Better Together for the Holidays

Support artists, independent businesses, and worthy causes this holiday season!

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Donations

Donate on behalf of a loved one to support worthy projects in environmental conservation, youth engagement, cultural revitalization, and more.

Give the gift of conservation this Christmas

Give a flock this Christmas with a BirdLife World Bird Club membership. Your gift will save birds from extinction, support disadvantaged communities in key wildlife spots, and help protect vital habitats. Your loved one will receive a welcome pack and a quarterly BirdLife magazine, either by post or digitally. Memberships start from $6 CAD a month.

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Bird life international membership

Support Inuit youth through the Ayalik Fund

Over the past eight years, Ayalik Fund has provided Inuit youth with life-changing opportunities to build self-esteem and confidence through canoeing, tall-ship sailing, and backpacking adventures across Canada. Last summer, forty youth from Nunavut participated in an array of expeditions across Canada. Every penny of your donation will help support a new participant in 2023. Tax donation receipts are available.

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Ayalik fund youth

Help support Inuit art

One of the most important things we can do for the art that we love is to support and nurture working artists. People like you have provided workshops, grants, and a platform for Inuit art to be celebrated on the world stage! The Inuit Art Foundation strives to create opportunities for more emerging artists. With help from gifts like this, they can ensure artists like Gayle can express themselves, fearlessly.

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Help to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada

The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that has been working to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada for more than nineteen years. The LHF works to encourage people to address racism and discrimination so as to contribute to the equality, dignity, and just relationships among all. They work with teachers, school boards, universities, policing agencies, governments, officials, banks, unions, private businesses, and citizens to help meet these goals.

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Support the revitalization of language and culture

The Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society has been working for over twenty-five years to preserve and promote Inuinnait language and culture. They strive to deliver programming that puts Elders and youth together to re-establish the transmission of language and cultural skills. They will continue to work hard in 2023, putting fluent speakers and knowledge holders in the position to mentor their youth. Tax donation receipts are available.

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Kitikmeot Heritage Society

Give the gift of an Abbey Gardens experience

Abbey Gardens is a charitable organization in Haliburton County, created with a mission to transform a spent gravel pit into a green space dedicated to economic, educational, and recreational growth in the community. Give a gift that directly supports programs and projects like summer camp registrations, healthy lunch programs, food for kids’ initiatives, vegetable garden development, restoration projects, trail building, and more!

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Books, Recitations & Other Reading Material

Whether you want to dive into a new mystery series or learn about Inuit cinema, you’ll be sure to find a good read among these books, novels, magazines, and recitations – all by Adventure Canada expedition team members and partners.

“Where the Sea Kuniks the Land” by Ashley Qilavaq-Savard

Released just this November, Where the Sea Kuniks the Land is the debut poetry collection from Inuk writer, artist, and filmmaker, Ashley Qilavaq-Savard. The importance of land, culture, and identity play key roles in these poems, and the collection will move you to think deeply about colonization, inherited trauma, and grief. It also paints beautiful pictures of Arctic landscapes, love stories, and growth.

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A new Sebastian Synard mystery from Kevin Major

Four for Fogo Island finds Sebastian Synard on a weekend excursion with his new significant other, Mae. (As he says, “What a difference a Mae makes.”) But murder in a quilt shop on scenic Fogo Island leads the pair away from their quest for some R&R to a very different getaway.

Check your local independent bookstore to buy or order the book, or to purchase online. To find out more about the books in the Sebastian Synard series, go to the small, homegrown Canadian publisher, Breakwater Books.

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Kevin major book series

Recitations by Dave Paddon

Dave has published a number of books of his recitations including some on handmade paper using hand set type. Dave also has available two illustrated children's books and a collection of thirteen of his funniest recitations titled, Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True.

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Ralph flying hound book

“Inuit TakugatsaliuKatiget | On Inuit Cinema”, a new book edited by Mark David Turner

Inuit TakugatsaliuKatiget | On Inuit Cinema centres Inuit, their colleagues, and families in the interpretation of global Inuit cinema. Composed of interviews, new writing, a catalogue of moments in the history of Inuit cinema, and a filmography of 500 films and television shows by and about Inuit, the book is an essential addition to all collections.

Use the discount code “adventure” to get 20% off any order that includes a copy of Inuit TakugatsaliuKatiget | On Inuit Cinema. Free shipping on all orders within Canada.

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Inuit takugatsaliukatiget on inuit cinema book cover

Celebrate Canada with a gift subscription to Canadian Geographic

Canadian Geographic magazine is a Canadian magazine that celebrates Canada — past, present, and possible futures. They’re dedicated to uncovering and communicating stories about Canadian people, places, and issues that matter. Published by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian Geographic magazine is more than a geography publication; each issue of Canadian Geographic is a voyage of discovery and exploration that features the latest science, environment, travel and human and cultural stories from across this country. The writing comes to visual life through stunning photography, original cartography, and elegant art direction.

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“Kuni: A Japanese Vision and Practice for Urban-Rural Reconnection” by Richard McCarthy and Tsuyoshi Sekihara

Released just this October, Kuni: A Japanese Vision and Practice for Urban-Rural Reconnection, addresses the question facing small rural communities situated in fragile corners of the Earth: How do we survive? Through Japanese story-telling and North American analysis of this compelling model, Kuni brings the struggle back home to Newfoundland, food movements, and farmers' markets.

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Kuni book cover

Sable Island Stories – Preserving its history

The Friends of Sable Island Society collects and preserves the human history of Sable Island as a labour of love, and as part of their mission to ensure the long-term conservation of this special place. Sable Island Stories: Volume One is a collection of articles, short stories, quick facts, poems, and art.

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Give The Walrus as a gift

The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. Never go wrong when you gift a subscription to The Walrus. It’s the gift that keeps giving all year long—while entertaining and informing everybody on your list. Unlock a special offer exclusively for the Adventure Canada community using the link below and support The Walrus today.

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Orkney's Neolithic Epic – Skara book series by Andrew Appleby

Set in Neolithic Orkney, Skara brings heroine Shala and hero Oiwa together across the vast ocean to save the people of the Isles. Oiwa discovers his destiny through an epic polar journey travelling through northern Canada and the Arctic.

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Andrew appleby skara book series

“The Ancestors Are Happy” by David Pelly

David Pelly’s most recent book explores his favourite theme: the Arctic as a landscape of stories. From a guest on the 2022 Northwest Passage expedition, “Everyone in Canada should read this book: history, human interest, drama, adventure, ethnography, and above all, a love story.” Learn more about the story behind the book.

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“River Song: Sailing the History of the St. Lawrence” by Phil Jenkins

In his book, River Song: Sailing the History of the St. Lawrence, author Phil Jenkins builds a history of the St. Lawrence through the evolution of the vessels that have sailed it, from canoes to canalers. Along the way he goes wreckdiving and sails the river on a tall ship as a crew member. Illustrated with historical postcards. Learn more about Phil and his books on his website.

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Art, Apparel & Other Special Items

Support Canadian artisans and businesses this holiday season. Shop for artfully made calendars, prints, qiviut socks, exclusive merchandise, and more.

Tom Cochrane's 2023 photo calendar

Photographer and Adventure Canada expedition team member, Tom Cochrane's 2023 calendar features twelve scenes from throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, spanning all seasons and a variety of landscapes. Some of the areas featured include Francois, Woody Point, Trout River, and Fogo Island, several of which you may recognize if you’ve travelled on the Newfoundland Circumnavigation expedition!

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Tom cochrane photo calendar

Ultra-warm and soft yarn and knitwear from the Canadian Arctic by Nunavut Qiviut

Nunavut Qiviut creates luxury yarn and knit items made from sustainable Arctic fibre. Based in Nunavut, they make and sell yarn internationally and make knit items including qiviut socks, toques, scarves, gloves, and mittens. A true one-of-a-kind!

Get 15% off orders over $300 CAD. Free shipping worldwide on all orders.

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Nunavut qiviut

Prints and buffs from Jen Derbach Photography

Photographer and expedition team member, Jen Derbach focuses on capturing landscapes and wildlife. Her beautiful buffs feature different photos from her portfolio. These versatile accessories are great for travelling! Her newest buff design comes from a stunning photograph of a polar bear on sea ice near Baffin Island, Nunavut, spotted on the High Arctic Explorer expedition this year! Jen offers many printing options including canvas, metal, and photo paper.

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Jen derbach buff polar bear

© Jen Derbach

Shop exclusive gear from The Explorers Club Outfitters

Founded in 1904, The Explorers Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers worldwide, including Edmund Hillary, Theodore Roosevelt, and Jane Goodall. The club's official online store, The Explorers Club Outfitters, features products and gear inspired by their incredible history. Visit the online shop for an array of exclusive products—including the famous red watch caps, limited edition club gear, apparel, accessories, and more.

For a limited time, enter the discount code "Adventure10" for 10% off your order, available only to the Adventure Canada community

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Explorers club outfitters

Expedition photography by Lauren Clewes

Looking for Arctic memories straight from the team on board? Gift a stunning image of an iceberg as a print, postcard, or even a mousepad! Lauren offers a selection of her photographs from the High Arctic Explorer and Greenland and Wild Labrador expeditions. Photo prints, images, and other items can be purchased online.

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© Lauren Clewes

Personalized private yoga classes with Harper and Alignedness custom creations

Give the gift of wellness! Consistent yoga practice is known to enhance overall quality of life, effectively treat ailments, and improve mental clarity. Following a brief phone consultation, Harper designs unique tailored classes to deliver immersive and specialized meditation and movement. Classes can be held live over zoom or recorded for viewing at the recipient’s leisure.

Fill out the details on the page linked below to select class packages and discuss payment. In the “Comments, questions, concerns” box mention Adventure Canada and receive a 10% discount on all purchases! Email Harper with any questions.

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Calendars, greeting cards, and prints from Sandy Sharkey

This holiday season put a little wild under the tree! Photographer Sandy Sharkey's images of wild horses adorn a new collection of prints, greeting cards, and calendars! The Sable Island Horses Wild and Free 2023 Calendar – perfect for horse lovers – features twelve colourful images of Sable Island's iconic wild horses. The Winter Wild greeting cards include a box of twenty-five blank cards featuring five beautiful images of wild horses in wintery settings.

Enter the discount code “GIFT” at checkout to save 20%! Free shipping within Canada and the United States.

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Sandy sharkey wild horses

© Sandy Sharkey

Adventure Canada gift certificates

Share the Adventure Canada spirit with someone special this holiday season. Blow their mind with an expedition, contribute to their fare, or help them upgrade to the cabin of their dreams with the purchase of an Adventure Canada gift certificate available in any denomination.

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Eclipse sound zodiac cruise

© Dennis Minty