Better Together for the Holidays
Support artists, independent businesses, and worthy causes this holiday season!
The Ayalik Fund
In memory of their son, Eric Ayalik Okalitana Pelly, long-time Adventure Canada expedition team members David and Laurie Pelly started the Ayalik Fund to provide opportunities for Inuit youth to build self-esteem and confidence through challenging outdoor adventure. Tax donation receipts are available.
Students on Ice
Since 2000, Students on Ice has followed its mandate to educate the world’s youth about the importance of the polar regions, support their continued growth, and inspire initiatives that contribute to global sustainability, particularly through their award-winning educational youth expeditions. Tax donation receipts are available.
The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. As a registered charity, they publish independent, fact-based journalism, produce national, ideas-focused events, and train emerging professionals in publishing and non-profit management. Tax donation receipts are available, and a gift matching campaign will double your contribution if you donate before December 31, 2020.
Inuit Art Foundation
Donations to the Inuit Art Foundation help connect Inuit artists and opportunities, support the beautiful Inuit Art Quarterly magazine, offer artist residency opportunities, provide awards, and much more. Tax donation receipts are available, and a gift matching campaign will double your contribution up to $20,000.
BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organizations (NGOs) that strives to conserve birds, their habitats, and global biodiversity by working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. Together there are over one hundred BirdLife Partners worldwide—one per country or territory—and growing.
Pitquhurnikkut Ilihautiniq — Kitikmot Heritage Society
For more than twenty years, Pitquhurnikkut Ilihautiniq has been working to document, preserve, and share Inuinnait culture, knowledge, and language. Time to work with the last generation of Elders who grew up on the land is running out, and your donations can make a direct and profound impact on current and future generations of Inuinnait. Tax donation receipts are available.
The Bruce Trail Conservancy
The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization, trail association, and land trust dedicated to establishing and preserving a permanent conservation corridor along the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario. To date the Bruce Trail Conservancy has been responsible for the preservation of over 11,500 acres of Escarpment land. Tax donation receipts are available.
Project North is a not-for-profit organization dedication to providing enriching experiences rooted in play, sport, and education for youth in northern Canada. By donating to their Gear Up program, you can help fill a hockey bag with player and goalie equipment that will be donated to teams in northern communities. Tax donation receipts are available.
Amina Anthropological Resources Association Inc.
AARA is a not-for-profit organization that researches, preserves, and promotes archaeology, cultural heritage, and artistic resources in Newfoundland, Labrador, and the Arctic. Donations support their educational and public-relations programs, including their Pioneers Scholarship. Tax donation receipts are available.
Friends of Sable Island Society
Sable Island is a Canadian National Park Reserve, and the Friends of Sable Island Society helps to preserve this special place. They support learning and education through an annual scholarship, public presentations, and partnerships with other like-minded organizations, and promote research by hosting a biennial Sable Island conference. You can support them by becoming a member or purchasing merchandise from their online store.
Wings over the Rockies
The mandate of the Wings over the Rockies Society is to foster immediate and long-term positive action on behalf of birds, wildlife, and habitat by utilizing and recognizing public education, research results, quality economic development and the skills and resources of our communities, balancing the needs of human and natural systems. Tax donation receipts are available.
John Rae Society
A match funding campaign is currently underway to renovate and preserve the Hall of Clestrain—the birthplace of Arctic explorer John Rae—and turn it into a world-class visitor centre and community resource. This will provide real economic and educational benefits in Orkney, Scotland. Tax donation receipts are available for UK citizens.
The Explorers Club
Explorers Club programs support field science endeavours across the globe by awarding grants, communicating scientific discovery to the public, and cataloguing the history of field science and exploration at their headquarters museum. Donations support these multifaceted programs. Tax donation receipts are available.
Abbey Gardens is a not-for profit charity in Haliburton, Ontario that provides economic and recreational opportunities to learn about sustainable living. Their Community Trust provides children’s educational programs about gardening, nature, ecology, and cooking. Tax donation receipts are available.
"The Wild Coasts of Canada" by Scott Forsyth
Winner of the 2020 Banff Film and Book Festival—Mountain Image Award. Available for purchase online through Rocky Mountain Books. Or to request a copy signed by the author, contact photographer Scott Forsyth directly through his website with your name, phone number, shipping address, and the name/message for the inscription to arrange for payment ($60.00 CAD plus shipping).
"Northbound" by David Newland
The latest album by musician and expedition host David Newland, Northbound is a critically acclaimed live album of original songs based on his travels through the Northwest Passage with Adventure Canada. David's 2012 album, Give It a Whirl, is also available. Purchase the album in CD format for $20.00 CAD plus shipping by contacting David via email.
Award-Winning Films by John Houston
Choose from a selection of filmmaker and Inuit art expert John Houston’s award-winning films, including his latest, Atautsikut / Leaving None Behind, or a discounted bundle of all eight of his films to date. Use the discount code adventurecanadafamily for 10% off your online purchase on his website.
"In the Shadow of the Pole: An Early History of Arctic Expeditions, 1871-1912" by Season Osborne
Written by expedition historian Season Osborne, In the Shadow of the Pole tells the history of how the Arctic came to be part of the country of Canada. Available as a paperback or e-book from Canadian publisher Dundurn Press, or from your favourite local bookstore.
"My Indian" by Saqamaw Mi’sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill
Co-written by Saqamaw Mi’sel Joe, the hereditary and elected chief of Miawpukek First Nation, Newfoundland—a favourite stop on our Newfoundland Circumnavigation expeditions—this historical fiction tells the story of Sylvester Joe, a Mi’kmaq guide for explorer William Epps Cormack. Available for pre-order from Canadian publisher Breakwater Books.
"Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey through the Fragile Arctic" by James Raffan
From explorer and bestselling author James Raffan comes an enlightening and original creative nonfiction story about a polar bear’s precarious existence in the changing Arctic. Available in hardcover or e-book from Simon and Schuster Canada or from your favourite local bookstore.
"From Thistles to Cowpies" by Jill Martin Bouteillier
Authored by expedition team member Jill Martin Bouteillier from our Atlantic Canada Explorer and Sable Island expeditions, this soon-to-be-released book is a unique blend of biography and memoir focusing on Canada’s early immigrants. Use the discount code BT2020 for 30% off your online purchase.
"The Ancestors Are Happy" by David Pelly
This book by author and cultural historian David Pelly is a compilation of personal stories shared by Inuit, and draws on his more than forty years of experience living, travelling, and learning in Nunavut. The publisher will donate $5.00 to the Ayalik Fund for every purchase of the book made by December 31, 2020.
"Two for the Tablelands" by Kevin Major
The sequel to One for the Rock, author and historian Kevin Major is back with this new work of fiction about a murder in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. Chosen as the Staff Pick for Atlantic Books Today. Available in paperback from Canadian publisher Breakwater Books.
"Dearly" by Margaret Atwood
Dearly is best-selling author Margaret Atwood’s first collection of poetry published in over a decade. Available in hardcover, e-book, or as an audiobook download from Penguin Random House Canada or from your favourite local bookstore.
Arts, Crafts & Experiences
Support Canadian artisans and take part in unique experiences this holiday season. Shop for artfully made greeting cards, prints, calendars, soaps, and Inuit art, or visit special places across the country.
Greeting Cards by Laura Adams
Acrylics artist and Assistant Expedition Leader Laura Adams creates greeting cards from her incredible paintings of Arctic landscapes, available for sale by contacting her through her Facebook page. Perfect for your holiday cards!
Prints by Dennis Minty
Expedition photographer and wildlife biologist Dennis Minty has photo prints, canvas prints, and framed prints for sale. His stunning images capture sights of Newfoundland and Labrador, Scotland, the Arctic, Antarctica, and around the world.
Handmade Soaps by Heather Angnatok
Heather Angnatok, an Inuit Cultural Educator hailing from Nain, Nunatsiavut, creates handmade soaps and skin care products using traditional, sustainably harvested Labrador ingredients. Her Labrador Tea soap ($6 per bar, plus shipping) and Nanuk soap ($10 per bar, plus shipping) are currently available for purchase.
Calendars and Prints by Steve Sheppard
Photographer and marine biologist Steve Sheppard has two 2021 calendars for sale, one of icebergs and one featuring scenes from around Newfoundland, including some taken on our Newfoundland Circumnavigation expedition. Visit his website to see more of his work or order a print, and contact Steve by email to order a calendar ($35.00 CAD, includes shipping within Canada).
Experiential Inuit Art Opportunity with Heather Beecroft
Visit wholesale showrooms of Inuit Art as it arrives in Ontario from the North, with the guidance of art collector Heather Beecroft. Perfect for your own personal collection or to buy for holiday gifts. Contact Heather by email to arrange a time and date for this unique opportunity.
Stay at the Rose Bay Homestead in beautiful Nova Scotia
Perfect for large families within the Atlantic Canada travel bubble, the Rose Bay Homestead on the south shore of Nova Scotia is a beautiful vacation and event property rental overseen by marine biologist and art instructor Ree Brennin Houston. Use the discount code adventurecanadafamily for 10% off your booking before December 31, 2020.
Visit a National Healing Forest
National Healing Forests are a unique initiative to create a network of forests and green spaces across Canada where Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples can come together in the spirit reconciliation to heal, reflect, meditate, talk, share, and build respect and understanding.
Only available while supplies last, we have limited quantities of discontinued first generation Adventure Canada jackets for sale at 30% off their market retail value. Waterproof, insulated, and stylish! $180.00 CAD per jacket, plus $20.00 CAD shipping within Canada, $30.00 CAD to the United States, and $40.00 CAD international. Free shipping for Adventure Canada League of Adventurers members! View our sizing chart and email us to request your order.
Adventure Canada Gift Certificates
Give the gift of adventure to a loved one this holiday season! Available in any denomination amount you choose, a gift certificate is the perfect gift for someone who hasn't quite decided on their next travel adventure yet.