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  • Sunny polar swim

    © Martin Lipman

    Article | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    How to Talk like an Adventurer: Nine Fine Phrases You’ll Find Yourself Saying in the Arctic

    A fluent speaker himself, Adventure Canada Historian, Political Scientist, and Journalist Aaron Spitzer gives us an introductory lesson in Adventurese: a tongue-twisting combination of sailors’ vernacular, Inuktitut, Newfoundland English, scientific terminology, and other company jargon.

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  • Red bay labrador panorama

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Basque Country

    Red Bay, Apple Cider, Whaling, and the Basques

    Some of Europe’s earliest mariners, the Basques first came to Newfoundland and Labrador around the 1520s, drawn by the plentiful marine life. To kick off Adventure Canada’s new Basque Country expedition, Dennis Minty looks back to a unique Newfoundland Circumnavigation that highlighted Basque historical ties to the region.

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  • Callanish stones Orkney Islands

    © Dennis Minty

    Video | Scotland

    Assipattle and the Stoorworm: An Orcadian Folktale

    Cozy up with a warm drink and some popcorn to settle in for this engaging video presentation. Tom Muir—storyteller, historian, archaeologist, and author—tells us the captivating folktale of Assipattle and the Stoorworm, brought to the Orkney Islands with the Vikings long ago.

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  • James raffan episod 3 cover image

    © Jason van Bruggen

    Video | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Episode 3: “The Idea of North”

    Inspired by a ground-breaking 1967 radio documentary by Glenn Gould, 'The Idea of North' is an engaging meditation on some of the many ways in which the North is cast in the human imagination.

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  • Greenland iceberg waterfalls mountains

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    The Greenland Norse: Why Did They Disappear?

    Why were the Norse so keen to find new lands? Why did their Greenland settlements eventually fail? And, when we picture the Greenland Norse, why is an image of a farmer perhaps more apropos than one of a pillaging Viking?

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  • 13 boat newfoundland sunrays

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story | Newfoundland and Labrador

    Why Are There No Snakes on the Island of Newfoundland?

    In this humorous combination of science and history, renowned Adventure Canada photographer Dennis Minty takes us through a compelling photo story to answer this intriguing question. Join him to learn about snakes in Newfoundland, and along the way, you’ll discover more about ocean currents, glaciers, cod, and moose, too!

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  • Greenland mountains

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story |

    Northern Jewels Part 2: Greenland’s Southwest Coast

    Esteemed photographer Dennis Minty has travelled with Adventure Canada since 2002, when he first joined an expedition throughout Iceland and Greenland. In this two-part photo essay, Dennis takes us on a tour of this beautiful region of the Arctic, showcasing how that journey had the power to change him forever.

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