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small-ship expedition cruise

Into the Northwest Passage

August 27–September 12, 2024

Reference Code: ACCANGEO

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

Reference Code: ACCANGEO

To book, contact us at [email protected] or submit the Get a Quote form on our website.

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.

  • 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 donated to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society to further its important programming

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Travel alongside Canadian Geographic ambassador, Ken McGoogan

Ken is an esteemed author and historian who has embarked on adventurous journeys across the globe—even surviving a shipwreck in the Indian Ocean! He has over a dozen published books, including his newest book, Searching for Franklin: New Answers to the Great Arctic Mystery.

Discover intriguing Arctic history, dive into his newest book, and sail the legendary Northwest Passage with Ken!

Learn more about Ken

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Into the Northwest Passage 2024 Map
  • Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
  • Day 2: Sisimiut
  • Day 3: Ilulissat
  • Day 4-5: Western Greenland
  • Day 6: At Sea — Davis Strait
  • Day 7: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU, Canada
  • Day 8-10: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) & Devon Island
  • Day 11: Beechey Island
  • Day 12-13: Prince Regent Inlet
  • Day 14-16: Kitikmeot Region
  • Day 17: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU, Canada


Travel through Inuit Nunangat alongside Inuit

Experience the extraordinary privilege of journeying through Inuit Nunangat—the ice, water, and lands of Inuit.

Delve into a dynamic culture as you learn about the language, arts, cuisine, music, and traditions. Each facet is thoughtfully integrated into our on-board and onshore educational program, creating moments of authentic learning throughout your voyage.

Qullic lighting

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Sail the Northwest Passage at the top of the world

Traverse one of the world’s most mythical and celebrated ocean routes in the comfort of an ice-class expedition vessel.

Discover the legacy of this important waterway and the captivating story of Roald Amundsen, who overwintered in the bay for two years while searching for the Northwest Passage. Learn more about the triumphs of explorers like Amundsen and the vital role that Inuit knowledge played in successful crossings.

Sailing the northwest passage through ice

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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.

Beechey Island graves

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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.

Polar bear strolling on ice

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Learn More About Adventure Canada

Adventure Canada’s goal is to help every traveller become an enthusiastic ambassador for the regions and the cultures we visit. We believe travel is an opportunity to enrich people’s lives. And we believe getting to know the world is one way of becoming a better global citizen.

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