Northwest Passage East to West 2014 picture

The Northwest Passage is the pinnacle of Arctic exploration; on this tour, we go where the ice allows. We’ll explore the quaint villages, dramatic fiords and calving glaciers of Greenland, working our way north to spectacular Kap York.

Crossing Smith Sound we’ll visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), Canada’s northernmost community. The bird cliffs at Coburg Island National Wildlife Area teem with kittiwakes and murres.

At Beechey Island, the Franklin expedition gravestones stand watch. Melville, Banks and Devon Islands offer opportunities for Peary caribou, polar bear, walrus and musk ox—and visits to ghostly RCMP and HBC posts.

Prince of Wales Strait affords a striking, narrow passage to Amundsen Gulf and our destination: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), crowning an epic journey above the Arctic Circle.

day 1
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
day 2
Sisimiut Coast, Greenland
day 3
Ilulissat, Greenland
day 4
Karrat Fjord
day 5
day 6
Kap York
day 7
Smith Sound
day 8
Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
day 9
Coburg Island
day 10
Devon Island
day 11
Beechey Island
day 12
Bathurst Island
day 13
Melville Island
day 14
Banks Island
day 15
Prince of Wales Strait
day 16
Ulukhaktok (Holman)
day 17
Kugluktuk (Coppermine)

Kangerlussuaq, the start of our voyage, is appropriately named. The word means 'The Big Fjord' in Greenlandic, aptly describing this amazing feature, 168km long!

Lying at the head of the longest fjord in western Greenland, Kangerlussuaq has one of the most stable climates in the region—though temperatures can range from -50C in the winter to as high as 28C in summer.

Aug. 12, 2014 - Aug. 28, 2014

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

    $8195.00   Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 2

    $9695.00   Triple Lower Deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 3

    $11195.00   Junior Double, two lower berths, porthole window

  • 4

    $11895.00   Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 5

    $13495.00   Main Double, two lower berths, porthole window.

  • 6

    $14195.00   Deluxe Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 7

    $15395.00   Superior Double, two lower berths, picture window.

  • 8

    $15895.00   Superior Double Plus, two lower berths, picture window.

  • 9

    $16895.00   Suite, two lower beds, sitting area, picture window.

  • 10

    $17895.00   Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower & bathtub, picture window.

    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - NWP East to West fee of $250.00 to above prices

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There is no ship for this trip.
  • Andrew Qappik

    Andrew Qappik

    Artist and Culturalist

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  • Benoit  Havard

    Benoit Havard


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  • Cathie Hickson

    Cathie Hickson


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  • Chris  Dolder

    Chris Dolder

    Expedition Leader

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  • Clayton Anderson

    Clayton Anderson


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  • Heidi Langille

    Heidi Langille


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  • Jason Edmunds

    Jason Edmunds

    Expedition Leader

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  • John Houston

    John Houston

    Inuit Art Specialist

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  • Julia Szucs

    Julia Szucs

    Expedition Team

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  • Latonia  Hartery

    Latonia Hartery


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  • Michelle Valberg

    Michelle Valberg


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  • Ree Brennin-Houston

    Ree Brennin-Houston

    Marine Biologist

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  • Season Osborne

    Season Osborne


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  • Stephen Smith

    Stephen Smith


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  • Susie  Evyagotailak

    Susie Evyagotailak


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What's Included

  • All entry & park fees
  • Your complete itinerary
  • Team of resource specialists
  • Educational program and pre-departure materials
  • All shipboard meals
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Service charges and port fees

    What's Not Included

  • Commercial flights
  • Mandatory medical / evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or Itinerary changes
  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $10 - 14 per passenger per day)
  • Visas, or inoculations, if required
  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • $250 Discovery Fund Fee

    Charter Flights

    Northbound: Toronto, Ontario to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    Date: August 12, 2014 (early morning departure)

    Southbound: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), Nunavut to Edmonton, Alberta
    Date: August 28, 2014 (early evening arrival)

    Roundtrip: $2258 USD per person, inclusive of taxes and fees

    Pre and post hotel nights are available in Toronto and Edmonton on request.

    Overnight accommodation in Edmonton recommended.

    Canadian Signature Experience

    This collection of unique Canadian travel experiences is selected by the Canadian Tourism Commission and Adventure Canada is thrilled to have this tour included in this special collection.

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    • Marvel at the Ilulissat icefield, where 90% of the north Atlantic's icebergs are born
    • Travel to Greenland, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories within one sailing
    • Join the select few who have travelled this legendary route
    • Photograph birds and wildlife in their remote wilderness habitat
    • See haunting artifacts of the northern explorers, HBC and RCMP
    • Learn about Inuit communities, culture and worldview first hand