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Canadian Arctic

Our voyages through the Canadian Arctic aim to take you to places of great beauty and historic importance and enable more seasoned voyagers to explore further afield than our Arctic adventures in Europe.

We put together our itineraries thoughtfully in order to include areas of exceptional splendour, great wildlife viewing and historical significance. They are led by a team of experts and specialists including geologists, botanists, biologists, anthropologists and historians. 

Depending on your voyage there is wealth of land mammals to be seen, such as polar and grizzly bears, musk ox and caribou; while bowhead whale, narwhal, walrus and harp seals patrol the seas. Your bird encounters could include Brant and Pacific geese, bald eagles, snow geese and many species of seabird. When you are not marvelling at the magnificent scenery of Arctic tundra, glaciers and icebergs you will meet with the Inuit people and learn something of the exploration of the region in bygone days.

The cold, dry Arctic climate is an archaeologist's dream. Here, the remains of human occupation are often very visible and artefacts can be remarkably well preserved. Although nothing can be moved or removed from these precious sites, they are wonderful places to visit and discover the ancient Inuit culture up close. You can trace the fascinating history of Pre-Dorset, Dorset and Thule cultures, whose hunting, lifestyle and artistic traditions varied greatly. And you will return with haunting images of some of the most famous expeditions, such as Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated North West Passage expedition of 1845 from which no one returned. 

 

 

Itineraries relating to the Canadian Arctic

 

Canadian Arctic

Clients’ comments

“A few photos from our trip as promised. The fox was amazing it came really close to us and stayed for half an hour to watch the party. The Polar bear on an ice flow eating a seal was a really lucky break. The Belugas were just astonishing, there must have been hundreds of them, as the whole sea was churned up by them as they raced up and down the shore line. Never seen anything like it.  As we got to Cambridge Bay they had just raised the Maud ready to take her back to Norway.”

Malcolm and Pam Mundy, Northwest Passage Franklin’s legend, August 2016

 

“Your service was truly exceptional! We have traveled a lot and tried the services of several companies (both in the UK and the US) and you rank right up there at the top (and we have used some good ones). Your responsiveness was very much appreciated, particularly when the 2014 trip was cancelled. This level of personal service really makes a difference. This was one of the best trips we have taken - one of those that was a revelation and will always be remembered (like our first trip to see the wildlife in Southern Africa, for example).  And your service was first rate - we are so glad that we chose you to organize our trip. We would be happy to be a reference/resource for you with any future travelers (particularly from North America) if you would ever want us to.”

Richard and Christine Holdrup, Arctic Explorer, August 2015   

“Thank you for your welcome home. The holiday was absolutely brilliant. I have been expedition cruising since 1992 and this was the BEST of them all. The staff were so careful, watchful and caring. They were always available and collectively so funny. It was just great. Now, so was all your organising – thank you for all your help.”

Margaret Dykes, Into the Northwest Passage, August 2011