Adventure Canada - Out of the Northwest Passage

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Listing #: 10320
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Adventure Canada

14 Front St. S.
Phone: 905-271-4000/1-800-363-7566
Email: info@adventurecanada.com
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Description

Out of the Northwest Passage September 2-18, 2018      

Aboard the 198-Passenger Ocean Endeavour

http://www.adventurecanada.com/trip/northwest-passage-2018/

The Northwest Passage remains one of the world’s last true frontiers, and this expedition takes you to its heart. In Canada’s vast northern wilderness, wildlife roams free and the great geological forces shaping our planet reveal themselves to the wondering eye. The recent finding of Franklin’s ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror reminds us that we sail into history, legend, and myth that continues today!

Nunavut’s communities offer a warm welcome, blending the traditional and the contemporary in unique and compelling ways. Making our way north to Smith Sound, we enter the realm still defined by ice: towering icebergs, vast glaciers, and the last redoubt of the great northern pack. Greenland offers geology, geography, and culture with a European flair. 

Highlights

  • Travel the route that has enchanted explorers for centuries
  • Enjoy visits to vibrant Inuit communities
  • Make the most of excellent opportunities to encounter whales and polar bears
  • Visit the historic graves of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition
  • Cruise the Ilulissat Icefjord, a unesco World Heritage Site—home to the world's fastest-moving glacier
  • Experience the northern lights in all their majesty

Intended Itinerary: September 2–18, 2018

Day 1: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU

Day 2: Coronation Gulf

Day 3: Queen Maud Gulf

Day 4: Usqsuqtuuq
(Gjøa Haven) 

Day 5–7: Peel Sound and Parry Channel

Day 8: Beechey Island

Day 9: Lancaster Sound 

Day 10: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)        

Day 11: Smith Sound

Day 12-14: Northwest Greenland
Day 15: Ilulissat

Day 16: Itilleq Fjord  

Day 17: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Charter flights

Northbound Charter Flight: Edmonton, AB to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU
Early-morning flight


Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON
Evening arrival

This is our proposed itinerary. It is highly probable that weather, sea, and ice conditions will not allow us to travel this exact route. Our Expedition Leader and the Ocean Endeavour's captain will determine our exact route day by day.

2018 EXPEDITION COSTS INCLUDE:

*Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour for two in Category Eight accommodations *Pre-departure materials *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Applicable taxes *Educational program *Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All Shipboard Meals *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees *Charter flights where indicated

2018 EXPEDITION COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE:

*Commercial 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 *Pre & post hotel accommodation *Optional excursions

Questions? info@adventurecanada.com

 

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