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Alberta/Ontario/Greenland

The Legendary Northwest Passage: An Arctic Expedition

Set sail for the storied Northwest Passage, the explorers’ Holy Grail that wasn’t discovered until 1906, and witness unbelievable arctic environments on this extraordinary expedition.
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Program No. 21408RJ
Length
20 days
Starts at
16,499
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Alberta/Ontario/Greenland

The Legendary Northwest Passage: An Arctic Expedition

Set sail for the storied Northwest Passage, the explorers’ Holy Grail that wasn’t discovered until 1906, and witness unbelievable arctic environments on this extraordinary expedition.
Length
20 days
Starts at
16,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Program No. 21408 RJ
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DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.
Ship Outside
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Aug 30 - Sep 18, 2021
SOLD OUT
Ship Inside 16,499
Ship Outside 17,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: No extra cost for single cabins in select categories when you enroll by Dec. 31, 2020! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

The start location for this departure is Yellowknife instead of Calgary.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.
Ship Outside
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Aug 30 - Sep 18, 2021
SOLD OUT
Ship Inside 16,499
Ship Outside 17,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: No extra cost for single cabins in select categories when you enroll by Dec. 31, 2020! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

The start location for this departure is Yellowknife instead of Calgary.

At a Glance

As long ago as the Age of Discovery, European explorers dreamed of a northern sea route to the Pacific. This “Northwest Passage” would not be successfully transited, though, until the legendary adventurer Roald Amundsen did it between 1903 and 1906 — spending nearly two of those years immobilized by ice. Soon, the long-hoped-for possibility of using the passage as a shipping shortcut may become reality due to climate change. Now is the time to sail this storied route and experience the otherworldly Arctic environment on an expedition aboard an ice-rated small ship.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day over hilly, rocky, uneven terrain. Climbing stairs between decks on board as well as external gangway stairs to transfer between the ship and Zodiacs. Most embarkations and disembarkations will be via Zodiac, which require stepping up or down about 12 inches. Zodiac landings will generally entail disembarking onto rocky or gravelly beaches, and in windy weather can make for rather splashy rides.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit Canada's northernmost public community, Aujuittuq, or "place that never thaws."
  • Sail the Ilulissat Icefjord via zodiac, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world's fastest-moving glacier.
  • Enhance your knowledge with unique access to Adventure Canada's seasoned onboard staff, each professionals in their fields including culturalists, photographers and naturalists.

General Notes

The itinerary is subject to change based on weather and ice. The program is limited to 24 participants and the ship holds 198 passengers.
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Twenty-Five Brave Men: Tales from an Arctic Journey
by James Urness
Across Time and Tundra: the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic
by Ishmael Alunik
Inuit Stories: Pvungnituk/Légendes inuit: Povungnituk
by Zebedee Nungak and Eugene Arima, eds.
The Arctic Sky: Inuit Star Lore, Legend and Astronomy
by John MacDonald
Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram
by Charles W. Johnson
Harpoon of the Hunter
by Markoosie
Paper Stays Put: A Collection of Inuit Writing
by Robin Gedalof
Uqalurait: an Oral History of Nunavut
by John Bennett and Susan Rowley, eds.
Who Owns the Arctic: Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North
by Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre
The Voyage of the Narwhal
by Andrea Barrett
Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik the New York Eskimo
by Kenn Harper
A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic
by E.C. Pielou
From Magic Words to Word Processing: A History of the Inuit Language
by Louis-Jacques Dorais
Dead Reckoning: the Untold Story of the Northwest Passage
by Ken McGoogan
The legend of Kiviuq as retold in the drawings of Nancy Pukirnak Aupaluktug. Preface by Diane Webster
by Nancy Pukirnak Aupaluktuq
The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole
by Pierre Berton
Northern Voices: Inuit Writing in English
by Penny Petrone ed.
Inuit: glimpses of an Arctic past
by David Morrison and Georges-Hébert Germain
The Last Gentleman Adventurer
by Edward Beauclerk Maurice
Qikaaluktut: Images of Inuit Life
by Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik and David F. Pelly
Gossip: a Spoken History of Women in the North
by Mary Crnkovich ed.
In Order to Live Untroubled: Inuit of the Central Arctic, 1550-1940
by Renée Fossett
Race to the Polar Sea: The Heroic Adventures and Romantic Obsessions of Elisha Kent Kane
by Ken McGoogan
What We Know about Climate Change
by Kerry Emanuel
The Last Imaginary Place
by Robert McGhee
Inuit Studies Reader: an Intuit Anthology
by Gillian Robinson ed.
Inuit: The Story of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference
by Aqqaluk Lynge
The Big Thaw: Adventures in the Vanishing Arctic
by Ed Struzik
Our Ice is Vanishing/ Sikuvut Nunquligtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers and Climate Change
by Shelley Wright
Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga
by William F. Fitzhugh (ed. Ward)
The Magnetic North
by Sara Wheeler
Boundless
by Kathleen Winter
Native peoples of Québec. Michel Noël, Redaction
by Sylvain Harvey ed.
Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition
by John Geiger and Beattie Owen
True North: Peary, Cook, and the Race to the Pole
by Bruce Henderson
Tammarniit (Mistakes): Inuit Relocation in the Eastern Arctic, 1939-63
by Frank James Tester
The other side of Eden: hunters, farmers and the shaping of the world
by Hugh Brody
Fatal Passage: The Untold Story of John Rae, the Arctic Adventurer Who Discovered the Fate of Franklin
by Ken McGoogan
The Gates of Hell: Sir John Franklin's Tragic Quest for the Northwest Passage
by Andrew Lambert
The Future History of the Arctic
by Charles Emmerson
Across the Top of the World
by James Delgado
Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World
by Todd McLeish
Lady Franklin's Revenge: A True Story of Ambition, Obsession and the Remaking of Arctic History
by Ken McGoogan
Arctic Dreams
by Barry Lopez
The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic, and the Whole Planet
by Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Arctic Eden
by Jerry Kobalenko
In the Shadow of the Pole: An Early History of Arctic Expeditions, 1871-1912
by Season Osborne
The Gates of Hell: Sir John Franklin’s Tragic Quest for the Northwest Passage
by Andrew Lambert
Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus
by John Geiger and Alanna Mitchell
Arctic Dreams and Nightmares
by Alootook Ipellie
Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset
by Odette Leroux, Marion E. Jackson, and Minnie Aodla Freeman
Canada's Relationship With Inuit: A History of Policy and Program Development
by Sarah Bonesteel
Eden of the North
by Signe Rink
Ghosts of Cape Sabine: the Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition
by Leonard F. Guttridge





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