Ken McGoogan: Join Kan McGoogan on Into the Northwest Passage

Small-Ship Expedition

Join Ken McGoogan on Into the Northwest Passage

August 27 to September 12, 2024

© Dennis Minty

How to Book

Be sure to include the exclusive reference code when booking. Reference Code: McGooganNWP

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


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, NU, Canada

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Travel Through Inuit Nunangat Alongside Inuit

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

As honoured guests in the Inuit homeland, you’ll gain unique insights into the kinship between Inuit and the nuna (land). Connect with Inuit—artists, cultural educators, academics and more—who graciously share their knowledge and expertise.

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© Kristian Bogner

Cruise pristine natural areas to spot amazing Arctic wildlife

Seek seabirds, marine mammals, and polar bears in this unique, protected habitat.

Tallurutiup Imanga, the entrance to the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic archipelago, is home to Canada’s newest National Marine Protected Area.

See the glacier-fed waters, mountain landscapes, and rugged coastlines that define this vast and beautiful place—and the plentiful marine wildlife.

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© Jen Derbach

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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© Dennis Minty

Sail the infamous 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.

Hear the compelling stories of European explorers who attempted the challenge and of Inuit who have travelled the waterway for centuries.

Meet the guardians from the community of Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), responsible for protecting the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror.

Ocean endeavour at ilulissat

© Michelle Valberg

Watch and Learn

Adventure Canada’s Northwest Passage

Experience the lure of the High Arctic aboard a small-ship expedition cruise through the mythical Northwest Passage with Adventure Canada!

Filmed aboard Adventure Canada's voyage "Out of the Northwest Passage" in September 2015.

Beechey Island

One of the most intriguing places in the Arctic, Beechey island is now uninhabited but it holds a rich history. Learn more about the doomed Franklin expedition and the final resting place of three of his men in this thought-provoking video.

Ilulissat - Iceberg Capital of the World

On the shores of Disko Bay, western Greenland lies the town of Ilulissat, iceberg capital of the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sermeq Kujalleq glacier is the most productive in the northern hemisphere and was the birthplace of one of the world’s most infamous icebergs.

Amundsen's Success

The first European to sail the infamous Northwest Passage, Roald Amundsen took a remarkably different approach than other explorers at the time. Watch to learn about the lessons he took from Inuit along the way, and how they were instrumental in his successful passage and his later expedition to Antarctica.

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.