2013-2014 Canada and the North

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time to celebrate!
Dear Adventurers, This may be hard to believe, but we’re celebrating twenty-five years of Adventure Canada! What an extraordinary endeavor it has been, to take travellers to the world’s great remote destinations year after year. We can honestly say it gets better every season. And we have you to thank for that. Some of you have been travelling with us since those early days; many more have joined us along the way. We see more and more children, and grandchildren of veteran AC travellers each year—and we continue to meet first time travellers who fit right in on our unique adventures. We are a family business, and for us, family includes our staff, our ships’ crews, our hosts in faraway destinations, and you: our beloved guests, familiar and new. We’re thrilled to be celebrating Adventure Canada’s quarter century with all of you. How better to celebrate, than with new adventures in some of our favourite places? This year’s roster includes select trips to destinations that have inspired us, and our guests over the years. Circumnavigating Newfoundland in the autumn will be a dream come true for many of our guests. Staff members love the wild coast of Labrador, especially Torngat Mountains National Park, with its dramatic peaks and fjords. And of course, we return to the part of the world where the Adventure Canada story began: the Arctic. Sublime vistas over ice and tundra; warm smiles in welcoming northern communities; birds, bears, seals, walrus and whales all draw us northward time and again. This year, we’re visiting the Faroes, Iceland, Greenland, Baffin Island, the Northwest Passage, Inuvialuit, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut. Pretty good places for a party, we think! Speaking of parties: our list of special guests already includes authors, artists, poets, storytellers, musicians, historians, culturalists, biologists, ornithologists, archeologists and more. All we’re missing is you. We hope to see you in 2013 to help celebrate our biggest year yet. Happy Anniversary! Yours in adventure,

Cedar Swan Vice-President, Adventure Canada

ADVENTURE CANADA 14 Front St. S. • Mississauga, ON • L5H 2C4 905-271-4000 or 1-800-363-7566 • info@adventurecanada.com


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Table of Contents
Why Adventure Canada Our story so far Our Commitment to Respecting the Cultures & Environment of the Earth’s Special Places Our partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Our partnership with The Walrus Foundation The Sea Adventurer 5 6 9 10 12 14 Our routes in 2013 MAP Our routes in 2014 MAP 54 55 Arctic Explorer 34 Into the Northwest Passage 38 Out of the Northwest Passage 42 Greenland & Wild Labrador 46 Newfoundland Circumnavigation 50 Newfoundland & Wild Labrador 62 Arctic Safari 64 High Arctic Adventure 66 Arctic Explorer 68 Northwest Passage East to West 70 Northwest Passage West to East 72 Greenland & Wild Labrador 74 Antarctica 76 2013 Expeditions and Berth Prices 78 2014 Expeditions and Berth Prices 79 Important Information 80 Registration Form 81 Terms & Conditions 82

Small Groups, Big Adventures Small Groups, 56 Expeditions 2013 21 Scotland Slowly 22 Scotland to Greenland 26 Heart of the Arctic 30 Coming Attractions 2014 57 Newfoundland Circumnavigation 58 Sable Island 60



Why Adventure Canada
Adventure Canada - 25 Years in the Making
In 1988 Adventure Canada operated our first expedition: a hike through Nunavut’s Auyuittaq National Park. Twenty-five years later, Adventure Canada is a thriving business run by co-founder Matthew Swan’s three kids and the extended Adventure Canada family. Here’s a look at who we are, where we travel, and how we welcome you, our esteemed guests.
Canada, the Celtic Isles, the Galapagos Islands, and select destinations we know well.

What makes Adventure Canada special

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1. It’s A Family Business A family operation since 1988, Adventure Canada is run by the second generation of Swans – Cedar, Alana and Matthew James— and our office staff, who have worked together like a family for years. 2. Our People Adventure Canada is all about people. The staff members you’ll meet on our ships are knowledgeable, fun-loving, and dedicated to sharing the thrill of adventure travel with our guests. 3. We Don’t Try to Do Everything To ensure supreme quality of trips Adventure Canada focuses on expeditions to the Polar regions, Eastern

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4. We Travel With People From the Area Our Arctic itineraries feature Inuit culturalists. When we circumnavigate Newfoundland most of our onboard staff hail from there. And the same is true for each and every trip we operate. 5. We Look At Every Departure As A Special Event We have committed to changing the majority of our expedition staff on each sailing, even for back-to-back departures. So each trip is a special event for the staff as much as for our passengers. 6. Repeat and Referral are our Single Biggest Source of Business The industry standard is 10 %. Our repeat and referral average is 35 %! Some of our trips are 90 % repeat guests. We look forward to welcoming Mary Hunter on her 25th adventure with us! 7. Our Love for Creativity and Culture Sets Us Apart. While we value the sciences, our well-rounded expedition staff also includes authors and musicians, and often painters, sculptors, culturalists, filmmakers, curators and photographers too. Our guests are typically just as talented and culturally inclined.

Our story so far...

Special thanks to our partners:



Our Commitment to Respecting the Cultures & Environment of Earth’s Special Places
Adventure Canada believes strongly in the importance of social and environmental sustainability and has long been committed to the practice of responsible travel. As we celebrate our 25th year of operation, we are reaffirming our approach to conscientious operations, by committing to make sustainable business choices whenever possible, and encouraging our partners to do the same. Over the course of our history we have proudly been involved in carefully selected regional, nation-wide and international efforts aiming to make our world a better place. In 1996 Adventure Canada established our Discovery Fund to strengthen sustainable initiatives and projects in the regions we travel. The Discovery Fund is under the umbrella of Adventure Canada’s Responsible Business Practice Policy. The fee, a total of $250 per Adventure Canada traveller, is
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a part of our tour cost. It directly assists local and national organizations involved with social and economic community development along with environmental and wildlife preservation. Each year our support extends to both high profile and grassroots ventures. In recent years Adventure Canada and the Discovery Fund have been active supporters of the following key organizations: Project North, Torngat National Parks Clean-Up Project, Atlantic Whales, Unikkausivut, National Inuit Youth Council, The Walrus Foundation, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, among many others. For more information on Adventure Canada’s Responsible Business Practice Policy and for a current list of the organizations and projects we support please visit our website at www.adventurecanada.com/biz


Our partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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In 2013 we are thrilled to partner with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society on two exciting expeditions in the far north: Scotland to Greenland, sponsored by the Canadian Geographic Photoclub, and Heart of the Arctic. Founded in 1929 with a mandate “to make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world,” the Society is one of Canada’s largest nonprofit educational organizations and is funded primarily by its members and generous donations. Celebrating its 84th anniversary in 2013, the Society fulfills its mandate mainly through the publication of Canadian Geographic in English and Géographica in French, and through the Society’s geographic education program, speaker series, research grants and expeditions programs. Canadian Geographic is one of the most widely read magazines in Canada. Photography has been an essential element of the Canadian Geographic magazine since it began. The Canadian Geographic Photo Club, Canada’s largest online photographic community, is

home to the annual Canadian Geographic Photo Contest, the Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest and many more. An unparalleled forum for amateur and professional photographers, the CG Photo Club encourages members to post their photos, share their stories, comment on others’ work, learn from online tutorials, and go behind the scenes with CG photographers on assignment. Be a part of the community! Those on the Adventure Canada mailing lists are entitled to a one-year subscription to Canadian Geographic magazine at the special price of $24.95. Additional postage rates apply for US and international clients. Phone 1-800-267-0824 to subscribe.

Join special guest RCGS ambassador and photographer Mike Beedell on Scotland to Greenland and Heart of the Arctic.
Armed with a Social Sciences degree from the University of

Ottawa, Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He is a photographer, wilderness guide and outdoor educator. His photographic work has been published in books and magazines worldwide. Mike has been involved in raising international awareness of

many conservation projects in Canada. These include the expansion of Nahanni National Park, protecting the Tatshenshini River and the Spirit Bear and its habitat in British Columbia. He is the author of the Canadian bestseller, The Magnetic North.


Our partnership with The Walrus Foundation

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In 2013 we are once again delighted to partner with the awardwinning magazine The Walrus. The Walrus is published by the charitable, nonprofit Walrus Foundation, which is dedicated to debate on matters vital to Canadians. The magazine – winner of more awards in its ten years of publication than any other Canadian title – is the principal means by which the foundation achieves its mandate, supporting Canadian writers, artists, ideas, and conversations. Along with publishing The Walrus, The Walrus Foundation strives to take the content of the magazine off the page and bring it to life, creating a public square for debate and discussion and an opportunity for Canadians to continue the conversations started by the pieces in the magazine. Through its partnership with Adventure Canada, The Walrus Foundation has created a floating forum of its engaged,

curious, intelligent, spirited friends—and this is your chance to become a Friend of The Walrus. And you’ll have a walrus of a time with celebrated author Noah Richler. In the meantime, why not give The Walrus a try? Visit www.walrusmagazine. com/bestdeal for a free trial issue, and start enjoying one of Canada’s top magazines.

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Join special Walrus guest Noah Richler on Into the Northwest Passage 2013.
Author, radio documentarian and journalist Noah Richler worked for BBC Radio for 14 years. He is the

former books and literary editor for The National Post. Richler’s articles have appeared in numerous publications in the UK and Canada. He is author of This Is My Country, What’s Yours? A Literary Atlas of Canada. Richler’s latest book, What

We Talk About When We Talk About War, was a finalist for both the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.


The Sea Adventurer

Adventure Canada is celebrating 25 years of adventure, taking our treasured adventurers to the best of the natural world using the comfort of small ships specifically designed for expedition travel to faraway places. Here are some reasons why we love small ship expedition cruising so much: 1) Up-Close Encounters: Because of their small turning radius and maneuverability, small ships can access narrow

rivers, secluded coves and navigate through ice and remote places inaccessible to bigger ships. It’s in these areas where nature and culture are at their best. 2) Small Groups: With small ships come small groups, fast transfers to and from shore, and only the best seats in the house! This means more time to experience the destination. It also means flexible itineraries and being able to launch a Zodiac in minutes if something interesting is spotted, or to stay longer admiring a pod of whales, for example.

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3) Like-Minded Travelling Companions: Of course everyone has different reasons for travelling. However over the years we’ve found one common element among our guests: a thirst for knowledge and authentic experience. Many of our guests form life-long friendships (and even some marriages), and our trips are often the site of reunions for people from all over the world. 4) On-Board Experience: In addition to a full on-board presentation and entertainment schedule, we offer a combination of lively shipboard activities. Our guests choose what elements of the program they want to participate in (or not) and we always

provide several options. 5) Authenticity: Forget casinos, multiple bars and formal dinners. Small ship cruising is about experiencing the destination up-close with the help of experienced naturalists, historians, photographers and expedition leaders. And with Adventure Canada, there’s always a strong emphasis on fun!

Adventure Canada has been sailing aboard the Sea Adventurer for four seasons now, and each summer when we first step on the gangway, it’s like

coming home. We’re welcomed by the ship crew’s friendly and familiar faces—the seamen helping board the Zodiacs, the friendly hotel staff who greet us each morning and of course our wonderful Captain. With every expedition we take, a tight-knit shipboard community is formed among the maximum 200 guests and crew. The relaxed, casual feeling on-board, coupled with open meal seating plans, ample deck space and the open bridge policy breeds a strong camaraderie not only between the passengers and staff, but with the ship’s crew as well. This type of travel will change your perspective and form many long-lasting friendships.

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Travelling with Adventure Canada is unlike any other travel experience. Our onboard programming makes us unique, and keeps our guests coming back! Our expeditions are educational with knowledgeable staff and engaging presentations. But we’re equally proud of our fun events such as our trivia nights, evening concerts, sing-a-longs, theme dinners and dances! We strongly believe having fun is contagious. Our resource staff members are expert in their respective fields, but we value their people skills just as highly; they’re all engaging, approachable and fun loving. On average we hold three to four presentations a day in addition to our planned excursions. Professional staff members host a variety of workshops, from photography seminars to print making to Inuktitut lessons. Our close relationships with local people in the regions we visit have a powerful effect on our passengers. We travel with local Inuit guides when in the Arctic, Ecuadorians when in Galapagos and Newfoundlanders when on the Rock. We are grateful to work alongside so many talented individuals and have them invite us into their home territory. The interaction doesn’t end with our onboard guides; we also invite community members onboard the ship to give us an introduction to their home and enjoy time with us. In 2013 we will be aboard the Sea Adventurer, a wonderful ship designed for passenger comfort. The hardworking crew greatly enriches our onboard experience. From the Captain and his officers, to the engine team, to the stewards who service your cabin, our crew understand expedition travel, and give their all to make your adventure perfect.

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The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer is among the few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to remote reaches. She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-ofthe-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. Extensively renovated, Sea Adventurer is a handsome vessel in the style of great ocean liners: varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks. All cabins have an exterior view with private facilities and showers.
Capacity: Registry: Overall Length: Ice Class: Draft: Electricity: Gross Tonnage: Public areas:

Relax in the Main Lounge, Clipper Club or Library/Card room; keep trim in the Gymnasium; or shop for souvenirs in the Gift Shop. Meals include International and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows Sea Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can’t, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size.



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Meals: Cabins: International & Continental Cuisine All cabins face outside with windows or portholes and have private showers and facilities. Fleet of 10 Zodiacs, advanced communications and navigation equipment, Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers 24-hour Doctor, laundry service, on-board and on-shore photographer, on-board masseuse

118 guests in 61 outside cabins. Bahamas 101m A-1 4.72m 220 V. 4,376 Main Lounge, Bar, Clipper Club, Library/Card room, Gymnasium and Gift Shop

Expedition Equipment:

Special Features:



Category Amenities
Quad Lower Forward. two upper two lower berths, porthole & window. Triple Lower Forward. one upper two lower berths, porthole & window. Junior Double. two lower berths, porthole window. Double. two lower berths, midship porthole window. Main Double. two lower berths, porthole window. Deluxe Double. two lower berths, porthole or picture window. Superior Double. two lower berths, picture window. Superior Double Plus. two lower berths, picture window. Suite. two lower berths, sitting area, picture window. Owner’s Suite. two lower berths, shower & bathtub, picture window.

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Superior Double

Owner’s Suite

• All cabins have private facilities. Select Category 6, 7 and 8 cabins can be converted into triples. Please call for prices.


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Expeditions 2013

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Scotland Slowly
June 2 - June 12, 2013 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Standing atop the rolling hills overlooking Scotland’s fabled lochs, craggy moors and castles, you can almost picture yourself as a Norse landholder, battling the forces of feudalism in the Northern Isles. The North and West Isles of this ruggedly beautiful archipelago preserve history from the Stone Age, passing through many evolutions including Medieval Times and the Lordship of the Isles – a sea-kingdom blending Gael and Viking clans – to what it is today: Great Britain’s better half. As our ship, Sea Adventurer, winds its way through the western isles and the Pentland Firth to Orkney and Shetland, Scotland’s preserved artifacts, including the largest collection of prehistoric megalithic structures in western Europe, will enhance our understanding of the distant past. June is an ideal month to visit in search of the area’s abundant spring flowers and bird populations, with breeding well underway. Photographers will

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have plenty to shoot, and much time to improve technique through small group tutorials. We’ll experience a touch of island life too with music and merriment in community halls and local pubs with island folk.

The people who live here still remain close to their roots with traditions embedded by the original settlers hundreds of years ago.



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H I G H L I G H T S Scotland Slowly
• • • • • • • Cliffs of St. Kilda: largest seabird colony in the UK Visit Jura, home to the quintessential whisky distillery for a taste of local single malt Share in the tranquility of Iona, Isle of Saint Columba Explore St. Kilda, an island community five hours west of the Outer Hebrides, abandoned by the last 38 inhabitants in 1930 A taste of island life on Foula and Papa Stour in the Shetlands Witness western Europe’s largest collection of prehistoric megalithic structures Climb Mousa Broch, a fortification from the Stone Age, almost perfectly intact

Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: Glasgow and Oban Islay and Jura Isle of Skye Staffa and Iona Mingulay and Barra St. Kilda Isle of Lewis Papa Stour and Foula, Shetland Islands Fair Isle and Mousa, Shetland Islands Orkney Islands Aberdeen

Flights: Independent commercial flights are required for joining in Glasgow, Scotland and return home from Aberdeen. Pre and Post Hotel nights are available in Glasgow and Aberdeen upon request. Pre voyage walking tour of Glasgow included

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TED COWAN Historian Educated at Edinburgh University, Ted is Emeritus Professor of Scottish History at the University of Glasgow.  Professor of Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, Ontario for 14 years, he has published twelve books and numerous academic papers. His professional research interests include Scottish History, the Vikings, Medieval Scotland, the Covenants, Scottish Popular Culture and Scottish Emigration. An engaging lecturer, Ted has been leading tours to the more remote parts of Scotland and the islands since the ‘70s.

STUART MURRAY Ornithologist Stuart specializes in seabirds and is currently working on ship-based surveys of seabirds and cetaceans in UK waters, the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. A native of Aberdeen, Scotland, he has travelled and worked in the Orkneys, Shetland and the Hebrides, where among other things he was Warden of St. Kilda for four seasons. He acts as a guide for scientists and archaeologists requiring specialized knowledge and logistic experience in accessing uninhabited islands.

STEVEN GILLESPIE Ecologist Steven’s interest in the natural environment led him to study environmental management and science, and later a PhD in sustainable rural development. His avid interest in Scotland’s diverse landscapes and habitats has led to wide explorations of the country. Research interests include ecotourism, population ecology, nonnative invasive species and climate change. Steven is Programme Director for Applied Carbon Management at the University of Glasgow.

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Scotland to Greenland
A Birder’s Paradise
June 12 - June 24, 2013 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Join us as we journey from the rolling hills of Scotland, via the Faroe Islands and the geothermal wonders of Iceland, to the great glaciers of Greenland. Beginning in Aberdeen, Scotland we’ll call in at the important bird migration watchpoint of Fair Isle, hoping for sightings such as Siberian Passerines, Calandra Larks, and White-tailed Eagles. We’ll visit Lerwick, the capital of the Shetland Isles, before reaching the Faroe Islands—an excellent destination for birders. On our visit to the Mykines, dubbed the “Paradise Island of Birds,” we’ll find Faroese subspecies of the Common Eider, European Starling, Winter Wren, Puffin, Gannet and Black Guillemot. Next we’ll tuck into Iceland where swooping volcanoes, bubbling geysers and sprawling glaciers give way to the lively city of Reykjavik. We’ll cap our visit off with a soak in the famous Blue Lagoon. On Greenland’s southeastern edge you’ll see epic scenery: towering mountains and immense glaciers. We’ll follow the icebergs into Prince Christian Sound emerging on the island’s west side, to make our way north again. We’ll visit the colourful city of Nuuk, the world’s smallest capital, before reaching the Arctic Circle and one of Greenland’s longest, most picturesque fjords, at Kangerlussuaq.
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H I G H L I G H T S Scotland to Greenland
• • • • • • • See the rare birds of Fair Isle, Scotland Follow the footsteps of the Vikings Visit the bird cliffs at Mykines Island in the Faroes Bathe in the healing waters of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon Experience the summer solstice in Greenland Travel through the natural beauty of Prince Christian Sound Visit the famous Qilakitsoq mummies in Nuuk

Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8-9: 10: 11: 12: 13: Aberdeen, Scotland Fair Isle and Lerwick, Shetlands Sumba, Suouroy, Faroe Islands Torshavn and Mykines, Faroe Islands At Sea Jökulsárlón Bay, Iceland Reykjavik, Iceland At Sea Prince Christian Sound, Greenland Ivittuut, Greenland Nuuk, Greenland Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord)

Flights: Independent commercial flights are required for joining in Aberdeen, Scotland. A charter flight is available south from Kangerlussaq, GL to Toronto, ON

Southbound June 24: Early afternoon departure from Kangerlussaq, GL arrival early evening Toronto, ON

Pre and Post Hotel nights are available in Aberdeen and Toronto upon request

Charter flight: $1,180.75 USD per person, inclusive of taxes and fees

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MIKE BEEDELL Photographer

PIERRE RICHARD Naturalist A long-time Arctic marine mammal researcher, Pierre has focused on the population biology of belugas and narwhals of the Canadian Arctic. He is known in Nunavut as “Pieri, angutikutaq qilalugalerei” (‘tall man who knows about belugas and narwhals’). He is the author of several books on whales and seals and other mammals. Pierre likes to spend time on the ship’s decks or in a Zodiac spotting marine mammals and birds.

GUNNA PÁLMADÓTTIR Naturalist Gunna is an environmental scientist working as a Nature Reserve Officer in the National Park Snæfellsjökull in Iceland. She has a broad spectrum of work experience in the environmental and agricultural fields, and has worked for the Soil Conservation Service, Forestry Service and the Nature Conservation Council in Iceland. She has also worked in many other areas, including theatre and music, web developing and horse breed judging. She loves singing and songwriting, photography and wool art.

IAN TAMBLYN Musician Ian Tamblyn has been working with Adventure Canada for twenty years as a musician, Zodiac driver and guide. He began working in this field began as a writer-in-residence on several scientific expeditions diving the Chukchi Sea and off Ross Island, Antarctica. Ian has recorded 35 albums and written 13 plays. He was awarded the Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year in 2010 for his CD Gyre. His latest album is Side by Each.

Please visit our website for a full listing of your staff and their biographies


Heart of the Arctic
June 24, 2013 - July 6, 2013 aboard the Sea Adventurer
This journey encompasses the heart of the Arctic from Greenland to Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, and finally, Nunavik in Northern Quebec. We’ll travel just after the summer solstice, when the midnight sun will be in full bloom. The chances of seeing wildlife including polar bears, walrus and muskox are excellent as spring turns to summer. Crossing the Arctic Circle and sailing into Disko Bay, we’ll arrive in the world’s iceberg capital, Ilulissat. Here 40 cubic kilometers of ice is calved each year. Witnessing the crack and fall of these massive slabs of ice is one of the world’s most incredible sights. Crossing Davis Strait we’ll sail up Frobisher Bay into Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit. Here we’ll visit its most famous landmark, St. Jude’s Anglican cathedral, built to resemble a traditional igloo. In Kimmirut, on southern Baffin Island, we’ll find a variety of carvings the community has worked throughout the long winter months to create for us. You can enjoy Inuit games, fresh bannock and local music. Crossing Hudson Straight into Nunavik, we call in at the friendly town of

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Kangiqsujuaq where we tour the town and meet with local people. We’ll visit Akpatok Island and the world’s largest population of Thick-billed Murres. This is typically an excellent place to find polar bear that are attracted by the bird cliffs.



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H I G H L I G H T S Heart of the Arctic
• • • • • • • Cross the Arctic Circle, then sail to Illulissat to watch and listen as massive icebergs are born Visit Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit, and its igloo-inspired church Visit with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kimmirut Seek out polar bear during our Zodiac cruise of the Savage Islands Witness the world’s largest Thick-billed murre colony at Akpotak Island Hike the tundra in seach of muskox Enjoy the unique sounds of throat-singers, mimicking nature

Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 1-2: 3: 4-5: 6-7: 8: 9: 10: 11: 12: 13: Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømfjord) Sisimiut Coast Ilulissat Crossing Davis Strait Iqaluit Savage Islands Kimmirut Kangiqsujuaq Akpatok Island Kuujjuaq

Flights: Charter flights are available for this expedition.

Northbound June 24: Early morning departure Toronto, ON arrival midafternoon Kangerlussaq, GL Southbound July 6: Early afternoon departure, Kuujjaq, QC arrival late afternoon Montreal, QC

Return Charter Flights: $1,705.68 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees

Pre and Post Hotel nights are available in Toronto and Montreal upon request.

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Archaeologist & Art Historian

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JOHN HOUSTON Culturalist & Filmmaker A member of the well-known Houston family, John spent the first seven years of his life in the Arctic at Kinngait (Cape Dorset). As an adult John returned to Baffin Island as the Art Advisor at the Pangnirtung Co-operative. Over the next five years, while mastering Inuktitut, he brought out four print collections and made many lasting connections. Today, as a filmmaker, John’s work is still largely inspired by the North.

ANDREW QAPPIK Artist & Culturalist Andrew is a master printmaker from Pangnirtung, Baffin Island in Nunavut. His images describe the local landscape, the animals, the people as well as family activities and camp life. As a printmaker, Andrew uses relief printing, etching and lithography. He is most widely recognized for the subtle layering of colours in his stencil prints. As a designer, Andrew uses symbolic colours and imagery to communicate ideas. He is best known for his contribution to the design of the Nunavut flag, logo and coat of arms.

REE BRENNIN Naturalist Ree Brennin is a zoologist specializing in marine life and conservation. She has studied rattlesnakes, snowshoe hares, song sparrows and crows, humpback and right whales, and beluga whales. She has worked at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Queen’s University, Environment Canada, and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Recently she has made a foray into filmmaking with her fiancée John Houston, working on the feature film Copperhead about the American Civil War.

Please visit our website for a full listing of your staff and their biographies


Arctic Explorer
July 27 - August 6, 2013 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Seeking out rugged mountains, rolling tundra, icecaps and glaciers, this adventure is entirely north of the Arctic Circle! We’ll hug Baffin Island’s fjords, surrounded by towering cliffs, and then cross Davis Strait to witness Greenland’s epic icescape. We begin in the High Arctic archipelago at the entrance to the Northwest Passage, and visit Beechey Island to see the graves of crew-members from the ill-fated Franklin expedition. The search for Franklin’s ship continues to this day. During this peak wildlife season, we’ll cruise Prince Leopold Island, where thousands of Thick-Billed Murres, Northern Fulmars and Black-legged Kittiwakes summer and call in at Nigingnaniq (Isabella Bay), a pristine feeding ground for most of the region’s threatened bowhead whale population On Baffin Island’s tip is Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), overlooking the immense

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beauty of Bylot Island. Here our Inuit hosts will welcome us with creative Inuit games and the unique sounds of throat singing before we set sail for Greenland.

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H I G H L I G H T S Arctic Explorer
• • • • • • • • Experience the midnight sun and the energy it brings Seek out the thousands of birds summering on Prince Leopold Island Search for bowhead whales as we explore Northeast Baffin & Nigingnaniq Explore the colourful town of Uummannaq, Greenland See the burial site of the famous Qilakitsoq mummies Play or cheer during our annual sporting match in Itilleq Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the fastest (19 m per day) and most active glaciers in the world Sail the spectacular 168 km Kangerlussuaq Fjord

Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: Resolute Bay 2: Prince Leopold, Beechey Island 3: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) 4: Northeast Baffin 5: Kanngiqtugaapik (Clyde River) 6: Niginganiq (Isabella Bay) 7: Karrat Fjord 8: Uummannaq 9: Ilulissat 10: Itilleq 11: Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord)

Flights: Charter flights are available for this expedition

Northbound July 27: early morning departure from Ottawa ON to Resolute, NU Southbound August 6: afternoon departure from Kangerlussaq, GL early evening arrival to Toronto, ON.

Return charter flight: $1,891.99 USD per person, inclusive of taxes and fees

Pre and Post Hotel nights are available in Ottawa and Toronto upon request. South Baffin Art, pre-tour available Date: July 18-25, 2013 Cost: $4,765 USD per person No Single Supplement available

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Inuit Art

Photographer/ Naturalist



STEFAN KINDBERG Expedition Leader




KENNETH LISTER Anthropologist A curator of anthropology at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Ken’s research includes fieldwork among the Northern Ontario Cree and the Inuit of Baffin Island. He has curated northern exhibits Time of the Kayak: Hunting in the Eastern Canadian Arctic and Tuugaaq: Ivory Sculptures from the Eastern Canadian Arctic and three exhibitions devoted to Paul Kane. He is the Curatorial Coordinator for the ROM’s Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples. His most recent exhibition was Canada Collects: Treasures from Across the Nation.

BERNADETTE DEAN Culturalist Bernadette grew up in Coral Harbour, where the spring and summer seasons were spent on the land. Since then she’s worked on program development, culture camps and Inuktitut language preservation projects, producing several albums of traditional Inuit and contemporary songs, stories and legends. She has been a cultural advisor to various museums and documentary films about Inuit and arctic history. She produced and co-directed Inuit Piqutingit-What belongs to Inuit with famed Inuk film maker Zacharias Kunuk.

AARON SPITZER Historian Aaron Spitzer is obsessed with the North. He has lived in Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Antarctica, working as a kayak guide, journalist and author of Lonely Planet guidebooks. For the past seven years he’s been based in Yellowknife, editing Up Here, the magazine of Canada’s North, which in 2010 was named the country’s best magazine. He calls himself Adventure Canada’s “unnaturalist,” sharing his passion for Arctic human history, politics and culture.

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Into the Northwest Passage
August 6 - August 20, 2013 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Join us as we trace the route that became an obsession of so many explorers in the past. Now with the easing of the icepack and the opportunities it brings, the Passage is once again in the news. Now is the time to explore this remarkable region. After a beautiful journey to some of Greenland’s communities, including Ilulissat and the ice-fjord responsible for much of the world’s icebergs, we’ll cross to Nunavut and the start of the Northwest Passage. In the community of Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) we’ll enjoy throat singing, Inuit games, and a view many consider the best in the North. Then we head west in search of the elusive Narwhal before reaching Devon Island and the Dundas Harbour RCMP historical site. Next we’ll visit Beechey Island and pay our respects at the graves of sailors from the lost Franklin expedition. Along the coast of Somerset Island, we’ll cruise the opposing tides of Bellot Strait, seeking whale and polar bear in the nutrient rich waters. Then we’ll visit Taloyoak, where the famed John Ross expeditions pinpointed the Magnetic

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© Michelle Valberg

North Pole. Continuing west we visit areas of significant geological, historical and biological importance. Daily expeditions will allow us to stretch our legs and enjoy the landscape.



© Cheryl Harvey, Winner of our 25th Anniversary Photo Contest.

In remote Arctic waterways, weather, sea and ice conditions, and safety will determine our daily progress. Our actual route may vary from the proposed one.

© Cheryl Harvey


H I G H L I G H T S Into the Northwest Passage
• • • • • • Be one of the few to sail the Northwest Passage Witness icebergs calving at Ilulissat icefiord, Greenland Keep watch for narwhal and polar bear through Bellot Strait See Beechey Island and the graves of Franklin expedition sailors Hike the open tundra in search of siksiks (Arctic ground squirrel) and muskox See some of the world’s best stromatolytes at Port Epworth

Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord) 2: Sisimiut Coast 3: Ilulissat 4: Karrat Fjord 5: At Sea 6: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) 7: Dundas Harbour, Devon Island 8: Beechey and Prince Leopold Islands 9: Bellot Strait 10: Taloyoak 11: Gjoa Haven 12: Queen Maud Gulf 13: Kent Peninsula 14: Coronation Gulf 15: Kugluktuk (Coppermine)

Flights: Charter flights are available for this expedition.

Northbound August 6: Early morning departure Toronto, ON arrival mid-afternoon Kangerlussaq, Greenland Southbound August 20: Early afternoon departure Kuglutuk, NU arrival early evening Edmonton, AB

Return charter flight: $1,957.78 USD, inclusive of taxes and fees

Pre and Post Hotel nights are available in Toronto and Edmonton upon request. In remote Arctic waterways, weather, sea and ice conditions, and safety will determine our daily progress. Our actual route may vary from the proposed one.

Y O U R S T A F F Into the Northwest Passage







Culturalist & Filmmaker

REE BRENNIN Naturalist

Assistant Expedition Leader


LYNDA BROWN Culturalist Nunavut born and raised, Lynda is a traditional throat singer and drummer, and shares her cultural knowledge through demonstrations and workshops locally, nationally and internationally. Lynda’s mother’s family comes from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, and her father is of Scottish descent. Upon graduating from Trent University where Lynda studied Native Studies and Psychology, she moved to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, where she currently resides with her husband and three children. Lynda is the Family Literacy Coordinator at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre and is very involved with her community.

LAMECH KADLOO Culturalist Lamech is from Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) and has lived there all his life. He started acting in the local theatre, mainly to perform for Expo ’86 and Ottawa’s Winterlude, and went on to perform in major Canadian cities. He has had principal roles in seven major movies and one Italian commercial. He is very connected to his culture – he believes that it is very important to keep Inuktitut speaking and writing alive as the mother tongue. Lamech enjoys reading, writing, hunting, carving, volleyball and hockey.

MARK MALLORY Naturalist Dr. Mark Mallory is a Canada Research Chair at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. A Nunavut resident for 12 years, he has studied the effects of pollution, climate change and development on Arctic seabirds since 1999. He has written more than 130 scientific papers, and his studies helped in the creation of two national wildlife areas on eastern Baffin Island, and the uplisting of Ivory Gulls to endangered status in 2009.

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Out of the Northwest Passage
August 20 - September 5, 2013 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Experience the spirit of exploration in some of the least travelled regions in the Canadian Arctic. This is an expedition in the truest sense: nature reigns supreme, and we go where conditions permit! Here is a taste of our proposed route. We’ll board the Sea Adventurer in Kugluktuk (Coppermine) and sail west to the Beaufort Sea. Conditions permitting, we’ll traverse Prince of Wales Strait, making expeditionary stops on both Banks and Victoria Islands, and Ulukhatok (Holman) on the shores of the Amundsen Gulf. Visiting Winter Harbour and Neil Griffiths Point on Melville Island, we’ll explore Lancaster Sound, famous for its marine mammals, including beluga whales. On Beechey Island, we’ll see the graves of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. On Ellesmere Island, we’ll visit Canada’s northernmost community: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), “the place that never thaws.” We’ll journey into the remote reaches of Smith Sound as ice and weather allow, before

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© Dennis Minty

crossing to Greenland. On the coast of the world’s largest island, we’ll marvel at huge icebergs and vast fjords. The historic communities of Upernavik and

Ilulissat—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—are sure to be highlights of an adventure unlike any other.



In remote Arctic waterways, weather, sea and ice conditions, and safety will determine our daily progress. Our actual route may vary from the proposed one.

© Michelle Valberg


H I G H L I G H T S Out of the Northwest Passage
• • • • • • Sail some of the most remote waterways and least explored areas in Canada View the prints and local crafts at Ulukhaktok Walk on the tundra on Canada’s westernmost Arctic island Sail Prince of Wales Strait while seeking out muskox on Banks Island Follow in the footsteps of Sir William Parry at Winter Harbour Trace the route to the North Pole as we venture up Smith Sound
Potential Alternate Route Day 2: Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay) Day 3: Jenny Lind Day 4: Franklin Strait Day 5: Somerset - Beechey Island Day 6: Devon Island Day 7: Coburg Island Day 8: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord) Day 9 -11: Smith Sound

Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: Kugluktuk (Coppermine) 2: Ulukhatok (Holman) 3: Banks Island 4: Prince of Wales Strait 5: Banks Island 6: Winter Harbour, Melville Island 7: Bathurst Island & Beechey Island 8: Devon Island 9: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord) 10: Smith Sound 11: Kap Alexander 12: Kap York 13: Upernavik 14: Karrat Fjord 15: Ilulissat 16: Sisimiut Coast 17: Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord)
Flights: Charter flights are available for this expedition. Northbound August 20, 2013 Early morning departure from Edmonton, AB, to Kugluktuk, NU Southbound September 5, 2013 - afternoon departure from Kangerlussaq, GL early evening arrival to Toronto, ON

Return charter flight: $2,054.05 USD per person, inclusive of taxes and fees

Pre and Post hotel nights are available in Edmonton and Toronto upon request.

Y O U R S T A F F Out of the Northwest Passage
Photographer & Naturalist






Arctic Explorer



Expedition Leader

Expedition Team

DAVID PELLY Culturalist As a writer, David’s work is largely based on Inuit traditional knowledge he has collected over the past 30 years, published in eight books and countless articles. He has worked with biologists and archaeologists, developed and written documentary films, served as co-curator of Inuit art exhibitions, and assisted with numerous community cultural projects across Nunavut. An adventurer in his own right, he has led many northern expeditions by canoe and dog-team for thousands of miles in the Arctic wilderness.

LOIS SULUK-LOCKE Culturalist Lois is from Arviat, the southernmost community in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, along the Hudson Bay coast. Lois is following the footprints of her grandparents by learning, preserving and performing Inuit traditional songs, and teaching about the mix of traditional and modern day life in the North. Lois works with youth and elders in Arviat on maintaining many different types of Inuit songs, including throat singing and the jaw harp.

BECKY KILABUK Culturalist Becky Kilabuk was raised in the fishing community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut where she spoke only Inuktitut and become deeply immersed in her culture. She moved to the capital of Iqaluit for school and later to Ottawa, where she studied Inuit History. Becky became a master throat-singer, travelling the world to present this rare art form. She has performed for royalty, monks, and at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. She has received two Jubilee medals from Queen Elizabeth II.

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Greenland & Wild Labrador
September. 5 - September 18, 2013 aboard the Sea Adventurer
This journey encompasses the Arctic and sub-Arctic landscapes from Greenland to northern Quebec, Labrador’s Torngat Mountains and coastal Newfoundland. In Greenland we’ll explore deep-cut fjords, dramatic icebergs, colourful houses and thriving culture. Did you know Greenland is the birthplace of the kayaq and that in some villages there are more sled dogs than people? Crossing Davis Strait into the Inuit territory of Nunavik, Quebec, we will be welcomed by our hosts in Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River). We’ll experience the customs and culture of this region and see the similarities between neighbouring regions.
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© Michelle Valberg

© Michelle Valberg

Next we’ll reach Labrador’s stunning Torngat Mountains National Park. Torngat loosely means place of spirits and Inuit legend holds that in these mountains everything has a spirit. We’ll spend the next three days exploring this mountainous region, defined by

red and green rock, flowing rivers and one of the most thriving populations of polar bears in the Arctic. Highlights south of the Torngat Mountains include the abandoned

Moravian mission at Hebron, as well as L’Anse aux Meadows, the earliest known European settlement in the New World. Our adventure ends in St. John’s, North America’s oldest city.



© Dennis Minty


H I G H L I G H T S Greenland & Wild Labrador
• • • • • • • Colourful houses, deeply-cut fjords and the coastline of Greenland Take home highly prized qiviut (muskox wool) The Northern Lights may come out to dance overhead Three days exploring the ultimate beauty of the Torngat Mountains See the French Shore Tapestry at Conche L’Anse aux Meadows, the earliest known European settlement in the New World Enjoy an enhanced onboard ‘arts’ component with multiple musicians onboard.

Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6-8: 9: 10: 11: 12: 13: 14: Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømfjord) Evighedsfjorden & Kangaamiut Nuuk At Sea Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River) Torngat Mountains National Park Hebron Makkovik Cartwright L’Anse aux Meadows & Conche Terra Nova National Park St. John’s, Newfoundland

Flights: A northbound charter flight is available for this expedition. Independent commercial flights must be arranged for departure from St. John’s, NL

Northbound September 5: Early morning departure Toronto, ON arrival mid-afternoon Kangerlussaq, Greenland Northbound charter flight: $1,085.53 USD, inclusive of taxes and fees

Post expedition excursion available to Cape St Mary’s, Newfoundland Date: Sept 18-19, 2013 Cost: $215 USD + HST per person Single Supplement: $105 USD + HST per person

Pre and Post Hotel nights are available upon request in Toronto and St. John’s

Y O U R S T A F F Greenland & Wild Labrador



Culturalist & Archaeologist









Expedition Leader


WILLIAM FITZHUGH Anthropologist William W. Fitzhugh, Director, Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, is an anthropologist of circumpolar regions. He has led archaeological expeditions in most areas of the Arctic, studying culture history and interactions between humans, climate, and environment over the past 10,000 years. His current research concerns the Arctic connections of the Mongolian Bronze Age and research on 16-17th C. Basque and Inuit contacts in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

MICHELLE VALBERG Photographer Michelle Valberg is an award-winning Canadian photographer, renowned for her soulful portraiture, majestic wildlife and stunning landscapes. She possesses a magical combination of artistic creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and community commitment. Michelle is currently at work on her third book following her solo photography exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature, both entitled Arctic Kaleidoscope:The People, Wildlife and Ever-Changing Landscape. Michelle has also published her first children’s book called Ben and Nuki Discover Polar Bears.

MICHAEL CRUMMEY Author Michael was born in Buchans, a mining town in central Newfoundland. His first novel, River Thieves, was published internationally and appeared on half a dozen award shortlists, including the Giller Prize. Galore won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Canadian Authors’ Association Fiction Award, and was shortlisted for the Governor-General’s Award. Under the Keel, a new collection of poems, is due in spring 2013. He lives in St. John’s with his family.

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Newfoundland Circumnavigation
September 18 - September 27, 2013 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Our fall itinerary showcases the best of Newfoundland: stunning autumnal scenery, natural wonders, kitchen parties in out-ports and Viking, Basque and settler history. The warmth, hospitality and beauty of Newfoundland’s shores draw us year after year. Setting out from historic St. John’s we sail to Fogo Island, considered one of the four corners of Earth. At historic Battle Harbour we visit the beautifully restored fishing capital of Labrador. From here we call in at L’Anse aux Meadows, the only authenticated Viking site in North America. At Red Bay, on Labrador’s south coast, we’ll explore an ancient Basque whaling station, where 16th century whaling galleons and chalupas haunt the waters. Next is the natural history of Gros Morne National Park. The park is defined by Precambrian cliffs, deep inland fjords and volcanic “pillow”

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rocks that formed as lava cooled underwater. Here the ancient ocean bed lies on top of high hills, helping to establish the “Tectonic plate” theory. A highlight for many is calling in at the small outports and wild bays of

Newfoundland’s south coast. Before disembarking at St. John’s we’ll visit Miquelon, the sole remnant of France’s once vast North American possessions.



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H I G H L I G H T S Newfoundland Circumnavigation
• • • • • • • Enjoy the warm weather and rich fall colours as we sail “round the Rock” L’Anse aux Meadows, the earliest known European settlement in America Red Bay, Labrador and the remains of a 16th century Basque whaling station Hike the tablelands in Gros Morne National Park, the “Galapagos” of geology Savour a slice of Mi’kmaw culture in Miawpukek (Conne River) Sing along in a traditional Newfoundland kitchen party Say bonjour to France during our stop at Miquelon

Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6-7: 8: 9: 10: St. John’s, Newfoundland Fogo Island Battle Harbour L’Anse aux Meadows and Red Bay Gros Morne National Park South Coast Miawpukek (Conne River) Miquelon, France St. John’s, Newfoundland

Flights: Independent commercial flights are required for joining in and departing from St. John’s, Newfoundland

Cape St. Mary’s, a pre-trip excursion Date: September 16-18 Cost: $320 USD + HST per person. Single Supplement: $210 USD + HST

Art on the Rock, a post trip extension Date: September 27-30th, 2013. Cost: $1,150 USD + HST per person. Single Supplement: $375 USD + HST. Please call for details

Pre and Post Hotel nights are available upon request in St. John’s

Y O U R S T A F F Newfoundland Circumnavigation



PAUL DEAN Geologist



Expedition Leader





LISA MOORE Author Lisa Moore lives in St. John’s Newfoundland. She was the winner of the 2013 Canada Reads competition for February. Her new novel, Caught is scheduled for publication in June 2013. Her works have been nominated and shortlisted for many awards including the Giller Prize, The Orange Prize, the Winterset Award and the Man Booker Prize. Her novel Alligator won the Commonwealth Prize for the Canadian and Caribbean Region.

TONY OXFORD Culturalist/musician Tony Oxford is an advocate for preserving and sharing the culture of rural Newfoundland. Since 2005 he has enjoyed the opportunity to do just that through music, stories and light-hearted interactions with the friends of Adventure Canada who have chosen to visit his beloved homeland. Delighted with Adventure Canada’s preference for visiting tiny and remote communities, he’s quite eager to help present “the essence of who we are”.

DENNIS MINTY Photographer/Naturalist Dennis Minty has worked with Adventure Canada in many locations since 2002. His path to professional photography has taken him through more than 30 years of work as a wildlife biologist, environmental educator, author and eco-tour guide. On photography he says, “I think that powerful photography communicates through the eye to the heart and brings new awareness, respect and awe for our amazing world. My primary and constant goal is to celebrate the Earth with images.”

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Our routes in 2013

Our routes in 2014


Small Groups, Big Adventures
Over the past 25 years of expedition cruising, we’ve explored remote landscapes only accessible by sea, met individuals from fascinating and rare cultures, and had up-close wildlife experiences that have literally taken our breath away. From these journeys we’ve curated a selection of small group trips focusing on the environment, wildlife, art and culture. These trips are intimate in nature, getting deep into the subject of the trip, whether it be polar bears, birding in the Northwest Territories, searching for the Spirit bear in the Great Bear Rainforest, or the artistic expressions of Nunavummiut (the people of Nunavut.) Here is a selection of our favourite small group trips in 2013.
Please give us a call for more details on our small group departures


Birding Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula
June 11 - 16, 2013 $2,025 USD + HST

Baffin Island Floe Edge: Narwhals & Polar Bears
June 17 - 24, 2013 $5,395 USD + GST

Birding the High Arctic & NWT
June 23 - July 3, 2013 $5,750 USD + GST

Alianait Arts Festival & The Local Iqaluit
June 27 - July 4, 2013 $4395 USD + HST

VikingTrail Experience
Various departures from From $2,900 USD + HST
June 2 - September 15, 2013

British Columbia Heli-Hiking & Birding
July 12 - 15, 2013 $2,695 USD + GST

South Baffin Art
July 18 - 25, 2013 $4,765 USD + HST

Torngat Safari Heli-Hiking
July 26 - August 3, 2013 $3,645 USD + HST

Torngat Safari Base Camp
August 2 - 10, 2013 $6,745 USD + HST

Belugas, Bears & Blooms

July 18 - 23, 2013 August 1 – 6, 2013 $ 3,999 USD + HST

Birding New Brunswick & Grand Manan
August 17 - 26, 2013 $2,740 USD + HST

Great Bear Rainforest
September 20 - 29, 2013 $6,495 USD + HST

Art on the Rock
September 27 - 30, 2013 $1,150 USD + HST

Quebec in Fall: Birds & Whales
September 27 – October 6, 2013 $3,095 USD + GST

Bears of Churchill
Various dates between October 22 - November 17, 2013 $5,349 USD + HST


HAIDA GWAII: The Queen Charlotte Islands
July 2014

Expeditions 2014

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Newfoundland Circumnavigation
ITINERARY June 2 - June 12, 2014 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Towering icebergs drift south on Arctic currents as wild birds soar above bright blue waves, where whales cavort in the glory of springtime. Among the brightly painted clapboard houses of tiny outports, smiling faces greet curious travelers. Newfoundlanders are famous for sharing their unique culture with visitors at legendary kitchen parties. Visitors will soon find themselves revelling in the warm welcome and deep sense of community at every stop. History haunts the rugged shores of Newfoundland and Labrador. Basque whalers left 16th century galleons on the bottom of Red Bay, six hundred years after Vikings had abandoned L’Anse aux Meadows. Geology overwhelms the mightiest works of man: the dramatic vistas of Gros Morne National Park reveal Precambrian cliffs and deep fjords that formed as magma cooled amid collisions of continental crusts.
Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: St. John’s, Newfoundland Trinity Bay Fogo Island Notre Dame Bay L’Anse aux Meadows Gros Morne National Park Day Day Day Day 7: 8-9: 10: 11: Port aux Port Peninsula South Coast Miquelon, France St. John’s, Newfoundland

Nature and culture nestle together, from the island of Miquelon—the last outpost of France’s former North American empire—to Fogo, where old English and Irish dialects linger. In St. John’s, one of Canada’s great cities

surrounds one of the world’s great harbours, and 500 years of history beckons at both the beginning, and ending of a trip that will live on forever in memory!



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Sable Island
June 12 - June 20, 2014 June 20 - June 28, 2014 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Sable Island has all the makings of a myth: a forty one kilometres long sandbar, three hundred kilometres southeast of Halifax, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Now a research and rescue station, the remote and otherworldly island was recently named a national park by the Government of Canada. A legend for centuries, Sable Island beckons the intrepid adventurer for a closer look at its many mysteries. Home to a population of feral ponies (descended from the equine survivors of a long-ago shipwreck), the island is also home base for large breeding groups of harbor and grey seals, vast colonies of birds including Arctic terns and the unique Ipswich sparrow—and a community of half a dozen humans. Shrouded in fog, surrounded by sharks, battered by constant winds and currents, the shifting shores of Sable Island were the ruin of hundreds of wooden ships during their heyday.

Day Day Day Day Day 1: 2: 3-6: 7-8: 9: St. John’s At sea Sable Island Saint Pierre St. John’s
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Among those sands lie wrecks and artifacts dating from the earliest days of transatlantic sail. Yet Sable Island is a uniquely peaceful place. A haven for ecologists,

photographers, scientists, birders and horse-lovers, under open skies far from the hue and cry of cities and freeways, Sable Island offers a new and deeper definition of an ‘island getaway’.



© Parks Canada, J. Tompa


Newfoundland & Wild Labrador
ITINERARY June 29 - July 12, 2014 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Canada’s easternmost province is a living lesson in botany, history, geology, zoology, anthropology, and hospitality. This spring trip is timed to make the most of the bloom of the early season, and we’re likelier to see ice and icebergs at this time of year too, not to mention marine mammals at their finest, and seabirds beyond counting. Working our way up the coast of Newfoundland from the island of Saint Pierre, a last outpost of the former French Empire, we visit spectacular Gros Morne National Park, with its pristine fiords and outstanding vistas; the national historic site of Port Au Choix, where four different ancient cultures have lived; and the reconstructed Viking settlement at L’Anse Aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then there’s Labrador, a favourite destination for AC staff and guests alike. Here you’ll find the highest
Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: Saint Pierre Miawpukek (Conne River) Gros Morne National Park Port au Choix Red Bay L’Anse aux Meadows & Battle Harbour Day 7: Day 8: Day 9: Day 10-13: Day 14: Wonderstrands Hopedale Okak Torngat Mountains National Park Kuujjuaq

mountains in Canada east of the Rockies, and a practically untouched coastline. The Inuit homeland, Nunatsiavut, meaning ‘Our beautiful land’ is rich with attractions: whales, seals, birds and bears, icebergs, and

the spectacular wilderness of Torngat Mountains National Park. We’ll cap our journey with a visit to Nunavik, Quebec’s Arctic coastal region, and end our trip at Kuujjuaq.



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Arctic Safari
ITINERARY July 23 - August 2, 2014 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Midnight sun, marvelous creatures, and endless landscapes are part of the lure of the North. And then there are the people: for millennia, Arctic dwellers have learned to thrive in this environment. European explorers navigated the icy waters seeking whales, gold, a route to the Orient and a new home. Our classic Arctic expedition explores the North’s unique cultural, historical and natural legacy. From Kangerlussuaq, Greenland we sail down the country’s longest Fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle to call in at the splendid town of Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A Zodiac cruise into the ice-fjord, where icebergs calve from the massive icecap, will leave you humbled. Crossing Davis Strait, to Baffin Island, with its winding fjords, we’ll encounter one of the world’s most dramatic coastlines. We’ll visit the sheer bird cliffs of Bylot and Prince Leopold Island and watch for whales in the ocean trench along Isabella Bay.
Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord) Sisimiut Coast Ilulissat Karrat Fjord Upernavik At Sea Day Day Day Day Day 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) Devon Island Prince Leopold Island Beechey Island Resolute

New friends await in the vibrant Inuit community of Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet). Our local hosts—elders, school kids, and community leaders eagerly

showcase their home. We’ll learn firsthand how communities are striking a balance between modernity, and centuries of tradition.



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High Arctic Adventure
ITINERARY July 23 - August 2, 2014 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Day Day Day Day Day 1: 2: 3: 4: 5-7: Resolute Devon Island Coburg Island Qaannaq, Greenland Exploring Smith Sound Day Day Day Day 8: 9: 10: 11: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord) Devon Island Beechey Island Resolute

It’s a special kind of adventure trip that begins, and ends, in a town called Resolute! Even in summer, the High Arctic is a remote and challenging environment; we go where the ice lets us go. But aboard the Sea Adventurer, you will travel in comfort, to places few ever venture. Devon Island is so remote, a NASAled project conducted Mars research in its meteor impact crater. Grise Fiord is Canada’s northernmost civilian settlement—and one of its most charming. Beechey Island features the lonesome graves of lost Franklin expedition sailors. Cobourg Island is uninhabited by people, but bowhead whales, narwhal, polar bear, seals, and walrus are here in abundance. And it’s a birder’s paradise, with multiple conservation designations. Black Guillemot, Black-legged Kittiwake, Glaucous Gull, Northern Fulmar, and Thick-billed Murre are all found here.

Qaannaq, Greenland is one of the world’s most remote communities, and gateway to spectacular Smith Sound, one of the least travelled places on Earth. Here we’re truly explorers, venturing as far as the ice will allow.

Sighting whales and wildlife as we go, we’ll return to the relatively southerly Resolute, at a mere 74 degrees north.



In remote Arctic waterways, weather, sea and ice conditions, and safety will determine our daily progress. Our actual route may vary from the proposed one.

© Jonathan Huyer


Arctic Explorer
ITINERARY August 2 - August 12, 2014 aboard the Sea Adventurer
Summer north of the Arctic Circle: endless days among rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, vast glaciers and pristine water. And in every Arctic community, visitors will find a warm welcome. On Beechey Island, the graves of Franklin expedition explorers testify to the lure of the high Arctic—and to its unforgiving terms. Yet at summer’s peak, the top of the world is rich with life. On Prince Leopold Island, seabirds swoop in vast flocks: Thickbilled Murres, Northern Fulmars and Black-legged Kittiwakes skim over the teeming waters of the Arctic Ocean. Isabella Bay (or Nigingnaniq), a National Wildlife Area, is a pristine feeding ground for threatened bowhead whales. The fjords of Baffin Island are an ideal place to seek out whales, walrus and seals. At Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), visitors awestruck by the beauty of nearby Bylot Island meet local hosts who
Day 1: Resolute Day 2: Beechey Island & Prince Leopold Island Day 3: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) Day 4: Exploring Northeast Baffin Day 5: Kanngiqtugaapik, (Clyde River) Day Day Day Day Day Day 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: Nigingnaniq (Isabella Bay) Karrat Fjord Uummannaq Ilulissat Itilleq Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord)

proudly showcase their culture, with Inuit games and throat singing. In Kanngiqtugaapik (Clyde River), locals share ‘country food’ with travellers touring the town. In Greenland, soaring mountains, epic icefields, and

seemingly endless Kangerlussuaq Fjord surround cozy communities of cheerfully painted houses—a fitting coda to the symphony of summer, north of sixty degrees!



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Northwest Passage East to West
ITINERARY August 12 - August 28, 2014 aboard the Sea Adventurer
From the soaring shores of Greenland, to the mouth of the Coppermine River, the legendary Northwest Passage is pure inspiration. Even today, few venture in to this remote route through Canada’s Arctic. In the Arctic, nature reigns supreme, and we will go only where the ice and weather conditions permit. We recommend this expedition to our most adventurous guests! Travelling the shores of the world’s largest island, we’ll marvel at icebergs and fjords and enjoy Greenlandic culture, in the quaint town of Upernavik and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat. Crossing from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic, we will continue our journey as conditions permit, exploring legendary locations swathed in ice and bathed in northern light: Smith Sound, the Beaufort Sea, Prince of Wales Strait, Amundsen Gulf, and Melville Island among them.
Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: Kangerlussuaq Sisimiut Ilulissat Karrat Fjord Upernavik Kap York Smith Sound Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord) Coburg Island Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 10: Devon Island 11: Beechey Island 12: Bathurst Island 13: Melville Island 14: Banks Island 15: Prince of Wales Strait 16: Ulukhaktok (Holman) 17: Kugluktuk (Coppermine)
Potential Alternate Route Day 14: Peel Sound Day 15: Queen Maude Gulf Day 16: Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay) Day 17: Kugluktuk (Coppermine).

Lancaster Sound is famous for its beluga whales and other marine mammals. Beechey Island holds the graves of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. Along the coast of Ellesmere Island, we’ll follow the

route to the North Pole. How many can say they have visited Canada’s northernmost community? Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord) is ‘the place that never thaws’, but visitors are warmly welcomed by our eager local hosts.



In remote Arctic waterways, weather, sea and ice conditions, and safety will determine our daily progress. Our actual route may vary from the proposed one.

© Dennis Minty


Northwest Passage West to East
ITINERARY August 28 - September 11, 2014 aboard the Sea Adventurer
The quest for a northern sea route to Asia obsessed Europeans for centuries. Long after its discovery, the ice-choked waters of the Northwest Passage forbade all but the hardiest navigators. Today, the Northwest Passage remains a legendary route that few have the privilege of travelling. Consider this a modern-day voyage of exploration across the top of the world. Beginning in Kugluktuk, at the mouth of the Coppermine River, we’ll journey into legend in contemporary comfort aboard the Sea Adventurer. In Taloyoak, formerly known as Spence Bay, we trace the routes of the explorers, including the famed John Ross expeditions in the 1830s that pinpointed the Magnetic North Pole. At Beechey Island we’ll visit the graves of members of the lost Franklin Expedition. On Devon Island, we’ll find the Dundas Harbour RCMP historical
Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 1: Kugluktuk (Coppermine) 2: Coronation Gulf 3: Kent Peninsula 4: Queen Maude Gulf 5: Gjoa Haven 6: Taloyoak 7: Bellot Strait 8: Somerset Island & Beechey Island Day Day Day Day Day Day Day 9: Devon Island 10: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) 11: Karrat Fjord 12: Uummannaq 13: Ilulissat 14: Sisimiut 15: Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord)

site and scan the horizon for narwhal and walrus. We’ll look for whales and polar bears on our passage through Bellot Strait. Crossing Baffin Bay toward Greenland,

we’ll cruise among icebergs at the Ilulissat Icefjord. Join us in tracing one warm line through a history both tragic and inspiring: a story of courage, determination, and epic endurance!



In remote Arctic waterways, weather, sea and ice conditions, and safety will determine our daily progress. Our actual route may vary from the proposed one.

© Michelle Valberg


Greenland & Wild Labrador
ITINERARY September 11 - September 24, 2014 aboard the Sea Adventurer
For some, Southwest Greenland and the wild coast of Labrador are too remote. Our clients think they’re just remote enough! Consider Kangerlussuaq, the gateway to our journey. Located 168 km up a spectacular fjord from the Arctic Ocean, it has drawn adventurers for centuries, but remains gloriously unspoiled. Likewise, splendid Nuuk, Greenland’s capital and home to the 500-year-old Qilakitsoq mummies, surrounded by mountains, glaciers and icebergs. Even more remote is the passage across Davis Strait to the community of Kangiqsualujjuaq in the Inuit territory of Nunavik, Northern Quebec. Then there’s Nunatsiavut, the homeland of the Labrador Inuit. Dominated by the awe-inspiring Torngat Mountains National Park, it’s home to some of the highest mountains in Canada east of the Rockies—and a favourite destination among the AC staff. Beneath the mountains lie the
Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6-8: Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord) Kangaamiut Nuuk At sea Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River) Torngat Mountains National Park Day Day Day Day Day Day 9: 10: 11: 12: 13: 14: Hebron Nain Mealy Mountains L’Anse aux Meadows & Conche Fogo Island St. John’s

abandoned settlement of Hebron, founded by the Moravian Church in 1776, and the contemporary community of Nain. Our first stop in Newfoundland is the Viking outpost at L’Anse aux Meadows, the earliest known European

settlement in the New World. Our adventure ends in St. John’s, North America’s oldest city, a perfect end point to an unforgettable trip.



© Cedar Swan


October 17 - November 6, 2014 aboard the Sea Adventurer

The timing is perfect for Adventure Canada’s return to Antarctica. This year, we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famed Endurance Expedition. Join us as we retrace the routes and landings of this epic adventure. From the tip of Tierra del Fuego, to the Falkland Islands, the South Okrneys, South Georgia, the ice shelves and the Antarctic continent itself, this is a trip like no other. Explore untouched islands, beaches, mountains and ice throughout the polar South. Hike portions of Shackleton’s fabled trek over South Georgia Island, and pay your respects at his grave in the former whaling station of Grytviken. Encounter whale, seal and bird populations in a pristine environment: albatross, sea elephants, fur and leopard seals, whales galore, and literally millions of penguins! Learn from Antarctic field scientists about environmental changes affecting the region and its wildlife. Photograph extraordinary landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and the century-old remnants of polar expeditions on the trip of

Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Puerto Madryn Puerto Madryn/embark At sea Falklands At sea South Georgia At sea South Orkneys Elephant Island South Shetlands, Antarctic Peninsula Day 17-18: Antarctic Peninsula Day 19-20: At sea Day 21: Ushuaia 1: 2: 3-4: 5-6: 7-8: 9- 12: 13: 14: 15: 16:

a lifetime. Savour Antarctic history, birding, botany and geology in this remote, fascinating part of the world, where legends live on!



© Aaron Russ

EXPEDITION COSTS INCLUDE: *Pre-departure materials *All entry and park fees *Team of resource specialists *Applicable taxes *Educational program *All Shipboard Meals *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees EXPEDITION COST DOES NOT INCLUDE: *$250 Discovery fee *Commercial & Charter flights *Gratuities (suggested $15 USD per passenger, per day) *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation Insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Possible fuel surcharges *Pre & post hotel accommodation *Optional excursions * additional costs associated with payments made by credit card. Please see Tour Fares.

Applies to 2013 & 2014 expeditions

2013 Expeditions and Berth Prices (USD)
Date 2013
Scotland Slowly Scotland to Greenland Heart of the Arctic Arctic Explorer Into the Northwest Passage Out of the Northwest Passage Greenland & Wild Labrador Newfoundland Circumnavigation Discovery Fee
DISCOVERY FEE Each area we visit has rich cultural experiences and wild treasures to offer. As guests, we have made a point to source and support local projects in the areas through which we travel. A contribution from each passenger, billed separately as the Discovery Fee, represents a portion of the money we donate to ensure the longevity and success of educational, environmental and cultural initiatives in these regions. Our Discovery Fee is $250 USD per person for all Shipboard Expeditions. PRICING Rates above are in US dollars, per person, per voyage based on double occupancy. Discovery fee and charter and commercial airfare is not included in the Berth price. Single occupancy cabins are available in categories three through seven at 1.6 times the double occupancy rate. Please call for availability.


Charter flights

Cabin Class Categories 1

$4,995 $3,995 $4,995 $5,395 $8,795 $9,395 $5,595 $4,495 $250

$5,995 $4,595 $5,995 $6,495 $9,895 $10,295 $6,695 $5,095 $250

$6,595 $5,495 $6,795 $7,395 $10,795 $11,695 $7,495 $5,695 $250

$7,995 $6,695 $7,995 $8,595 $12,595 $12,995 $8,995 $6,595 $250

$8,995 $7,495 $8,995 $8,995 $13,595 $14,395 $9,895 $7,095 $250

$9,595 $7,995 $9,695 $9,995 $14,595 $15,495 $10,495 $7,995 $250

$9,995 $8,495 $9,995 $10,595 $15,195 $15,995 $10,995 $8,595 $250

$10,495 $8,895 $10,495 $10,995 $15,995 $16,695 $11,495 $8,995 $250

$11,395 $9,995 $10,995 $11,795 $16,595 $17,595 $11,995 $9,395 $250

Jun 2 - Jun 12 Jun 12 - Jun 24 Jun 24 - Jul 6 Jul 27 - Aug 6 Aug 6 - Aug 20 Aug 20 - Sep 5 Sep 5 - Sep 18 Sep 18 - Sep 27

$1,180.75 $1,705.68 $1,891.99 $1,957.78 $2,054.05 $1,085.53

$2,995 $3,895 $3,995 $7,195 $7,595 $3,995 $3,695 $250

CURRENCY Although we are a Canadian company, most of our operating costs are paid in U.S. dollars. For this reason all tour prices are in U.S. dollars. We will accept Canadian dollars at our current exchange rate if paid in full at the time of booking. We are not responsible for bank exchange rates on credit card transactions. TOUR FARES Published prices are based on exchange rates and tariffs in effect at the time of printing (March 2013) and are subject to change without notice. Once the deposit has been received changes will not be made to the base price. No refund will be given if costs are reduced. The company reserves the right to amend all or part of any tour price for any reason including, without limitation: increased fuel costs, airfares, airport charges or increases in ground operator service fees. Tour fees quoted are based on group participation. Prices are cash/ cheque discounted, and in US dollars.

2013 Credit Card Pricing is as follows: Scotland Slowly: C1 $4,155 C2 $5,195 C3 $6,235 C4 $6,859 C5 $8,315 C6 $9,355 C7 $9,979 C8 $10,395 C9 $10,915 C10 $11,851 Scotland to Greenland: C1 $3,115 C2 $4,155 C3 $4,779 C4 $5,715 C5 $6,963 C6 $7,795 C7 $8,315 C8 $8,835 C9 $9,251 C10 $10,395 Arctic Explorer: C1 $4,155 C2 $5,611 C3 $6,755 C4 $7,691 C5 $8,939 C6 $9,355 C7 $10,395 C8 $11,019 C9 $11,435 C10 $12,267 Heart of the Arctic: C1 $4,051 C2 $5,195 C3 $6,235 C4 $7,067 C5 $8,315 C6 $9,355 C7 $10,083 C8 $10,395 C9 $10,915 C10 $11,435 Into the Northwest Passage: C1 $7,483 C2 $9,147 C3 $10,291 C4 $11,227 C5 $13,099 C6 $14,139 C7 $15,179 C8 $15,803 C9 $16,635 C10 $17,259 Out of the Northwest Passage: C1 $7,899C2 $9,771 C3 $10,707 C4 $12,163 C5 $13,515 C6 $14,971 C7 $16,115 C8 $16,635 C9 $17,363 C10 $18,299 Greenland & Wild Labrador: C1 $4,155 C2 $5,819 C3 $6,963 C4 $7,795 C5 $9,355 C6 $10,291 C7 $10,915 C8 $11,435 C9 $11,955 C10 $12,475 Newfoundland Circumnavigation: C1 $3,843 C2 $4,675 C3 $5,299 C4 $5,923 C5 $6,859 C6 $7,379 C7 $8,315 C8 $8,939 C9 $9,355 C10 $9,771



2014 Expeditions and Berth Prices (USD)
Cabin Class Categories
Date 2014
Newfoundland Circumnavigation Sable Island Newfoundland & Wild Labrador Arctic Safari Arctic Explorer Northwest Passage East to West Northwest Passage West to East Greenland & Wild Labrador Antarctica Discovery Fee
Jun 2 - Jun 12 Jun 12 - Jun 20 Jun 20 - Jun 28 Jun 29 - July 12 Jul 23 - Aug 2 Aug 2 - Aug 12 Aug 12 - Aug 28 Aug 28 - Sep 11 Sep 11 - Sep 24 Oct 17 - Nov 6


10 8 13 10 10 16 14 13 20

$3,995 $2,695 $3,595 $3,995 $3,995 $8,195 $7,295 $4,595 $8,995 $250

$4,995 $3,695 $4,595 $5,495 $5,495 $9,695 $8,795 $5,795 $9,995 $250

$5,995 $4,695 $5,595 $6,995 $6,995 $11,195 $10,295 $6,995 $10,995 $250

$6,595 $5,295 $6,195 $7,695 $7,695 $11,895 $10,995 $7,595 $11,695 $250

$7,595 $6,495 $7,395 $9,095 $9,095 $13,495 $12,595 $8,795 $12,995 $250

$8,095 $6,995 $7,895 $9,695 $9,695 $14,195 $13,295 $9,295 $13,995 $250

$8,995 $7,995 $8,895 $10,895 $10,895 $15,395 $14,495 $10,295 $14,595 $250

$9,495 $8,495 $9,395 $11,395 $11,395 $15,895 $14,995 $10,795 $15,995 $250

$10,195 $9,495 $10,395 $12,395 $12,395 $16,895 $15,995 $11,795 $17,595 $250

$10,995 $10,495 $11,395 $13,395 $13,395 $17,895 $16,995 $12,795 $19,995 $250

2014 Credit Card Pricing is as follows: Newfoundland Circumnavigation: C1 $4,155 C2 $5,195 C3 $6,235 C4 $6,859 C5 $7,899 C6 $8,419 C7 $9,355 C8 $9,875 C9 $10,603 C10 $11,435 Sable Island C1 $2,803 C2 $3,843 C3 $4,883 C4 $5,507 C5 $6,755 C6 $7,275 C7 $8,315 C8 $8,835 C9 $9,875 C10 $10,915 Newfoundland & Wild Labrador C1 $3,739 C2 $4,779 C3 $5,819 C4 $6,443 C5 $7,691 C6 $8,211 C7 $9,251 C8 $9,771 C9 $10,811 C10 $11,851 Arctic Safari C1 $4,155 C2 $5,715 C3 $7,275 C4 $8,003 C5 $9,459 C6 $10,083 C7 $11,331 C8 $11,851 C9 $12,891 C10 $13,931 Arctic Explorer C1 $4,155 C2 $5,715 C3 $7,275 C4 $8,003 C5 $9,459 C6 $10,083 C7 $11,331 C8 $11,851 C9 $12,891 C10 $13,931 Northwest Passage (East to West) C1 $8,523 C2 $10,083 C3 $11,643 C4 $12,371 C5 $14,035 C6 $14,763 C7 $16,011 C8 $16,531 C9 $17,571 C10 $18,611 Northwest Passage (West to East) C1 $7,587 C2 $9,147

C3 $10,707 C4 $11,435 C5 $13,099 C6 $13,827 C7 $15,075 C8 $15,595 C9 $16,635 C10 $17,675 Greenland & Wild Labrador C1 $4,779 C2 $6,027 C3 $7,275 C4 $7,899 C5 $9,147 C6 $9,667 C7 $10,707 C8 $11,227 C9 $12,267 C10 $13,307 Antarctica C1 $9,355 C2 $10,395 C3 $11,435 C4 $12,163 C5 $13,515 C6 $14,555 C7 $15,179 C8 $16,635 C9 $18,299 C10 $20,795 PAYMENT POLICY A deposit of $1,000 USD per person is required upon booking to confirm participation. Adventure Canada strongly advises all passengers to obtain trip cancellation insurance at the time of deposit. The balance of the payment is required 120 days prior to your departure date. The Company reserves the right to cancel reservations if payments are not received in time. Prices are cash/cheque

discounted, if you wish to pay by credit card please refer to our credit card pricing. Please make cheques payable to: ADVENTURE CANADA. Please review our Cancellation & Refund Policy for a full outline of our cancellation terms. 2014 CHARTER FLIGHTS Adventure Canada arranges charter flights for select departures which all guests will be booked on - this cost is not reflected in the berth price. If one does not wish to be booked on the charter flight, please advise your Adventure Specialist at the time of booking. Charter flight prices will be available by January 2014 - please budget between $1800-$2000 USD per person.


Family is important! In order to promote multi-generational travel, we are offering a 30% discount to travellers under 30 years of age. Please call us for details!

Single travellers not requiring private accommodation on shipboard programs can be matched with another single traveller at no extra charge. Single-occupancy cabins are also available at 1.6 times the regular cost. Please call us for pricing & availability


If you can play the bagpipes, bring them along and ask about our bagpiper’s rebate!


Important Information
HOW TO REGISTER To register for an Adventure Canada expedition each participant must complete the registration form and return along with a $1000 USD deposit. THE REGISTRATION FORM IS DOUBLE SIDED AND YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED ON BOTH SIDES. By returning the registration form and deposit you are acknowledging and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions and release required for participation on any Adventure Canada excursion. All cheques must be made out to: Adventure Canada. Full payment by credit card is subject to credit card pricing. ITINERARIES Weather, ice and government regulations may require changes to be made to the itineraries and/or the cancellation of certain shore excursions. Every attempt, within the limits of law, time and safety, will be made to adhere to the itineraries described. There may be a planned alternate for your route, please inquire at the time of booking. In the event of changes, passengers are not entitled to any refund or other compensation. Expedition fees are based on group participation. Should you choose not to take part in any activity or make use of services provided, no refund will be given. Vessels and dates are subject to change. SINGLE TRAVELLERS On shipboard expeditions travellers willing to share their accommodations will be guaranteed the double occupancy rate even if a roommate is not available. Single travellers who wish to guarantee single accommodations may do so at 1.6 times the published rate in categories 3-7, subject to availability. PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION Prior to your tour we will send you a pre-departure package including a statement of account, log in details to access your online profile, a booklet describing life aboard the ship, reading list, packing suggestions and other useful travel tips. ONLINE PROFILE Adventure Canada collects personal information from our passengers via a secure online account. You will be required to provide select medical and personal information and acknowledgement of select liabilities. Online accounts are set up by booking reservation. This means that all passengers on a given reservation will have access to each others information. You will be asked to acknowledge this process on our reservation form by checking off the box ‘I/we agree that all passenger details will be viewable by all persons on this registration/reservation’. If you prefer to have individual access to the online account please do not check this box on the reservation form and advise your Adventure Specialist by calling or communicating your request by email. If you prefer to provide your personal information to Adventure Canada by mail or fax please contact us and we will send you paper copies. We ask that your personal information be completed at your earliest convenience, but at least 120 days prior to departure. You will not receive your final documents until these forms are completed and submitted. INSURANCE Adventure Canada strongly advises all passengers to obtain travel insurance at the time of deposit. If you have not yet purchased your commercial airfare you may increase your insurance coverage afterwards. By not purchasing coverage at the time of booking you are not fully covered. Adventure Canada’s cancellation terms apply to all passengers. Emergency Medical and Evacuation Insurance is required for participation in all Adventure Canada expeditions. PASSPORTS & VISAS PASSPORTS ARE MANDATORY. Participants are responsible for obtaining personal Visas, passports and inoculations if required at their own expense. ACTIVITY LEVEL Adventure Canada expeditions are intended for people in reasonably good health. Zodiac cruises and transfer times can be lengthy. There are no elevators on board ship, and you must be able to climb stairs between decks. You must also be able to climb the external gangway stairs to transfer between the ship and the zodiacs. Our guides and ship crew are available to assist you in and out of the Zodiacs, both on shore and at the gangway. Adventure Canada expeditions may involve extensive walking in variable weather over sometimes hilly, uneven terrain. Wherever possible on shore excursions, we break into smaller, guided groups according to interest and physical ability. This may mean one small group going off on a strenuous, two hour hike on steep terrain, while another explores the area in and around the landing beach, keeping to relatively level terrain and short distances. Generally speaking, once a few people are ready to return to the ship, the Zodiacs are usually available to take you back at the time of your choosing. ZODIAC CRAFT Zodiacs are the favoured means of transportation in the Arctic for all our expeditions and, indeed, wherever shallow waters and beaches ring the shoreline. They are stable, versatile craft which cruise at an approximate speed of four knots, and in windy weather can make for rather splashy rides. We therefore recommend wearing wet weather gear for Zodiac transfers. Life preservers are absolutely compulsory. Zodiac landings will generally entail disembarking onto rocky or gravelly beaches. The beach landings may be wet, meaning that there may be some spray en route to shore, and that you may have to step into water up to 25 cm/10 inches deep. Rubber boots are highly recommended. MEDICAL FACILITIES This expedition is intended for persons in good health. Passengers who are not fit for long trips for any reason, including disability, heart or other health conditions, are advised not to join the tour. Should any such condition become apparent, we reserve the right to decline embarkation. Our vessel is not equipped to handle serious medical conditions. Medical and Emergency Evacuation insurance is mandatory and may be purchased through Adventure Canada at the time of booking. All passengers must carry a minimum of $75,000 USD per person emergency medical and evacuation coverage. This may not cover the full cost of a medical emergency. Additional expenses are the full responsibility of the passenger A ship’s doctor will be in attendance in the ship’s small medical clinic on most cruises to administer to passengers’ basic health needs. If you require specific medications, please ensure that you bring a supply adequate to last you for the duration of the journey. Any applicable fee for medical services rendered or medicines supplied will be debited from your account. GRATUITIES Our staff try hard to please and tips are heartily appreciated. In fairness to all of those who work together to make your cruise enjoyable, tips are collected at the end of the voyage and distributed equitably among the crew. Although we leave tip amounts to your discretion, in the past many passengers have asked for a recommended amount. We suggest a rate of $15USD per day, per passenger, as a kind and generous offering. Tips will be automatically added to your shipboard account, you may advise the purser onboard of you would like to increase or decrease the tip amount.

RELEASE, TERMS AND CONDITIONS Please read this important information carefully. The delivery by the passenger of the deposit together with a signed copy of this document to Adventure Canada (AC) Eagle Eye Tours (EE), Routes to Learning (RTL) shall constitute the passenger’s consent and agreement to all of the provisions contained herein. (Signature required on both sides) CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY All requests for cancellations must be received in writing. Upon Adventure Canada receiving a written notice of cancellation at least 120 days prior to the scheduled date of departure, the passenger shall receive a full refund of its tour fees, less an administrative penalty of $500 per person. If a written notice of cancellation is received by Adventure Canada between 91 and 120 days prior to the scheduled date of departure, the passenger shall receive a refund of 35% of its tour fees. Please note that within the 90-day limit, all fees, deposits and tariffs received by Adventure Canada are forfeited. For these and other reasons mentioned below, passengers are strongly advised to obtain trip cancellation insurance at the time of deposit. No refunds shall be made to passengers who do not participate in any part of, or otherwise do not complete, the tour for any reason whatsoever.

evacuation, trip cancellation and interruption, accident and baggage insurance. Emergency medical and evacuation coverage is mandatory for trip participation and policy documentation will be required. Any losses sustained by the undersigned passenger as a result of its failing to obtain proper insurance coverage shall be the sole responsibility of the passenger. For full coverage, including cancellation coverage prior to departure, passengers are strongly recommended to obtain insurance at the time of deposit. IMAGES AND PRIVACY On these trips we take many photos, some of which we use for promotional purposes. If you would not like photos which include you to be used, please let us know in advance. We may also celebrate your birthday or special event, let us know if you would like to abstain. ITINERARY The itineraries/programs described are subject to change at the discretion of the ship’s master. These are expeditions to remote parts of the world. Adventure Canada, reserves the exclusive right, in its sole discretion, to alter or omit any part of the itinerary or change any reservation, staff member, feature and/or means of conveyance without notice and for any reason whatsoever including but not limited to weather and sea conditions, availability of anchorages, force majeure, political conditions and other factors beyond our control and without allowance or refund and with any and all extra costs resulting there from paid by the passengers. Adventure Canada, expressly reserves the right to cancel, without prior notice to the passengers, any tour prior to departure, in which case tour fees will be refunded without further obligation on the part of Adventure Canada, including, but not limited to the payment of interest accrued thereon. Decisions to alter then itinerary/program as aforesaid shall be made in the best interest of all passengers aboard the vessel. Adventure Canada, expressly reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel the reservation of, or remove from the tour, any passenger at any time. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION Adventure Canada is a sub-charterer of the Sea Adventurer. Adventure Canada’s registration serves as the Passage Contract Ticket, which is the standard passenger contract and liability waiver of the vessel mentioned herein. Passengers are encouraged to read this document upon receipt. In accepting this Passage Contract Ticket, passengers agree to be bound by its terms and conditions RELEASE The undersigned hereby agrees with these terms and conditions and further agrees that Adventure Canada shall have no liability or responsibility whatsoever for damages to or loss of property, or injury which may be sustained by reason of, or while engaged on, any Adventure Canada tour, whether due to Adventure Canada (AC), Eagle Eye (EE), Routes to Learning(RTL) ownership, maintenance,

use, operation or control of any manner of conveyance used in carrying out the tour; (ii) the use of transportation or other services of owners, operators, or public carriers for whom AC/EE/RTL acts only as agent; (iii) passenger’s lack of proper travel documentation (such as visas, passports, etc.); (iv) any act, omission or event occurring during the time that passengers are not aboard AC/EE/ RTL carriers or conveyances; or (v) any act of war, insurrection, revolt or other civil uprising or military action occurring in the countries of origin, destination or passage, or changes caused by sickness, weather, strike, quarantine or other causes beyond the control of AC/EE/RTL. The undersigned hereby waives any claim it may have against Adventure Canada for any such damage, loss or injury. The passenger understands and acknowledges the ticket in use by the carriers concerned (when issued) shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passage. Adventure Canada of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Ontario Registration No. 0400 1400) acts only as agent for all services described herein. AC/EE/RTL and its sponsoring organizations do not assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any claims, damages, expenses or other financial loss related to the operation of this tour. All legal questions and actions against Adventure Canada must be brought in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and by its acceptance hereof the passenger waives any right to bring an action in any other forum. The passenger hereby certifies that he/she does not have a mental, physical or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other passengers. The passenger agrees to honestly complete the personal information request from AC/EE/RTL via our website or by requesting paper copies, prior to departure. Adventure Canada reserves the right to request further information from your physician. The undersigned passenger clearly understands that the liability of AC/EE/RTL is definitively limited as aforesaid. The undersigned passenger has carefully read the terms and conditions set out herein as well as the materials regarding the tour provided by AC/EE/RTL and is aware that such tour involves the risk of personal injury or death and damage or loss of property. In consideration of the benefits to be derived from participation in the tour, the undersigned voluntarily accepts all risk of personal injury or death and property damage or other loss arising from participation on the tour and hereby agrees that he/she and his/her dependents, heirs, executors and assigns, do release and hold harmless AC/EE/RTL and its employees, officers, directors, trustees and representatives from any and all claims, including claims of negligence, illness, personal injury, death or property damage or loss, however caused, arising from or related to this tour. The undersigned has read carefully this agreement, and will abide by the conditions set by AC/EE/RTL and in the terms and conditions hereof or elsewhere published. The undersigned affirms that he/she has not received or relied on any oral or written representation of Adventure Canada as a basis for executing this Release.

DELAYS In the event of a delay, passengers will be responsible for all costs and expenses associated therewith, including, without limitation, any additional food, lodging or transportation costs resulting from such delay. We recommend you obtain full travel insurance coverage and purchase refundable air tickets. BAGGAGE Baggage is solely at the passenger’s risk and expense. Baggage is limited to a maximum weight of 20 KG for all excursions involving an Adventure Canada charter flight. Also, commercial airline luggage allowance is typically two pieces per passenger and one piece of carry-on luggage, subject to weight restrictions, but please check with your airline for current standards. Excess baggage is not permitted on charter flights. Any excess baggage charges for commercial flights are the responsibility of the passenger. INSURANCE Due to the nature of the tour in which the passenger will be participating, passengers should have in place prior to departure, comprehensive insurance coverage including without limitation medical, emergency




© Dennis Minty Back cover © Michelle Valberg

CONTACT: Adventure Canada 14 Front St. S. Mississauga, ON, L5H 2C4 Phone: 905-271-4000 or 1-800-363-7566 info@adventurecanada.com Web: www.AdventureCanada.com

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