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small-ship expedition cruise

High Arctic Explorer

August 5–16, 2023

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Be sure to include the exclusive promo code when booking to claim all the Canadian Geographic Adventure offers and benefits.

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Canadian Geographic Exclusive Offers and Benefits

Travelling with a purpose has never been so rewarding. Check out these exclusive offers and benefits of booking a Canadian Geographic Adventure.

  • Exclusive virtual pre-expedition meet-and-greet with your expedition ambassador and Adventure Canada leadership team
  • Complimentary Canadian Geographic Magazine
  • Complimentary Canadian Geographic ball cap
  • On-board dinner hosted by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society with complimentary beverages
  • A portion of the fees from every Canadian Geographic Adventure booked is directed to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society to further its important programming

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Expand your learning of the Arctic regions with Joseph Frey as you venture to the high Arctic

Canadian Geographic ambassador, Joseph Frey, will be joining the High Arctic Explorer expedition. Fascinated by polar sciences Joseph has taken part in expeditions to the Antarctic, Greenland, and across the Canadian high Arctic with various organizations.

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Map

High Arctic Explorer 2022 Map
  • Day 1: Qausuittuq (Resolute), Nunavut, Canada
  • Day 2: Beechey Island
  • Day 3-6: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) and Devon Island
  • Day 7: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
  • Day 8: At Sea — Davis Strait
  • Day 9: Western Greenland
  • Day 10: Ilulissat
  • Day 11: Sisimiut Coast
  • Day 12: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Highlights

Visit Beechey Island National Historic Site

Pay your respects at one of the most notorious sites in the Arctic: Beechey Island. Learn about the famed site where the ill-fated Franklin Expedition overwintered from 1845–1846. See the graves of three of Franklin’s men (along with one of a fourth man from a later Northwest Passage expedition) that are a haunting memorial to the heyday of European Arctic exploration.

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Marvel at enormous icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Visit the fastest-calving glacier in the world, which spills thousands of enormous icebergs into the spectacular Ilulissat Icefjord in Disko Bay, Greenland every year. View the icebergs from the shore on a hike along the boardwalk—then board a Zodiac to cruise your way among them!

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Cruise pristine natural areas to spot amazing Arctic wildlife

Tallurutiup Imanga, the entrance to the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic archipelago, is home to Canada’s newest National Marine Protected Area. Seek seabirds, marine mammals, and polar bears in this unique, protected habitat.

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Enjoy an Inuit cultural welcome at Mittimatilik

Enjoy the warmth of an Inuit welcome as drum dancers, throat singers, and cultural ambassadors share their stories, songs, and connections to the land. See the stunning views of Bylot Island, try your luck against a local athlete at Inuit games, and look for handicrafts and carvings for purchase at the cultural centre.

Pond Inlet Inuit Welcome

Explore the spectacular west coast of Greenland

Hike, kayak, stroll, and Zodiac cruise at stops along the west coast of Greenland, a region deeply cut by spectacular fjords. Soak in this stunning scenery, where glaciers are spawned from the enormous Greenland ice cap and produce the mighty icebergs that ride their way north on currents before being carried southbound for Newfoundland.

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