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  • Cedar in labrador

    © Dennis Minty

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    Travel at the Edge

    Adventure Canada CEO Cedar Swan seeks out connection with people, place, and nature when she travels. In this personal essay, Cedar describes some of her most memorable travels, the joy of watching her young daughters undergo their own transformative travel experiences, and the duty of travellers to leave a place better than they found it.

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  • Woman looks with binoculars tadoussac whales

    © Victoria Polsoni

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    Regenerative Travel: Can Travel Mend the World?

    The Regenerative Travel section of the Mindful Explorer brings our readers engaging learning about politics, economics, climate science, social development, Indigenous cultural revitalization, and other pressing topics of the day. This article by Adventure Canada co-founder Bill Swan provides an introduction to the concept of regenerative travel.

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  • Street signs uqsuqtuuq gjoa haven

    © Mark Edward Harris

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    Reclaiming the Names: Decolonizing the Arctic, One Place Name at a Time

    Why did Cape Dorset become Kinngait—and what new names are next? Adventure Canada historian, political scientist, and journalist Aaron Spitzer wraps his mind (and mouth) around reclaiming names across Inuit Nunangat and Canada.

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  • Aara area of research southern labrador in background flowers island in foreground

    © Dennis Minty

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    Partnership Profile: Amina Anthropological Resources Association

    Adventure Canada and the Amina Anthropological Resources Association have worked in partnership for over ten years. In this 2020 update, archaeologist Latonia Hartery tells us more about AARA’s mandates and programs, and announces the lucky recipient of the Pioneers Scholarship.

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  • Walking amongst bluebells scotland

    © Dennis Minty

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    Regenerative Tourism 101

    Adventure Canada is delighted to be working with Dr. Pauline Sheldon as we deepen our understanding and practice of regenerative travel. In this article, Dr. Sheldon provides an academic deep dive into the research and theory behind this exciting new field.

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  • Ayalik fund youth and trip leaders 2020

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    Partnership Profile: The Ayalik Fund

    Adventure Canada and the Ayalik Fund have worked in partnership since 2016. In memory of their son, Eric Ayalik Okalitana Pelly, long-time Adventure Canada staff members David and Laurie Pelly started the Ayalik Fund to provide opportunities for Inuit youth to build self-esteem and confidence through challenging outdoor adventure.

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  • Owl printmaking kinngait cape dorset

    © Lee Narraway

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    Buyer Be Fair: A Guide to Smart—and Responsible—Shopping in the Arctic

    The North is rich with beautiful art, and wherever we travel, Adventure Canada aims to help our guests be responsible and respectful consumers. If you’re looking forward to purchasing a one-of-a-kind souvenir on one of our expeditions, here are six easy-to-follow tips to help you shop ethically in the Arctic.

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