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  • Cook and Peary political cartoon

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    Article | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Quest for the Top of the World

    For eons, humans have sought the North Pole. These exceptional polar expeditions by the likes of Buchan, Kane, and Peary have been bold, cold, and often enthrallingly bad. Their tales, woven here by political scientist, historian, and journalist Aaron Spitzer, are sure to send vicarious shivers down your spine.

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    An Inuk Perspective on Urban Living

    In this video presentation, Cultural Educator Heidi Langille shares her unique personal perspective as an Inuk living in southern Canada, away from her ancestral homeland. Learn more about the various reasons why Inuit may move south to urban centres and how they maintain strong ties to their culture.

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  • Sunrise over snow nain

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    Photo Story

    Feeling at Home out on the Land

    In this personal and honest photo story, Cultural Educator Maria Merkuratsuk shares her intimate connection to her homelands around Nain, Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Raised out on the land with her large extended family, Maria’s knowledge of the land is strong and powerful.

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  • 10best adventure cruise line award

    In Brief

    Voted Best Adventure Cruise Line

    We are proud to announce that we've been voted Best Adventure Cruise Line by USA Today 10Best for the fourth year in a row!

    This award recognizes us as leaders in the expedition industry who offer active and educational travel experiences for adventurers at heart. A panel of experts partnered with USA Today 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top ten winners were determined by popular vote. We are so grateful for the ongoing support of our clients, expedition team, staff, and crew and can't wait to travel with you all again!

  • three puffins standing on rock

    © Dennis Minty

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

    Eighteen Birds to Spot in Atlantic Canada

    Canada’s east coast buzzes with avian wildlife! In this photo story, Dennis Minty highlights which species to look out for on our Atlantic Canada expeditions and shares many fun birdie facts. From the endemic Ipswich sparrow to the common murre, these are eighteen species worth keeping your eyes peeled for.

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  • Staffa Fingals Cave Scotland

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    Article | Scotland

    Uncovering the Many Layers of Staffa

    What do a volcano, a giant, Queen Victoria, an overture, and a fantastic Zodiac cruise all have in common? Why, the Isle of Staffa, of course! Layered with geology, history, archaeology, mythology, and music, Staffa is a highlight of our Scotland Slowly expeditions. Ian Tamblyn’s fascinating article teaches us more.

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  • Hiker Karrat Fjord Greenland

    © Dennis Minty

    Photo Story

    What to Expect on an Arctic Expedition Landing

    Whether trekking through stunning landscapes or meeting remarkable locals, we seek to get off the ship and explore once, twice, or even three times each day. Here’s a handy guide on going ashore in the Arctic. (Don’t worry—we’ll walk you through these procedures many more times on your journey!)

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