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  • Feature photo Francois Newfoundland vista

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story | Newfoundland and Labrador

    Francois, Newfoundland: Small Town, Big Spirit

    If you’re lucky enough to travel there, visiting the remote outport of Francois, Newfoundland is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget! Learn more about the real-life effects of the cod moratorium and kick up a jig at a kitchen party. Photographer Dennis Minty shares more in this photo story.

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  • Polar bear walking through snow

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Coping with the Cold: Strategies of Arctic Birds and Mammals

    Arctic wildlife benefit from a variety of anatomical, physiological, and behaviour adaptations that make them well suited to life in cold environments. Camouflaging insulation, special digestive enzymes, and even the shape of their feet help them survive. Read on for more fascinating facts from photographer and wildlife biologist Dennis Minty.

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  • In My Time Stories from Labrador Elders

    Video | Newfoundland and Labrador

    In My Time: Stories of Labrador Elders

    Storyteller Dave Paddon and St. John’s Storytelling present this engaging narrative video from Labrador Elders. Hear the compelling tales of Jean Crane, Alex Saunders, Sarah and Gilbert Baikie, and Morris “Pop” Blake and imagine the dramatic cultural changes they’ve experienced during their lifetimes.

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  • Ellie Manitoulin Island trail

    Article

    What I Learned from Writing a Territorial Acknowledgement

    Territorial acknowledgements—paying homage to the traditional homelands where an event takes place or a structure is built—are one small way we can show respect to Indigenous peoples within Canada and around the world. Here, Ellie Clin shares what she learned from writing the territorial acknowledgement for Adventure Canada.

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  • Gentoo penguin jumping in water

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story | Antarctica

    Penguins: A Cast of Characters

    There are many species of penguin that you can see on an Antarctic voyage, including gentoo, king, macaroni, Adélie, chinstrap, rockhopper, Magellanic, and emperor. In this photo story, wildlife biologist and photographer Dennis Minty helps us take a closer look at eight of our favourite waddling friends.

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  • Lori Mc Carthy feature photo

    © Victoria Polsoni

    Article

    Interview with a Taste of Place Ambassador: Lori McCarthy

    Lori McCarthy is a wild chef, forager, hunter, educator, chronic outdoorsperson, and—most fiercely—a Newfoundlander. In this interview she tells us more about her new book, how people and place connect to food, and why a trip to Newfoundland should be on every adventurous eater’s bucket list.

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  • Drygalski Fjord South Georgia mountains

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story |

    Nine Far-Flung Places to Visit by Sea

    No airports. No tunnels. No highways or helipads. Sometimes, it's just best to travel the old-fashioned way—by sea! Here are nine special places Adventure Canada visits that most of us will only ever have the chance to reach via ship. Which of them are on your bucket list?

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