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    12-Day Arctic Expedition | Free Single Supplement Available | Offer Expires June 1, 2021

    Save 15% on Expeditions with Adventure Canada

    All-in Price: $10,195USD* per person

    Savings: 15%

    Free Single Supplement on select cabins in category 3 through 7 | Can be combined with 15% Early Booking Bonus

    Video: High Arctic Explorer

    Expedition Costs Include:

    • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
    • Applicable taxes and credit card fees 
    • Complimentary expedition jacket
    • Contribution to Adventure Canada’s Discovery Fund
    • Special access permits, entry, and park fees
    • Expert expedition team
    • Guided activities
    • Sightseeing and community visits
    • All Zodiac excursions
    • Port fees
    • Pre-departure materials
    • Educational program
    • Nikon Camera Trial Program
    • Interactive workshops
    • Evening entertainment  
    • All shipboard meals

    Expedition Costs Do Not Include:

    • Commercial and charter flights
    • Program enhancements/optional excursions
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expenses
    • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
    • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
    • Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
    • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation

    Photo: Expedition ship Ocean Endeavour at Prince Leopold Island, Nunavut. Photo by Martin Lipman

    Highlights:

    • Visit the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island 
    • Watch for marine mammals and wildlife in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) National Marine Conservation Area
    • Hike on Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth 
    • Enjoy an Inuit cultural welcome at Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) 
    • Take advantage of prime viewing opportunities for the rare ivory gull, considered a species at risk
    • Cruise among icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

    Small-ship Expedition: 

    High Arctic Explorer  

    Date: August 2–13, 2022 

    Starts: Toronto, ON, Canada 

    Ends: Ottawa, ON, Canada 

    Ship: Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

    *Solo cabins based on availability 

    Itinerary: 

    Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland 

    Day 2: Sisimiut Coast 

    Day 3: Ilulissat 

    Day 4: Western Greenland 

    Day 5: At Sea—Davis Strait 

    Day 6: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU, Canada 

    Day 7–10: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) and Devon Island 

    Day 11: Beechey Island 

    Day 12: Qausuittuq (Resolute), NU, Canada


    Photo: Itinerary Map - High Arctic Explorer 

    DAY 1: KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND 

    Kangerlussuaq is a former U.S. Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Here we will be transferred by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour. With 190-kilometres of superb scenery, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord) is one of the longest fjords in the world. We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle as we go. 

    DAY 2: SISIMIUT COAST 

    West Greenland’s complex coastal waterways include glaciers, islands, and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location. People have lived in the Sisimiut area for 4,500 years. For the first 2,000 years, the people of the Saqqaq culture occupied the area. 2,500 years ago, new people brought the Dorset culture to the Sisimiut area. They lived here for 1,500 years and were followed by the people of the Thule culture—the ancestors of the moder-day Inuit population.   

    DAY 3: ILULISSAT 

    Ilulissat translates literally to “iceberg”­—an apt name for this site at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, a source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic. Here, we will cruise in our fleet of Zodiacs to appreciate the icebergs. We will also visit the town of Ilulissat, with its museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour. 

    Photo: Zodiac cruise in Ilulissat, Greenland. Photo by Andre Gallant

    DAY 4: WESTERN GREENLAND 

    Greenland’s west coast is simply stunning. From mighty mountains to the tiniest tundra flowers, our stop in this area will offer many outstanding features of interest. Hikers, walkers, photographers, and contemplators will all be equally delighted.  

    DAY 5: AT SEA—DAVIS STRAIT 

    Our onboard presentation series will continue as we steam across Davis Strait towards Canada. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops, watch a documentary, and get out on deck looking for whales, seabirds, and marine wildlife. 

    DAY 6: MITTIMATALIK (POND INLET), NU, CANADA 

    Mittimatalik is a busy Arctic community in a beautiful setting. The views of nearby Bylot Island are stunning. We will have a chance to explore the town. The cultural presentation at the Community Hall is not to be missed—handcrafted goods may be available here, too. 

    Photo: Cultural Educator Karen Nutarak tends the flame of a traditional qulliq lamp, Mittimatalik, Nunavut. Photo by Martin Lipman

    DAY 7–10: TALLURUTIUP IMANGA (LANCASTER SOUND) & DEVON ISLAND 

    We will spend four days exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of Canada's newest National Marine Conservation Areas. Narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area. We’ll cruise by ship and Zodiac in search of wildlife. On the northern border of Tallurutiup Imanga lies Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over 50,000 square kilometres. The island’s geology is stunning. Flat-topped mountains, glacial valleys, and a substantial ice cap give Devon Island its unique character.

    We’ll visit a number of the bays—hiking the tundra, discovering the botany, cruising a glacier face, and wildlife-spotting from ship and from shore. Once home to Inuit and their ancestors, we will visit archaeological sites with expert interpretation to learn about the human history of this now-abandoned island. We’ll also catch a glimpse of recent human history as we visit the remains of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Hudson's Bay Company site at Dundas Harbour. 

    Photo: Kayaking at Croker Bay, Devon Island, Nunavut. Photo by Dennis Minty

    DAY 11: BEECHEY ISLAND 

    In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. Franklin’s crew overwintered at Beechey Island, where three of his men died. Numerous search parties later used Beechey as a depot and rendezvous. Amundsen, Bernier, and Larsen all visited Beechey. Thomas Morgan of the HMS Investigator was buried here in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves and the ruins of nearby Northumberland House are a haunting memorial. 

    DAY 12: QAUSUITTUQ (RESOLUTE), NU, CANADA 

    Qausuittuq, or “place with no dawn”, is named for its dark winters. During our time in the summer months we will experience the midnight sun, a time of no darkness. The ending of our journey is characterized by shoreline gravel flats, rocky coastal bluffs, and deposits of glacial moraine. More significant is the origin of the hamlet. In 1953, Inuit from Inukjuak, Québec, and Mittimatalik were relocated, under false pretenses, by the Canadian government with the aim of asserting Canadian sovereignty. Today the community is home to just under 250 people and is an important staging point for High Arctic research, tourism, and military activities. Here we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour, and take the charter flight to Ottawa, ON.  

    Photo: Polar Bear, Baffin Island, Nunavut. Photo by Dennis Minty

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    Adventure Canada’s Qajaq program provides a quiet, fun and relaxing way to reconnect with the marine environment. The Qajaq (the proper phonetic spelling of “kayak”) was invented by Inuit and is a feat of engineering whose design remains unchanged after thousands of years. Join us in a unique way through our qajaq program. Kayaking has become an increasingly popular mode of exploration. Paddling in pristine waters, near marine life, in the wilderness, or along a historic coast will overwhelm even the most seasoned adventurer. It is a rare opportunity, for few have experienced these magical places by qajaq. We offer safe, fun and unforgettable moments at water level. Limited space is available. Offer subject to change.

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