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!
© 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.”