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  • Redstock bay nunavut black and white

    © Scott Forsyth


    A Stormy Start

    “A storm is coming,” the guides warned her on the first day. Shannon McConnell’s Out of the Northwest Passage expedition may have started out grey and stormy, but a little Arctic weather couldn’t stop this Californian from having the trip of a lifetime!

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  • Gannet in flight above rocky coast

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Scotland

    Gracing the Windy Light: The Seabirds of Scotland

    A long-time admirer of seabirds, Dennis Minty takes us on a deep dive into the lives of gannets and puffins during their nesting seasons in the North Atlantic. From the towering granite of St. Kilda to the grassy hills of Fair Isle, seabird colonies abound in Scotland’s islands.

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  • Janet read light opens over water 5 29x40 oil graphite on duralar 2020


    High Arctic Light: Wilding and Cultivation

    Artist Janet Read presents a new exhibition of her works at Propeller Art Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, based on her travels on Adventure Canada’s Out of the Northwest Passage expedition. Here, she tells us about her journey, inspirations, and process.

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  • Sunny polar swim

    © Martin Lipman

    Article | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    How to Talk like an Adventurer: Nine Fine Phrases You’ll Find Yourself Saying in the Arctic

    A fluent speaker himself, Adventure Canada Historian, Political Scientist, and Journalist Aaron Spitzer gives us an introductory lesson in Adventurese: a tongue-twisting combination of sailors’ vernacular, Inuktitut, Newfoundland English, scientific terminology, and other company jargon.

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  • James raffan book launch

    In Brief

    "Ice Walker" by James Raffan: An Online Book Launch

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 7:00 PM ET

    Dr. James Raffan is hosting a Facebook Live online book launch of his highly-anticipated upcoming new book, Ice Walker. James will be joined by some of the people who were essential in creating this book, talk about the journey that led to here, read some of the essential pieces of Nanu's story, and offer opportunities to win exclusive giveaways. Be sure to “like” James Raffan’s Facebook page so you don’t miss this great event!

    To learn more about his upcoming book, watch the second episode of James’ video series on the Mindful Explorer.

  • Ian with gunna and trausti

    © Shannon McConnell


    A Family Trip to Remember

    To celebrate her son’s high school graduation, Shannon McConnell and her family explored some of Europe’s most beautiful wild coasts on our 2019 Iceland Circumnavigation. Here, Shannon reminisces about the sights they saw, and the craft microbrews they sampled, on their last family trip before their son fledged the nest.

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  • Red bay labrador 2

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Basque Country

    Red Bay, Apple Cider, Whaling, and the Basques

    Some of Europe’s earliest mariners, the Basques first came to Newfoundland and Labrador around the 1520s, drawn by the plentiful marine life. To kick off Adventure Canada’s new Basque Country expedition, Dennis Minty looks back to a unique Newfoundland Circumnavigation that highlighted Basque historical ties to the region.

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