Northwest Passage West to East 2014 picture An iconic journey, the Northwest Passage remains an adventure today. Leaving Kugluktuk (Coppermine), we pass through the geologically fascinating Coronation Gulf and the Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary, a haven for wild geese. Traversing James Ross Strait we visit Gjoa Haven, where Amundsen honed his polar skills.

On to Taloyoak, then through Bellot Strait into the eastern Arctic, watching for whales, walrus, polar bear and muskox. At Beechey Island we’ll pay our respects at the Franklin Graves. On Devon Island, we’ll visit the ruins of the Dundas Harbour RCMP and HBC posts.

In Mittimatalik, (Pond Inlet) we’ll enjoy Arctic games and throat-singing before crossing Baffin Bay to Greenland. We’ll visit charming communities, witness calving glaciers and sail dramatic fiords to bring this lifetime adventure to a stirring close.

day 1
Kugluktuk (Coppermine)
day 2
Coronation Gulf
day 3
Kent Peninsula
day 4
Queen Maud Gulf
day 5
Gjoa Haven
day 6
Taloyoak, NU, Canada
day 7
Bellot Strait
day 8
Somerset Island & Beechey Island
day 9
Devon Island
day 10
Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
day 11
At sea
day 12
day 13
Ilulissat, Greenland
day 14
Sisimiut Coast, Greenland
day 15
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Located at the mouth of the Coppermine river to southwest of Victoria Island on the Coronation Gulf, Kugluktuk is the western most community in Nunavut.

Originally named Coppermine, it was renamed Kugluktuk according to its Inuinnaqtun name meaning "place of moving waters", on January 1st, 1996.

The Coppermine River itself is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the important role it played as an exploration and fur trade route. Copper deposits along the river attracted the first explorers to the area.

Because the tundra is close to the tree line, a variety of wildlife can be viewed in the area, including grizzly bears, wolverines and moose, as well as tundra wildlife, such as muskoxen, caribou, foxes and wolves.

Aug. 28, 2014 - Sept. 11, 2014

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

  • 1

    $7295.00   Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 2

    $8795.00   Triple Lower Deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 3

    $10295.00   Junior Double, two lower berths, porthole window

  • 4

    $10995.00   Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 5

    $12595.00   Main Double, two lower berths, porthole window.

  • 6

    $13295.00   Deluxe Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 7

    $14495.00   Superior Double, two lower berths, picture window.

  • 8

    $14995.00   Superior Double Plus, two lower berths, picture window.

  • 9

    $15995.00   Suite, two lower beds, sitting area, picture window.

  • 10

    $16995.00   Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower & bathtub, picture window.

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

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  • Barney Bentall

    Barney Bentall


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  • Callum Thomson

    Callum Thomson

    Archaeologist & Historian

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  • Cam Gillies

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  • David Reid

    David Reid

    Expedition Team

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  • Dr. Mark Mallory

    Dr. Mark Mallory

    Seabird Biologist

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  • Pierre Richard

    Pierre Richard

    Marine Biologist

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  • Stefan Kindberg

    Stefan Kindberg

    Expedition Leader Emeritus

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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: Edmonton, Alberta to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), Nunavut
    Date: August 28, 2014 (early morning departure)

    Southbound: Kangerlussuaq, Greeenland to Toronto, Ontario
    Date: September 11, 2014 (early evening arrival)

    Roundtrip: $2075 USD per person, inclusive of taxes and fees

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

    Overnight accommodation in Toronto recommended.
    • Visit the historic graves of the ill fated Franklin Expedition
    • Travel the route that obsessed explorers for centuries
    • Enjoy the legendary hospitality of vibrant Inuit communities
    • Find and photograph the wild creatures of the Arctic wilderness
    • Experience the Arctic with our expert artists, lecturers and hosts
    • Visit the largest uninhabited island on earth during our stop at Devon Island