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2012 Arctic Safari with Adventure Canada

2012 Arctic Safari with Adventure Canada

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A voyage to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic aboard the Clipper Adventurer with Adventure Canada and Cruise North Expeditons.
A voyage to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic aboard the Clipper Adventurer with Adventure Canada and Cruise North Expeditons.

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 Arctic Safar
July 30 – August 9, 2012 aboard
the Clipper Adventurer 
© Andrew Stewart, 2009
 
T
he timeless lure of the North has drawn many to the upward reaches of our  planet. The Aurora borealis, the ice, the marvelous creatures, the midnightsun, the endless landscape are all a part of the magneticism that beckon us,call us forward on our quest. Four thousand, ve hundred years of human historylies behind us on our journey of exploration. Northern people attune to the harshrealities of their natural environment, cultivated ingenious adaptations to thrive inArctic. Only a few hundred years ago early European explorers navigated the icywaters of Bafn Bay in search of whales, gold, a route to the Orient and in the caseof the Vikings, a new home. Our classic Arctic expedition,
 Arctic Safari
, connectsareas of great cultural, historical and natural signicance.Beginning in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland we set sail on one of the country’s longestfjords, crossing the Arctic Circle. Striking North past pretty colourful houses thatdot the Greenlandic coast, we’ll call in at the splendid town of Ilulissat, a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. A Zodiac cruise into the ice-fjord where towering icebergscalve from the massive Greenland icecap as it tumbles down to meet the sea willsurely leave you breathless and refreshed.Crossing Davis Strait, we will encounter the east side of Bafn Island, one of the world’s dramatic coastlines. We will visit the vibrant Inuit communities of Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) and Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) making new friendsalong the way. We’ll meet with local hosts; elders, school kids, community leadersall eager to showcase their home. We’ll learn about centuries old traditions, modernlife in the north and how communities are searching for a balance of old and new.Join us as we have a look at some of the wilder places in this untamed land: thesheer bird cliffs of Bylot and Prince Leopold Islands, the ocean trench parallelingIsabella Bay - home to bowhead whales, and the winding fjords of NortheastBafn. The remnants of the Laurentide Ice-sheet are the backdrop for this ruggedmountainous spine that runs from the Cumberland Peninsula up to Bylot Island and beyond. Deep fjords cut into the range where we nd glaciers spilling down to thesea. The landscape is an artist’s paradise, and have served as inspiration for manynotable artists. Sketchers, painters, sculptors and photographers get prepared to beinvigorated!Our journey draws to and end where one of the most famous of Arctic expeditionswent fatally wrong. On Beechey Island we nd three graves, men of the lost Franklinexpedition. An errie mecca for history buffs, Beechey Island presents a convergenceof the European narrative. A base for many rescue missions, passage seekers andmodern explorers, we nd countless cairns, monuments and historical remnants,evidence of private and public pursuits. Join us for your own
 Arctic Safari.
© Andrew Stewart, 2009
 
“We might have ‘Arcticus Feverus’... thehigh arctic’s experiences were very deep, powerfully moving, intoxicatingly awesome,and life-changing in a positive and profoundway. A warm, heartfelt ‘Thank You’”
Sigmund, Barbara & Ryder - High Arctic2008
© Andrew Stewart, 2009
Our Intended ItineraryHighlight
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Marvel at the Ilulissat iceeld, where 90%of the north Atlantic’s icebergs are bornThousands of birds on the cliffs of PrinceLeopold IslandVisit the largest uninhabited island onearth during our stop at Devon IslandCross the Arctic circle while sailing inthe shadow of the second-longest fjord inGreenlandVisit the historic graves of the ill-fatedFranklin ExpeditionEnjoy the town of Pond Inlet, with breathtaking peaks of Bylot Island and thehospitality of the townspeopleSee the hoodoos of Bylot Island, located just outside Sirmilik National Park Zodiac cruise through Maxwell Bay as wesearch for polar bears, seals and walrus
Day 1: KangerlussuaqDay 2: ItilleqDay 3: IlulissatDay 4: Central Bafn IslandDay 5: Kanngiqtugaapik (Clyde River)Day 6: Buchan Gulf Day 7: Bylot Island & Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)Day 8: Bylot IslandDay 9: Devon Island & Beechey IslandDay 10: Prince Leopold & PrinceRegent InletDay 11: Qausuittuq (Resolute)
Our charter ight departs from Toronto and returns to Ottawa, estimated cost is $1,800 USD pp. Please call us for details.

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