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  • Landscape of Sable Island with horses in the distance

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Atlantic Canada, Sable Island and Gulf of Saint Lawrence

    A Smile in the Sea: Sable Island

    Sable Island’s unique geography, plant life, maritime history, wild horses, and aquatic mammals make it one of Canada’s natural and historical wonders. Photographer and naturalist Dennis Minty teaches us more about this special island, now a Parks Canada National Reserve.

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  • Horses feeding in misty air

    © Dennis Minty

    Article

    Dune Time: A Visit to Sable Island

    Adventure Canada was the first ship-based travel company to ever visit the Sable Island National Park Reserve, and in this personal account full of wonder and nostalgia, photographer and naturalist Dennis Minty takes us along for a stroll across its dunes.

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  • Alexandra Blagdon foraging seaweed

    © Victoria Polsoni

    In Brief

    Congratulations, Alexandra Blagdon!

    Congratulations to Adventure Canada Taste of Place Ambassador, Alexandra Blagdon, for her recent recognition in the Globe and Mail's 2020 list of Canada's next star chefs. Alexandra's foraging hikes were a highlight of our 2019 Newfoundland Circumnavigation shore excursions, in perfect complement to the incredible food and beverages she helped prepare for our Taste of Place culinary menu. This is the second year running that our Taste of Place Ambassadors have been nominated for this honour. Last year, Alexandra’s aunt Lori McCarthy was also highlighted. You can read more about our Newfoundland Circumnavigation Taste of Place Program here.

  • Feature photo magdalen islands

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story | Atlantic Canada, Sable Island and Gulf of Saint Lawrence

    The Top Ten Attractions on the Mighty Saint Lawrence

    Each Adventure Canada expedition holds its own unique itinerary highlights. Wildlife, geology, vibrant culture, and lip-smacking gastronomy are close to our hearts in this corner of Canada. Read more about our ten picks for the top experiences of this trip of a lifetime, the Mighty Saint Lawrence.

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  • Inuit qamutik sled dogs crossing ice crack 1931 coronation gulf

    © Richard S. Finnie

    Article | Northwest Passage

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

    Adventure Canada political scientist, historian, and journalist Aaron Spitzer has travelled the Northwest Passage a half-dozen times. Each visit, the voices of the past echo louder and ancient footsteps appear more vivid. This four-part series presents a brief overview of the quests to navigate the world’s most legendary waterway.

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  • 1743 C Middleton map of Hudson Bay Davis Straight

    © Library and Archives Canada

    Article | Northwest Passage

    Part 2: Gory, Glorious, Uproarious—Early Europeans and the Search for the Northwest Passage

    Adventure Canada political scientist, historian, and journalist Aaron Spitzer has travelled the Northwest Passage a half-dozen times. Each visit, the voices of the past echo louder and ancient footsteps appear more vivid. This four-part series presents a brief overview of the quests to navigate the world’s most legendary waterway.

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  • Beechey island graves 2019

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Northwest Passage

    Part 3: Gory, Glorious, Uproarious—The British Admiralty's Quest for the Northwest Passage

    Adventure Canada political scientist, historian, and journalist Aaron Spitzer has travelled the Northwest Passage a half-dozen times. Each visit, the voices of the past echo louder and ancient footsteps appear more vivid. This four-part series presents a brief overview of the quests to navigate the world’s most legendary waterway.

    Learn More