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  • Guest polar plunge jump snow Arctic

    © Mark Edward Harris

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    My First Polar Plunge

    Polar plunge. Penguin swim. Polar bear dip. Whatever you want to call it, it’s an experience you’ll never forget on an Arctic or Antarctic expedition! Here, Adventure Canada botanist, author, and artist Carolyn Mallory describes her one and only polar plunge, jumping into Baffin Bay off the coast of Greenland.

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  • Guest polar dive swim Arctic

    © Dennis Minty

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    Take the Polar Plunge

    There are few exploits as memorable and invigorating on an Arctic or Antarctic expedition as the legendary polar plunge. Not for the faint of heart, leaping into these frigid waters is a thrilling, rejuvenating, and envy-inducing bucket list experience that you’ll not soon forget.

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  • Heidi Langille drum dancing presentation

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    An Inuk Perspective on Urban Living

    In this video presentation, Cultural Educator Heidi Langille shares her unique personal perspective as an Inuk living in southern Canada, away from her ancestral homeland. Learn more about the various reasons why Inuit may move south to urban centres and how they maintain strong ties to their culture.

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  • Sunrise over snow nain

    © Maria Merkuratsuk

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    Feeling at Home out on the Land

    In this personal and honest photo story, Cultural Educator Maria Merkuratsuk shares her intimate connection to her homelands around Nain, Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Raised out on the land with her large extended family, Maria’s knowledge of the land is strong and powerful.

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  • Hiker Karrat Fjord Greenland

    © Dennis Minty

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    What to Expect on an Arctic Expedition Landing

    Whether trekking through stunning landscapes or meeting remarkable locals, we seek to get off the ship and explore once, twice, or even three times each day. Here’s a handy guide on going ashore in the Arctic. (Don’t worry—we’ll walk you through these procedures many more times on your journey!)

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  • Guest uses binoculrs Eclipse Sound Nunatsiavut

    © Jen Derbach

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    As Far as the Eye Can See: The Best Binoculars for Expedition Travel

    Want to get up close and personal with a polar bear, colony of northern gannets, or pod of humpback whales? Better get yourself the perfect pair of binoculars! Naturalist and ecologist Dylan White shares with us his favourite tips for using and purchasing this essential expedition tool.

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  • Fun riding iceberg High Arctic

    © Stephen Gorman

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    Welcome into the Circle: Why Crossing the Fabled Arctic Boundary Is Cause for Celebration

    Crossing the Arctic Circle is a feat that few bucket list checkers can claim. But what makes this invisible threshold so compelling? Aaron Spitzer gives us the ins and outs of the lands of the midnight sun and the midday moon, and suggestions for how to celebrate this geographic accomplishment.

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