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  • Women in Saint Pierre historical dress

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Atlantic Canada, Sable Island and Gulf of Saint Lawrence

    A Brief History of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

    Basque fishing, French and British military strife, rum-running, the cod moratorium, and even Nazi conspiracies have all made their mark on Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. Learn more about the compelling history of these small islands, just off the coast of Newfoundland, in this article from Dennis Minty.

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  • Genevieve cote les poissons

    Video | Atlantic Canada, Sable Island and Gulf of Saint Lawrence

    Les Poissons: A Québécois Children's Song

    Kayak guide and Zodiac driver Gen Côté loves singing songs and nursery rhymes with her son, Samuel, en français. It’s important to her that he is raised bilingual and knows their culture. "Les Poissons" is a fun, maritime-inspired children’s song by Passe-Partout—a Québécois classic!

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  • Aaju peters eating country foods

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    Photo Story | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Six Arctic Foods & Beverages You Don't Want to Miss

    The North is a culinary wonderland for adventurous eaters, and the opportunity to try both new and traditional Inuit foods is a highlight our expeditions. Cruise Director Ellie Clin shares six of her must-try personal favourites—meats, fish, fruit, and beans(!)—from this tasty region of the world.

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  • King penguins south georgia mountains

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    Article | Antarctica

    South Georgia: Holy Grail en Route to Antarctica

    Lonesome South Georgia is a Marine Protected Area and home to scores of penguins, seals, and albatrosses. Rich in rousing history and beautiful scenery, the mountains, fjords, and glaciers will leave you lost for words. Learn more in Dennis Minty’s article about this fascinating stop on our Antarctic expeditions.

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  • Cook and Peary political cartoon

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    Article | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Quest for the Top of the World

    For eons, humans have sought the North Pole. These exceptional polar expeditions by the likes of Buchan, Kane, and Peary have been bold, cold, and often enthrallingly bad. Their tales, woven here by political scientist, historian, and journalist Aaron Spitzer, are sure to send vicarious shivers down your spine.

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  • three puffins standing on rock

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story | Atlantic Canada, Sable Island and Gulf of Saint Lawrence

    Eighteen Birds to Spot in Atlantic Canada

    Canada’s east coast buzzes with avian wildlife! In this photo story, Dennis Minty highlights which species to look out for on our Atlantic Canada expeditions and shares many fun birdie facts. From the endemic Ipswich sparrow to the common murre, these are eighteen species worth keeping your eyes peeled for.

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  • Staffa Fingals Cave Scotland

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    Article | Scotland

    Uncovering the Many Layers of Staffa

    What do a volcano, a giant, Queen Victoria, an overture, and a fantastic Zodiac cruise all have in common? Why, the Isle of Staffa, of course! Layered with geology, history, archaeology, mythology, and music, Staffa is a highlight of our Scotland Slowly expeditions. Ian Tamblyn’s fascinating article teaches us more.

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