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Québec/Newfoundland and Labrador

Exploring the Mighty Gulf of St. Lawrence

Discover unique cultural and natural wonders in the world’s largest estuary, learning about this special region through expert-led hikes, exciting excursions and informative lectures.
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Program No. 21823RJ
Length
14 days
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7,299
Québec/Newfoundland and Labrador

Exploring the Mighty Gulf of St. Lawrence

Discover unique cultural and natural wonders in the world’s largest estuary, learning about this special region through expert-led hikes, exciting excursions and informative lectures.
Length
14 days
Starts at
7,299
Length
14 days
Rating (2)
Starts at
7,299
Program No. 21823RJ

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At a Glance

The Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada’s virtual inland sea, beckons with stunning coastal regions, enigmatic islands, rich history from First Nations to today’s resolute residents of remote villages, and an abundance of wildlife. Share the camaraderie of this exciting Road Scholar adventure aboard a ship built for exploring.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore the world’s largest estuary, a place of extraordinary ecological richness and distinctive human and natural history.
  • Experience the unique history and culture of Atlantic Canada, from stunning landscapes and hiking opportunities to potential wildlife sightings.
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Cape Breton Island, famed for it's rocky shores, glacial valleys, and barren headlands.

General Notes

The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions. The program is limited to 24 participants and the Ocean Endeavour holds 198 passengers.
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Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik the New York Eskimo
by Kenn Harper
Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram
by Charles Johnson
The Gates of Hell: Sir John Franklin's Tragic Quest for the Northwest Passage
by Andrew Lambert
The Last Gentleman Adventurer
by Edward Beauclerk Maurice
The Other Side of Eden: Hunters, Farmers, and the Shaping of the World
by Hugh Brody
What We Know About Climate Change
by Kerry Emanuel
From Magic Words to Word Processing: A History of the Inuit Language
by Louis-Jacques Dorais
Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition
by John Geiger & Owen Beattie
Ghosts of Cape Sabine: the Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition
by Leonard F Guttridge
Canada's Relationship With Inuit: A History of Policy and Program Development
by Sarah Bonesteel
Dead Reckoning: the Untold Story of the Northwest Passage
by Ken McGoogan
Gossip: a Spoken History of Women in the North
by Mary Crnkovich ed.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic
by E.C. Pielou
Uqalurait: an Oral History of Nunavut
by John Bennett and Susan Rowley, eds.
Across Time and Tundra: the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic
by Ishmael Alunik
The Legend of Kiviuq as Retold in the Drawings of Nancy Pukirnak Aupaluktuq.
by Nancy Pukirnak Aupaluktuq; Preface by Diane Webster
Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset
by Odette Leroux, Marion E. Jackson, and Minnie Aodla Freeman
True North: Peary, Cook, and the Race to the Pole
by Bruce Henderson
The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole
by Pierre Berton
In Order to Live Untroubled: Inuit of the Central Arctic, 1550-1940
by Renee Fossett
The Future of the Arctic
by Charles Emmerson
The Right to Be Cold: One Women's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic, and the Whole Planet
by Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Paper Stays Put: A Collection of Inuit Writing
by Robin Gedalof
Who Owns the Arctic: Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North
by Michael Byers
Franklin's Lost Ship: Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus
by John Geiger & Alanna Mitchell
Across the Top of the World
by James Delgado
Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga
by William F Fitzhugh
Native peoples of Quebec. Michel Noel, Redaction
by Sylvain Harvey
The Voyage of the Narwhal
by Andrea Barrett
Arctic Dreams and Nightmares
by Alootook Ipellie
The Last Imaginary Place
by Robert McGhee
Arctic Dreams
by Barry Lopez





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