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!
© Marlis Butcher
Long-time Adventure Canada client, explorer, and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Marlis Butcher has released a new book, Park Bagger: Adventures in the Canadian National Parks. It is an inspiring collection of thrilling personal adventures and stunning photographs sharing the incredible diversity and profound beauty of Canada’s national parks.
Some of these adventures took place on Adventure Canada trips, as they provided Marlis with unique opportunities to access some of the country’s most remote parks. Park Bagger is now available for pre-order.
© Victoria Polsoni
Since we learned of her untimely passing, tributes for Anita Stewart (CM) have been pouring in from across the country.
We are blessed to have worked with Anita in the development and delivery of Adventure Canada’s Taste of Place program on our 2019 Newfoundland Circumnavigation.
Janet Buchanan, an Adventure Canada guest who lives in Toronto, wrote to us, “I'm so glad to have had the privilege to meet Anita and get to know her a bit, after many years of just knowing her name and what she was doing for our country.”
Anita, you are missed!
© Michelle Valberg
For your listening pleasure, tune in to David Newland’s new podcast called "Goodness Knows". In this treat for your ears, David speaks from his heart and shares thoughts, memories, and music from his archives.
One of Adventure Canada’s beloved expedition Hosts, David writes about this project, “I’m making the most of it—grateful for friends, family, health, and all the little things that make life really worth living. This show is my way of reflecting that. There are adventures to be had everywhere.”
Keriann McGoogan’s Chasing Lemurs: My Journey into the Heart of Madagascar is an amazing story that highlights appreciation of place, adventure, and how experiencing a new land can change your life.
In addition to being an accomplished writer and member of the Explorer’s Club, Keriann is Ken McGoogan and Sheena Fraser McGoogan’s daughter, whom so many of you have travelled with since the duo began sailing with Adventure Canada in 2005.
Down the road, keep your eyes peeled for an Adventure Canada offering in Madagascar!
We would like to offer our most hearty congratulations to friend of Adventure Canada, Michael Crummey, whose latest book, The Innocents, has won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award at the Atlantic Canada Book Awards. It has also been recognized as a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Rogers Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize. Those intrigued by the beauty of Newfoundland and the tenacity of Newfoundlanders won’t want to miss this great read.