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Adventure Canada Expeditions

 

2019-2020 Expeditions Brochure

 

You can click here to request a mailed copy of our new brochure, or view the online version right now.

 

 

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 Matt, 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, and 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 artefacts? 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? 

 

We'd love you to come along.

 

Cedar Swan, CEO

 

Note: this brochure covers all of our 2019 and 2020 itineraries. For more trip-specific details, including individual trip PDFs with day-by-day itineraries, see below.




Please click here for the 2019/2020 registration form.

Please note that registration forms are three pages and must be signed on both the first and second page. You are only required to send the first two pages back to us to complete your reservation.

 

Adventure Canada Expeditions

 

2018 Expeditions Brochure

 

You can click here to request a mailed copy of our new brochure, or view the online version right now.

 

 

After three decades, our vision for travel essentially comes down to three things: visiting special places, with special people, in a special way.

 

Special places naturally include a mix of favourite haunts, and exciting new destinations. For 2018, that means a return to Scotland and the North Atlantic—and an all-new expedition, Iceland Circumnavigation! Plus, our beloved stomping grounds in Newfoundland and Labrador, Greenland, the Canadian Arctic, and our signature Northwest Passage trips.

 

Special people? That would be YOU, of course. And our amazing staff! Local culturalists, recognized experts, bestselling authors, visionary artists, and inspiring musicians, all of them dedicated to making every trip an opportunity to fully engage with nature, culture, and one another.

 

The special way we travel is really at the heart of Adventure Canada’s success. We believe travel is about engagement, education, and enlightenment. Every moment is a learning moment; every destination, a chance to deepen our appreciation of the world around us—our fellow people and the wild creatures that share our earthly home. Our hands-on approach to hiking, Zodiac cruising, wildlife viewing, and connecting with communities has inspired our passengers for three decades and counting.

 

That’s what thirty years of expedition cruising have taught us. Go to the ends of the earth. Go with great people. And go there with open eyes, open hearts, and open minds. This year, more than ever, that’s our recipe for success—and we’re making magic happen.

 

We'd love you to come along.

 

Cedar Swan, CEO

 

Note: this brochure covers all of our 2018 itineraries. For more trip-specific details, including day-by-day itineraries, see below.




Please click here for the 2018 registration form.

Please note that registration forms are three pages and must be signed on both the first and second page. You are only required to send the first two pages back to us to complete your reservation.

 

Scotland Slowly

 

Scotland Slowly 2018

 

Scotland’s western and northern isles are a dream destination—and for many, a long-awaited return to ancestral homelands. Culture, heritage, and natural history abound here, echoes of Europe’s ancient past.

 



 

Iceland Circumnavigation

 

North Atlantic Saga 2018

 

Emerging from the mists of legend, the north Atlantic isles are wonders of geology, ecology, and human history. From the craggy coastline of Scotland, past the staggering cliffs of the Faroe Islands to the volcanic plains of Iceland, this expedition charts a course unlike any other on Earth.

 



 

Iceland Circumnavigation

 

Iceland Circumnavigation 2018

 

Explore a mystical land shaped by fire and ice on this excursion to the ancient Viking stronghold of Iceland. Voyaging aboard the Ocean Endeavour, you’ll see Iceland at its best and most diverse. Marvel at the geological wonders of this island at the edge of the Arctic Circle, exploring its unforgettable culture, history, and people—from small fishing communities, to the ancient and modern capital, Reykjavík.

 



 

South Baffin Art

 

South Baffin Art 2018

 

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

 



 

Arctic Safari

 

Arctic Safari 2018

 

On this trip, we seek the wilds and the wonders of the Arctic, in the welcoming company of those who call it home! Beginning in Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay), we’ll enter expedition mode as we seek polar bears, whales, birds, and muskoxen throughout Lancaster Sound. At Beechey Island, we’ll pay our respects at the graves of three of Sir John Franklin’s men; at Dundas Harbour, we’ll explore the abandoned HBC and RCMP posts that once guarded the gateway to the Northwest Passage.

 



 

Into the Northwest Passage

 

Into the Northwest Passage 2018

 

To sail the Northwest Passage is to sail living history. Meet the Inuit who have called this remarkable place home for generations, and join the ranks of the adventurers who have been lured by its legend.

 



 

Out of the Northwest Passage

 

Out of the Northwest Passage 2018

 

The Northwest Passage remains one of the world’s last true frontiers, and this expedition takes you to its heart. In Canada’s vast northern wilderness, wildlife roams free and the great geological forces shaping our planet reveal themselves to the wondering eye. The recent finding of Franklin’s ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror reminds us that we sail into history, legend, and myth that continues today!

 



 

Greenland & Wild Labrador

 

Greenland & Wild Labrador 2018

 

This extraordinary sailing showcases staggering geographic diversity, covering over 2,200 nautical miles from the head of Sondre Stromfjord in Greenland all the way to St. John’s, NL— stopping at four Canadian National Parks along the way.

 



 

Newfoundland Circumnavigation

 

Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2018

 

Starting and ending in historic St. John’s, this trip offers an intimate experience of Newfoundland’s lively culture and dramatic scenery via daily expedition stops and community visits. This sailing is ideally timed for viewing spectacular fall colours and taking advantage of excellent hiking opportunities. Experience legendary music, food, and hospitality in true Newfoundland fashion: by sea!

 



 

Antarctic Peninsula 2019

 

Antarctic Peninsula 2019

 

The great southern continent is the world’s most remote. The only place on the planet with no history of habitation, Antarctica remains an unspoiled wilderness.

 



 

Tanzania's Great Migration Safari 2019

 

Tanzania's Great Migration Safari 2019

 

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

 



 

Costa Rica & Panama 2019

 

Costa Rica and the Panama Canal 2019

 

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

 



 

North Pole 2019

 

A Night at 88°N: Helicopter Expedition to the North Pole 2019

 

The North Pole: the final Arctic destination. Join the ranks of the bold adventurers who have stood at the very top of the world!

 



 

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

 

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands 2019

 

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

 



 

Ireland Circumnavigation

 

Ireland Circumnavigation 2019

 

Everyone loves Ireland! Friendly folks, rolling countryside, charming villages, and rugged seascapes. The Emerald Isle is truly a treasure—best seen by ship. 

 



 

Baffin Floe Edge 2019

 

Baffin Island Floe Edge: Narwhals & Polar Bears 2019

 

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

 



 

Scotland Slowly

 

Scotland Slowly 2019

 

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! 

 



 

Baffin Walrus Bowhead

 

Baffin Island: Walrus & Bowhead Whales 2019

 

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.

 



 

Birding Northwest Territories 2019

 

Birding the High Arctic & Northwest Territories 2019

 

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.

 



 

Haida Gwaii 2019

 

Haida Gwaii 2019: June 30–July 9 & July 7–16

 

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!

 



 

Iceland Circumnavigation

 

Iceland Circumnavigation 2019

 

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.

 



 

Keele River 2019

 

Keele River by Canoe 2019

 

Experience an iconic Canadian wilderness canoeing experience through the rugged Mackenzie Mountains in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

 



 

In the Wake of the Vikings

 

In the Wake of the Vikings: Iceland to Greenland 2019

 

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

 



 

Belguas, Bears, Blooms

 

Belugas, Bears, & Blooms 2019

 

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!

 



 

South Baffin Art

 

South Baffin Art 2019

 

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

 



 

High Arctic Explorer

 

High Arctic Explorer 2019 & 2020

 

In the mythic far reaches of the Arctic lie Inuit homelands. Journey in comfort from Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay), Nunavut to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Visit the Arctic at the height of summer! 

 



 

Into the Northwest Passage

 

The Northwest Passage 2019 & 2020

 

Sail into and out of the Northwest Passage aboard our flagship expeditions. Two departures each year. One unforgettable adventure.

 



 

Greenland & Wild Labrador

 

Greenland & Wild Labrador 2019 & 2020

 

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

 



 

Bears of Churchill

 

Bears of Churchill: Town and Tundra Enthusiast 2019

 

Travel with experienced guides in safety and comfort—into the heart of polar bear country!

 



 

Newfoundland Circumnavigation

 

Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2019 & 2020

 

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.

 



 

Atlantic Canada Explorer

 

Atlantic Canada Explorer 2020

 

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

 



 

Mighty Saint Lawrence

 

Mighty Saint Lawrence 2020

 

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

 



 

Heart of the Arctic

 

Heart of the Arctic 2020

 

South 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!

 



 

 

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or call us at 1-800-363-7566 to request a copy. Note that if you already requested a brochure by mail, you will automatically be sent the new one upon launch. No need to request again!



Please click here for the 2018 registration form.

Please note that registration forms are three pages and must be signed on both the first and second page. You are only required to send the first two pages back to us to complete your reservation.

Please click here for the 2019/2020 registration form.

Please note that registration forms are three pages and must be signed on both the first and second page. You are only required to send the first two pages back to us to complete your reservation.