Small-Ship Expeditions to the Northwest Passage

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Webinar: Into the Northwest Passage with Dennis Minty

Join Dennis Minty, one of Adventure Canada’s most seasoned expedition team members and discover Into the Northwest Passage – one of Adventure Canada’s most comprehensive Arctic trips that touches all the bases.

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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.

Top of the World: 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.

Top of the World: Ten Facts About the Arctic

What if everything you knew about the Arctic was wrong? From freshwater to the North Pole, polar bears to Santa Claus, watch this video for ten fun facts about this fascinating region that might surprise you

Top of the World: Bowhead Whales

Bowheads are the largest whale by mass, but they also hold another intriguing record-breaking title. Research suggests that these whales can live to be well over a century, making them one of the longest-living animals on the planet. The key to their longevity may be their Arctic habitat.

Top of the World: 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.

Top of the World: The Whiskey "Wars" of Hans Island

In the Nares Strait, between Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island and northwestern Greenland, lies a tiny island just over a square kilometre in size. Learn more about the history of the friendly rivalry of this disputed territory in this video, then raise a toast to Hans Island!

Travel to the Arctic with Adventure Canada

Cross the Arctic Circle, sail through majestic fjords, and visit vibrant Inuit communities with our accomplished guides on an unforgettable small-ship expedition cruise with Adventure Canada!

Transform the Way You See the World with Adventure Canada

Founded in 1987, Adventure Canada is a family-run travel company specializing in small-ship expeditions to the world’s most beautiful and seldom visited coastlines.

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Into and Out of the Northwest Passage: A Tale of Two Trips

Are you wondering which of Adventure Canada’s Northwest Passage trips to take? Read this reflection by a guest who travelled back-to-back on these trips in one summer, and how together they helped him form a more complete impression of the Arctic. (In other words, you really can’t go wrong!)

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Part 1: Gory, Glorious, Uproarious—Introducing the Search for the Fabled Northwest Passage

Who was really the first person to travel the famed Northwest Passage? The answer might surprise you! Learn more about the long history of Inuit navigating the world’s most legendary waterway in the first of this four-part series.

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Ten Fascinating Points of Interest on Into the Northwest Passage

Each Adventure Canada expedition holds its own unique highlights. Find out more about the top ten experiences on this trip of a lifetime. Poignant historical sites, spectacular Arctic scenery, beautiful Inuit communities, and incredible ice leave us in awe on Into the Northwest Passage.

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Ten Incredible Experiences on Out of the Northwest Passage

Each Adventure Canada expedition holds its own unique highlights. Find out more about the top ten experiences on this trip of a lifetime. Welcoming Inuit communities, far northerly vistas, fascinating Arctic history, and aurora borealis viewing opportunities amaze us on Out of the Northwest Passage.

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