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  • Aaju Peter teaching Inuktitut workshop

    © Lee Narraway

    Photo Story

    Mind, Body, Heart, and Soul: Adventure Travel as Lifelong Learning

    Whether in the Arctic, Atlantic Canada, Europe, or Antarctica, the time you spend at sea on one of our small ships is the perfect complement to your time on shore. Cruise Director Ellie Clin shares the types of experiences that will educate, engage, and enlighten you in our onboard program.

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  • Guest polar plunge jump snow Arctic

    © Mark Edward Harris

    Article

    My First Polar Plunge

    Polar plunge. Penguin swim. Polar bear dip. Whatever you want to call it, it’s an experience you’ll never forget on an Arctic or Antarctic expedition! Here, Adventure Canada botanist, author, and artist Carolyn Mallory describes her one and only polar plunge, jumping into Baffin Bay off the coast of Greenland.

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  • David Pelly Ancestors Are Happy

    In Brief

    Adventure Canada Recommends: “The Ancestors Are Happy: True Tales of the Arctic” by David F. Pelly

    Adventure Canada congratulates David Pelly on the release of his new book, The Ancestors Are Happy: True Tales from the Arctic. David is a long-time member of the Adventure Canada expedition team and, along with his wife Laurie, is the co-founder of the Ayalik Fund.

    The Ancestors Are Happy draws on David’s expertise collecting oral histories and traditional knowledge with Inuit elders. Paul Okalik, the first Premier of the territory of Nunavut, shares that, "David Pelly writes with respect and clarity, which allows the reader to learn in a truly honest and insightful way." Well done, David!

  • Guest polar dive swim Arctic

    © Dennis Minty

    Article

    Take the Polar Plunge

    There are few exploits as memorable and invigorating on an Arctic or Antarctic expedition as the legendary polar plunge. Not for the faint of heart, leaping into these frigid waters is a thrilling, rejuvenating, and envy-inducing bucket list experience that you’ll not soon forget.

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  • Aaju peters eating country foods

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Six Arctic Foods & Beverages You Don't Want to Miss

    The North is a culinary wonderland for adventurous eaters, and the opportunity to try both new and traditional Inuit foods is a highlight our expeditions. Cruise Director Ellie Clin shares six of her must-try personal favourites—meats, fish, fruit, and beans(!)—from this tasty region of the world.

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  • King penguins south georgia mountains

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Antarctica

    South Georgia: Holy Grail en Route to Antarctica

    Lonesome South Georgia is a Marine Protected Area and home to scores of penguins, seals, and albatrosses. Rich in rousing history and beautiful scenery, the mountains, fjords, and glaciers will leave you lost for words. Learn more in Dennis Minty’s article about this fascinating stop on our Antarctic expeditions.

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  • Birds in flight Cape Spear

    © Dennis Minty

    Article

    Where Do You Belong?

    In Newfoundland, instead of asking where you’re from, people will often say, “Where do you belong?” Dennis Minty explores this rich question with personal anecdotes about his own sense of place and how his travels have deepened his connection to home.

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