at the sole cost of the traveller. There will be no refund for any portion of the tour already taken. Passengers should purchase full travel insurance coverage and refundable air/train tickets. Expedition fees are based on group participation. Should you choose not to take part in any activity or make use of services provided, no refund will be given. Vessels and dates are subject to change. DISCOVERY FUND Each area we visit has rich cultural experiences and wild treasures to offer. As guests, we have made a point of sourcing and supporting local projects in the areas through which we travel. An included contribution from each tour fare is given to national, regional, and grassroots endeavours that support educational, environmental, and cultural initiatives in these regions. HOW TO REGISTER To register for an Adventure Canada tour, each participant must complete the registration form and return it to our office with your deposit. THE REGISTRATION FORM IS DOUBLE-SIDED AND YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED ON THE SECOND PAGE. International programs and expedition cruise tour fares are priced in US dollars and are per person, per voyage. A $1,000 USD per person deposit is required to register for one of these programs. Canadian land-based tour fares are priced in Canadian dollars and Canadian taxes apply and are per person, per voyage. A $1,000 CAD deposit is required to register for one of these programs.

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By returning the registration form and deposit, you are acknowledging and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions and Release required for participation on any Adventure Canada excursion. Some tours require a separate registration form. All cheques must be made out to Adventure Canada; ask your bank for information on foreign currency. TOUR FARES Published prices are based on exchange rates and tariffs in effect at the time of printing (March 2018) and are subject to change without notice. Once the deposit has been received, changes will not be made to the base price. No refund will be given if costs are reduced. Adventure Canada reserves the right to amend all or part of any tour price for any reason including, without limitation: increased fuel costs, airfares, airport charges, or increases in ground operator service fees. If the price increase is more than 7% (except increases resulting from an increase in retail sales tax or Federal Goods and Services Tax or Harmonized Sales Tax) the customer has the right to cancel the contract and obtain a full refund. Quoted tour fees are based on group participation. Occupancy is based on specific cabin types which can vary from vessel to vessel. Please see Single Travellers section for single occupancy options. Charter/commercial airfare is not included in the berth price. Please refer to the trip inclusions and exclusions listing for full details. CURRENCY Canadian land-based tour fares are priced in Canadian dollars and Canadian taxes apply. International programs and expedition cruise tour fares are priced in US dollars and are per person, per voyage. Although we are a Canadian company, most of our expedition cruise operating costs are paid in US dollars. For this reason, expedition cruise tour fares are in US


dollars. We will accept Canadian dollars based on current exchange rates; please call for details. We are not responsible for bank exchange rates on credit card transactions. PAYMENT POLICY A deposit of $1,000 per person per trip is required upon booking to confirm participation. International programs and expedition cruise tour fares are priced in US dollars and are per person, per voyage. A $1,000 USD per person deposit is required to register for one of these programs. Canadian land-based tour fares are priced in Canadian dollars and Canadian taxes apply and are per person, per voyage. A $1,000 CAD deposit is required to register for one of these programs. The balance of the payment is required 120 days prior to your departure date. Adventure Canada reserves the right to cancel reservations if payments are not received in time. Please make cheques payable to: ADVENTURE CANADA. Please review our Cancellation & Refund Policy for a full outline of our cancellation terms. As a registered Ontario company, we are licensed to sell travel packages through the Travel Industry Council of Ontario. We are required to keep all customer deposits in Client Trust Accounts and may only use the funds once the trip has begun or to make a deposit to an operator on behalf of the client. Our Client Trust Accounts are subject to audit by a CPA on an annual basis and regularly inspected by TICO auditors. SINGLE TRAVELLERS Single accommodations and pricing are specific to individual tours. On the Ocean Endeavour, single travellers willing to share their accommodation will be guaranteed the published rate even if a roommate is not available in categories one through seven. There are a limited number of single-occupancy cabins available in categories 3 through 7 with no single supplement charge. A single supplement charge of 1.5 times the published

rate will apply when single cabins are not available. Single occupancy in category 8–10 available at full double-occupancy rate. On the Hebridean Sky, a single supplement charge of 1.7 times the published rate will apply. On select tours a fixed single supplement has been set and are outlined on the tour fare listings. On other tours, single occupancy is not offered. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION Adventure Canada collects personal information from our passengers via secure online account. You are required to provide select medical and personal information, as well as acknowledgement of select liabilities. Personal information is collected for crew and passenger safety reasons, and by signing up for an adventure, you consent to the collection of the personal information. You may refer to our Privacy Policy at www.adventurecanada.com/privacy. Prior to your trip, you will be emailed instructions for accessing your online profile through Adventure Canada’s website. Please follow the instructions in the email to gain access to your profile. Your profile contains fields for personal details, emergency contact numbers, medical details, dietary information, travel insurance, and other resources. See below for more details. Completion of this profile IS A PREREQUISITE TO TRAVEL WITH ADVENTURE CANADA. Your profile is private, protected, and confidential. PASSPORTS & VISAS Based on the location of your tour, your current passport must be valid between three (3) and six (6) months beyond the time of departure. Please check with your Client Service Team for your specific tour. Should your passport be updated, renewed, or changed for any reason after registration, please advise us AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and ensure your air tickets are amended with the new details. Adventure Canada is not responsible for fees or penalties incurred by rebooking flights. Visa-exempt foreign nationals who travel to OR transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Please visit the Government of Canada website for more information: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp

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Registration Form

+ 1.905.271.4000

1.800.363.7566

Please call to confirm availability before sending in completed registration form. Complete and sign BOTH pages of the Registration Form and return with payment to: Adventure Canada, 14 Front St. S., Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4 or fax 905.271.5595 or email info@adventurecanada.com

Name of chosen expedition Select preferences:

Double

Cabin category Single

TICO Reg# 4001400

How did you hear about us?

To Share

Smoker

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Passenger 1 (please provide full name as it appears on passport) First Name:

Middle Name:

Last Name:

Country of Birth:

Nationality:

Date of Birth:

Gender:

Passport Number:

Preferred Name (if different):

Passport Issue Date: Address

DD / MM / YYYY

Passport Expiry Date: Contact

Street:

City:

Province/State:

Country:

Postal Code:

DD / MM / YYYY

DD / MM / YYYY

Phone:

Email: Do you require accessible services?

Yes

No

Passenger 2 (please provide full name as it appears on passport) First Name:

Middle Name:

Last Name:

Country of Birth:

Nationality:

Date of Birth:

Gender:

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Preferred Name (if different):

Passport Issue Date: Address

DD / MM / YYYY

Contact

Street:

City:

Province/State:

Country:

Postal Code:

Emergency Medical & Evacuation Insurance is MANDATORY for this program

Cheque Enclosed (please make cheque payable to Adventure Canada)

DD / MM / YYYY

Phone:

Email: Do you require accessible services?

Please provide a quote for: Emergency medical insurance Cancellation & interruption insurance Both of them / All-inclusive

Method of payment for $1,000 USD deposit per person to hold space: Visa Mastercard

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If you do not require insurance: I / We will provide Adventure Canada with our policy information

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND PASSAGE CONTRACT TICKET These Terms and Conditions and Passage Contract Ticket (“Terms and Conditions”) are entered into between 750207 Ontario Inc., operating as Adventure Canada (Ontario Registration Nos. 0400 1400 / 5002 1860) (“Adventure Canada”) and the passenger (as detailed on the Registration Form). Adventure Canada is a charterer or sub-charterer of various vessels used for the excursions, including but not limited to: i. The vessel Ocean Endeavour chartered from Endeavour Partners Ltd. as owners thereunder; ii. The vessel Panorama chartered from Pan Yatching N.E.P.A./ Variety Cruises Limited as owners thereunder; and iii. The vessel La Pinta chartered from Empresa Turistica International C.A. as owners thereunder. (Collectively, the “Vessel” and the “Owners” respectively) Adventure Canada also offers tours and itineraries operated by tour providers including but not limited to Wineland-Thomson Adventures Inc., Eagle Eye Tours, Bluewater Adventures, Canoe North Adventures, Special Travel Club, Polar Latitudes Inc, and Frontiers North Adventures, (collectively, the “Tour Providers”). In accepting these Terms and Conditions, the passenger is agreeing that these Terms and Conditions constitute the contract and the ticket for the excursion with Adventure Canada. These Terms and Conditions shall also apply to: i. the Vessel, or any substituted ship; ii. the Vessel’s Owners; iii. the Tour Providers; and iv. with respect to the land tour portion the operator of that land your (‘LTO’) together with the Vessel owners, managers, and charterers, as well as their sub-contractors, affiliates, successors and assigns of the entities identified in subsections (i), (ii) (iii) and (iv) of this sentence. These Terms and Conditions shall also apply to the directors, employees, agents, crew or pilots of the entities identified in the preceding sentence. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the releases, exclusions and limitations of liability set forth in the provisions of these Terms and Conditions, as well as all rights, defenses or immunities set forth herein, shall also apply to and be for the benefit of agents, independent contractors, concessionaires and suppliers of Adventure Canada, as well as owners and operators of all shoreside properties at which the Vessel or may call, as well as Owners, operators, managers, charterers, designers, installers, suppliers and manufacturers of the Vessel, or any component parts of either, together with the employees and servants of each of the foregoing, and/or any launches, craft, Zodiacs or facilities of any kind belonging to or provided by any of the entities identified in this paragraph. The parties to whom these Terms and Conditions apply as listed above shall collectively be referred to as the “Benefiting Party or Benefiting Parties”. Certain Tour Providers will request that the passenger complete a separate registration form for their trip in which case the terms and conditions set out in such registration forms, including any releases, limitation and exclusions of liability will supplement the Terms and Conditions set out herein, and in the event of any

conflict, the terms and conditions set out in the separate registration forms will take precedence over the Terms and Conditions, however strictly as regards the Tour Provider. RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY On tours which embark, disembark or call at any port in the United States, Adventure Canada and the Owners and other Benefiting Party shall be entitled to all the exemptions from and limitations of liability provided in or authorized by the laws of the United States (including title 46, United States Code Sections 30501 through 30509 and 30511). On all other tours, Adventure Canada and the Owners and other Benefiting Party shall be entitled to any and all liability limitations, immunities and rights applicable to it under the “Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea” of 1974, as amended by the “Protocol to the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea” of 1990 (“Athens Convention”). In all other situations, the passenger further agrees that neither Adventure Canada, its owners, officers, directors, agents, contractors (including, without limitation, the Owners and the Vessel or other conveyance used in carrying out the tour) and other Benefiting Party and their respective employees shall have any liability or responsibility whatsoever for damages to or loss of property, loss of services, or injury or wrongful death or any other loss, expense, damage, delay or inconvenience which may be sustained or which may be incurred by reason of, or while engaged on, any Adventure Canada tour, whether due to or caused by Adventure Canada’s or the Owners’ and other Benefiting Party`s ownership, maintenance, use, operation or control of any manner of Vessel or other conveyance used in carrying out the tour; (ii) the use of transportation or other services by owners, operators, or public carriers for whom Adventure Canada acts only as agent and for whom Adventure Canada is not responsible; (iii) passenger’s lack of proper travel documentation (such as visas, passports, etc.); (iv) any act, omission or event occurring during the time that passengers are not aboard Adventure Canada or the Owners’ or other Benefiting Party Vessel or conveyances; (v) any act of war, insurrection, revolt or other civil uprising or military action occurring in the countries of origin, destination or passage, or changes caused by sickness, weather, strike, quarantine or other causes beyond the control of Adventure Canada or the Owners or other Benefiting Party or (vi) defects or failures of any aircraft, Vessel, automotive vehicle or other equipment or instrumentality under the control of independent suppliers. Notwithstanding the foregoing, should for any reason, Adventure Canada, the Owners or other Benefiting Party or Parties be found liable for any matter, their maximum liability, for any reason whatsoever, howsoever caused, will be limited to the amount paid by the passenger to Adventure Canada for its services. Without limitation, Adventure Canada, Owners and other Benefiting Part arenot responsible for any negligent acts, or acts which are beyond theircontrol, including but not limited to acts of God or force majeure, weather emergencies, breakdown, or failure of diving or mechanical equipment, government actions, inclement weather, sickness, attacks by animals, availability of medical care or the adequacy of the same, criminal activity of any kind, terrorism, war, civil disturbance, sanitary conditions, quality or sanitation of food, quarantine, customs, regulations, epidemics, strikes, hotel overbooking, safety and/or security standards at hotels or other accommodations, or for any other reason beyond the control of Adventure Canada, Owners or other Benefiting Party.Unless otherwise provided for in these Terms and Conditions, the passenger hereby waives any claim it may have against Adventure Canada, its owners, officers, directors, agents, contractors (including, without limitation, The Owners and any Vessel or other conveyance used in carrying out the tour ) and other Benefiting Party and their respective employees for any such damage, loss or injury. The passenger specifically understands and agrees that the passenger

Please call to confirm availability before sending in completed registration form. Complete and sign BOTH pages of the Registration Form and return with payment to: Adventure Canada 14 Front St. S., Mississauga, ON, L5H 2C4 OR fax 905.271.5595 OR email info@adventurecanada.com I / We understand that

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is releasing, discharging and waiving any claims or actions that the passenger may have presently or in the future for the negligent acts or conduct of Adventure Canada, its owners, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors (including, without limitation, the carrier), the Owners or other Benefiting Party and/or their respective employees. Regardless of the situation or circumstances giving rise to a claim, the passenger waives any right to seek indirect, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages against Adventure Canada, its owners, officers, directors, agents, contractors (including, without limitation, the carrier), Owners or and other Benefiting Party, and their respective employees, for any reason whatsoever. In case of a medical problem arising during the voyage, either on board or on shore, which results in costs for evacuation, use of aircraft or repatriation, the responsibility for payment of these costs belongs solely to the passenger

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY All requests for cancellations must be received in writing. Upon Adventure Canada receiving a written notice of cancellation at least 120 days prior to the scheduled date of departure, the passenger shall receive a full refund of its tour fees, less an administrative penalty of $500 USDper person. If a written notice of cancellation is received by Adventure Canada between 91 and 120 days prior to the scheduled date of departure, the passenger shall receive a refund of 35% of its tour fees. Please note that within the 90-day limit, all fees, deposits and tariffs received by Adventure Canada are forfeited. For these and other reasons mentioned below, passengers are strongly advised to obtain trip cancellation insurance at the time of deposit. No refunds shall be made to passengers who do not participate in any part of, or otherwise do not complete, the tour for any reason whatsoever.

COMPENSATION Compensation for personal injury is limited in accordance with the provisions of any applicable International Conventions. These include, for example, in the course of road travel, air travel, rail travel, sea travel, or hotel accommodation and are limited to the provisions of, respectively, the Geneva Convention 1973, the Warsaw Convention as amended by The Hague Protocol 1955, the 1999 Montreal Convention, the 1961 Berne Convention, the 1974 Athens Convention and the 1962 Paris Convention.

CANCELLATION DATE PENALTY REFUND – INCLUDE CHART

EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY/PARTICIPATION The passenger hereby certifies that he/she does not have a mental, physical, or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/her or other passengers that he/she has not disclosed to Adventure Canada. The passenger agrees to honestly complete the personal information request from Adventure Canada via its website or by requesting paper copies, prior to departure. Adventure Canada reserves the right to request further information from the passenger’s physician to which the passenger hereby provides his/her consent. The passenger clearly understands that the liability of Adventure Canada, Owners and other Benefiting Parties is definitively limited as aforesaid. The passenger has carefully read the Terms and Conditions set out herein as well as the materials regarding the tour provided by Adventure Canada and is aware that such tour involves the risk of personal injury or death and damage or loss of property. The passenger also acknowledges that risk and dangers may be caused by the negligence of Adventure Canada, its owners, directors, employees, contractors, officers or agents, or that of Owners or any other Benefiting Party, or the negligence or participation of other participants. The passenger is aware of and acknowledges that risk and dangers may arise from foreseeable and unforeseeable causes, including weather and other acts of nature. The passenger acknowledges that the aforementioned risks, dangers and hazards are a potential in connection with recreational activities which may take place during the passenger’s tour. In consideration of the benefits to be derived from participation in the tour, the passenger voluntarily accepts all risk of personal injury or death and property damage or other loss arising from participation on the tour and hereby agrees that he/she and his/her dependents, heirs, executors, administrators, legal personal representatives, successors and assigns, do release and hold harmless Adventure Canada and its owners, employees, officers, directors, agents, contractors, trustees and representatives, Owners and other Benefiting Party from any and all claims, including claims of negligence, illness, personal injury, death or property damage or loss, however caused, arising from or related to this tour. The passenger has read carefully these Terms and Conditions, and will abide by the conditions set by Adventure Canada and in the Terms and Conditions hereof or elsewhere published. The passenger affirms that he/she has not received or relied on any oral or written representation of Adventure Canada as a basis for agreeing to the release contained in these Terms and Conditions, and acknowledges that they have had the opportunity to seek independent legal advice prior to entering this contract. Adventure Canada and the Owners and other Benefiting Parties shall be entitled to inspect passengers and their luggage for security purposes and the passenger hereby acknowledges that this may involve a physical search of the passenger and/or his/her property. Should any passenger not arrive on board the Vessel at a scheduled time of departure, Adventure Canada, Owners and other Benefiting Parties shall have no liability for any delay or interruption in planned itinerary of the Vessel and Adventure Canada shall have the right, but shall not be obliged, to continue with the cruise on its planned itinerary. EXCLUSIVE GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION These Terms and Conditions and any actions and proceeding brought hereunder shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein without regard to conflict of laws principles. Any action or legal proceeding to enforce any provision hereof, or based on any right arising out of, these terms and conditions shall be exclusively in the courts of the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, and all of the parties hereto hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and of the appropriate appellate courts in any such action or legal proceeding and waive any objection to venue or jurisdiction in connection therewith.

CANCELLATION DATE

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REFUND

Booking to 120 days prior to scheduled departure

$500 USD

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90 days prior to scheduled departure

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DELAYS & INTERRUPTION In the event of a delay, whether before or after embarkation, passengers will be responsible for all costs and expenses associated therewith, including, without limitation, any additional food, lodging, transportation costs, or charge fees resulting from such delay. Should the tour be interrupted for any reason repatriation costs and expenses relating to prepaid travel expenses will be at the sole cost of the passenger. There will be no refund for any portion of the tour already taken. Adventure Canada recommends that the passenger obtains full travel insurance coverage and purchases refundable air/train tickets. INSURANCE Due to the nature of the tour in which the passenger will be participating, passengers should have in place prior to departure, comprehensive insurance coverage including without limitation medical, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation and interruption, accident and baggage insurance. It is the responsibility of the passenger to secure insurance for the level of protection they desire. Emergency Medical and Evacuation Insurance is mandatory for participation in all Adventure Canada expeditions and may be purchased through Adventure Canada at the time of booking and onward. Evidence of policy documentation will be required prior to embarkation or the beginning of the excursion. All passengers must carry a minimum of $75,000 usd per person emergency medical and evacuation coverage. This may not cover the full cost of a medical emergency. Additional expenses are the full responsibility of the passenger. Any losses sustained by the passenger as a result of the passenger failing to obtain proper insurance coverage shall be the sole responsibility of the passenger. For full coverage, including cancellation coverage prior to departure, passengers are strongly recommended to obtain travel insurance. As the passenger firms up their travel plans the passenger may insure additional trip related expenses (for example commercial airfare, accommodations, pre and post excursions and discrepancies in currency), please contact your client services specialist to do so. BAGGAGE Baggage is solely at the passenger’s risk and expense. Baggage is limited to a maximum weight of 20 Kg or 44 lbs for all excursions involving an Adventure Canada charter flight. Also, commercial airline luggage allowance differs from carrier to carrier; please check with the passenger’s airline for current standards and weight restrictions. Excess baggage is not permitted on charter flights. Any excess baggage charges for commercial flights are the responsibility of the passenger. Passenger’s baggage is restricted to suitcases and hand luggage of such size and type as can comfortably and safely be stored in the passenger’s cabins. Cabin trunks are not acceptable and will not be permitted on board the Vessel. DRONES AND OTHER UAV Adventure Canada does not permit the use of UAV’s by passengers. No exceptions will be made. IMAGES AND PRIVACY On these trips Adventure Canada takes many photos, some of which are used for promotional purposes. If the passenger would not like photos which include the passenger to be used, please let Adventure Canada know in advance. Adventure Canada may also celebrate the passenger’s birthday or special events: please advise Adventure Canada if the passenger would like to abstain.

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