© Dennis Minty
The Adventure Canada family was deeply saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Professor Ted Cowan in January of 2022. Ted was a walking encyclopedia of all things Scottish and his passions and humour dominated any room. We are grateful for his memory. Read his full obituary here.
© Ali Inay / Lee Narraway
We would like to extend a hearty congratulations to two members of the extended Adventure Canada family for their recent appointments to the Order of Canada. Ian Tamblyn, long-time host and musician on our expeditions, was appointed as an Officer “for his enduring contributions as a folk music icon, adventurer, and cultural ambassador for Canada,” while Alexander Reford, one of our community partners at historic Jardins de Métis, is now a Member "for his leadership in the Canadian horticultural community, for bolstering regional tourism, and for promoting both heritage and environmental conservation.” Congratulations to you both for these well-deserved honours!
© Antje Springmann / Dennis Minty
Dennis Minty has worked as a photographer and naturalist for over twenty-five years. In his new 240-page ebook, Dennis shares valuable guidance about the practice of slow photography, used for the dual purpose of capturing great images and enjoying personal fulfillment as a photographer.
"Slow photography is an attitude, an approach, a philosophy, and a methodology,” Dennis writes. “It’s about slowing down, being thoughtful and reflective, considerate, and intentional. It strives towards authenticity and connection and transforms photography from reflex to ritual.”
Many of the stunning photos featured in the book were taken on travels that Dennis took with Adventure Canada.
On October 26, the Adventure Canada office staff enjoyed a sunny day of camaraderie and conservation with our partners at the Bruce Trail Conservancy. We joined volunteer coordinator Meghan and ecologist Mara for a hike along the Grindstone creek near Smokey Hollow Waterfall. Mara taught us how to identify common buckthorn, which is an invasive species in the area, and we worked in pairs using extrication tools to uproot saplings and small bushes of buckthorn from around the trail. Adventure Canada is excited to re-establish our company’s local volunteer partnerships as the province re-opens.
Adventure Canada is humbled to announce we’ve been chosen as a recipient of the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers 2021 Phoenix Award, in recognition of our commitment to training, employment, and capacity building in Inuit Nunangat. Over 50% of our expeditions operate within Inuit homelands and we have a long history of working alongside Inuit to offer travel experiences that empower Inuit and grow understanding and compassion between cultures. One recent example is Jason Edmund's leadership of NALUNAIQSIJIIT: Inuit Cruise Training Initiative, established by the Government of Nunavut to increase numbers of Inuit working in the marine tourism industry.
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!
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!