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  • Callanish stones Orkney Islands

    © Dennis Minty

    Video | Scotland

    Assipattle and the Stoorworm: An Orcadian Folktale

    Cozy up with a warm drink and some popcorn to settle in for this engaging video presentation. Tom Muir—storyteller, historian, archaeologist, and author—tells us the captivating folktale of Assipattle and the Stoorworm, brought to the Orkney Islands with the Vikings long ago.

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  • Graeme Gibson Svanur Thorkelsson and Margaret Atwood

    © Michelle Valberg

    Article

    Invitation from Margaret Atwood

    Since her childhood spent in the woods of Northern Ontario and Quebec, Margaret has been a passionate conservationist and a tireless advocate for the natural world. A deep believer in the power of getting people out into nature, Margaret invites you to travel alongside her in 2021.

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  • Seal meal sunset

    © Victoria Polsoni

    Article

    Taste of Place: Circumnavigating Newfoundland

    Destination Canada has recognized our Newfoundland Circumnavigation, including our new Taste of Place culinary program, as a Canadian Signature Experience. Anita Stewart was a Special Guest for our 2019 Newfoundland Circumnavigation, and here she writes from the heart about the tenacity of Newfoundlanders and their traditional foods.

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  • James raffan episod 3 cover image

    © Jason van Bruggen

    Video | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Episode 3: “The Idea of North”

    Inspired by a ground-breaking 1967 radio documentary by Glenn Gould, 'The Idea of North' is an engaging meditation on some of the many ways in which the North is cast in the human imagination.

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  • Greenland iceberg waterfalls mountains

    © Dennis Minty

    Article | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    The Greenland Norse: Why Did They Disappear?

    Why were the Norse so keen to find new lands? Why did their Greenland settlements eventually fail? And, when we picture the Greenland Norse, why is an image of a farmer perhaps more apropos than one of a pillaging Viking?

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  • 13 boat newfoundland sunrays

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story | Newfoundland and Labrador

    Why Are There No Snakes on the Island of Newfoundland?

    In this humorous combination of science and history, renowned Adventure Canada photographer Dennis Minty takes us through a compelling photo story to answer this intriguing question. Join him to learn about snakes in Newfoundland, and along the way, you’ll discover more about ocean currents, glaciers, cod, and moose, too!

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  • Greenland mountains

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story |

    Northern Jewels Part 2: Greenland’s Southwest Coast

    Esteemed photographer Dennis Minty has travelled with Adventure Canada since 2002, when he first joined an expedition throughout Iceland and Greenland. In this two-part photo essay, Dennis takes us on a tour of this beautiful region of the Arctic, showcasing how that journey had the power to change him forever.

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