Adventure Canada photographer and resource staff member Danny Catt, is on the road in Asia on a third educational journey, ‘Catt-Trax 3’.
Danny left for Asia 10 days ago and after a quick stop in Kathmandu he made his way overland to Lhasa.
It has been an amazing week, first crossing a few 5000 metre passes, then visiting Tibetan monasteries (some with more than 900 monks studying, praying and learning the philosophy of Buddhism). Danny visited the Potala Palace a couple of days ago and fulfilled a life long dream to visit the residence of the Dalai Lama.
Danny has just flown to Chengdu in Sichuan province this morning to search for Giant Pandas and later this week he is presenting at the World Congress of Biodiversity in Xian.
Way to go Danny!
Follow the Catt-Trax Journey (March to June 2012)
Join Danny on our 2012 Arctic Safari! For more information, please click here or email Sheryl Saint.
Track the genealogy of your favorite wolf and pack since the beginning!
Charting Yellowstone wolves: the pictoral record of the greatest wildlife management experiment of the 20th century, Wolf Restoration to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Contained within is the complete collection of all annual laminated wolf charts produced since the beginning.
Now you can trace the genealogy of your favorite wolves and packs with your own complete permanent record of all 46 charts.
Also included are detailed records of the founders and their fates. Supplemental materials include range maps for the Ecosystem through 2011.
To order your copy, please click here.
Join Jim on our 2012 Epic High Arctic Expedition. For more information, please click here or email Matthew James, firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s not a site you can visit, a person you can read about, or a date in history, but the federal government is designating the relationship between the Moravian church and the Inuit in Labrador a national historic event. The Moravian’s put down strong roots here by learning and promoting the Inuktitut language. Much of that relationship is still alive today.
Moravian church member Joan Andersen in Makkovik is proud of the partnership and recognition from Parks Canada and we’ll be visiting her home town on this year’s Greenland and Wild Labrador program.. As the Moravian experience is recognized as a national event, efforts of heritage communities in Nain and Hopedale will certainly heighten.
Explore the former Moravian Mission at Hebron during our Greenland and Wild Labrador Program. For more information, please click here
or email Sheryl,
As a special offer to the Adventure Canada family–and to get the 2012 season off to a great start– Epic High Arctic photographer Stephen Gorman is making his award winning photo book Arctic Visions -Encounters at the Top of the World available for $22.50 –a 25% discount off of the $30 list price- and also providing free shipping!
Some people travel to discover a country’s cuisine, others for the wildlife. Lori Henry travels to learn about a culture through its traditional dances. In Canada, hundreds of ethnicities have made the country their home and Lori crosses the vast terrain to learn how some of their traditions and lifestyles have evolved through dance.
In Nunavut, Lori visits the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit to learn Inuit drum dancing and throat singing. Although her throat singing sounded a bit like Kermit the Frog, she got the hang of drum dancing through the workshops led by Kugluktuk dancer, Dettrick Hala. She also reminisces about her last trip with Adventure Canada along the Eastern Coast of Baffin Island, weaving bits of that adventure into her narrative, and speaks extensively with regular AC leader, John Houston, about growing up in Cape Dorset.
In Adventure Canada’s first annual Mini-Expedition and Reunion, we will be taking to the waters of the Toronto Harbour. Join us on Sunday afternoon, November 13, 2011 aboard the fabulous Captain Matthew Flinders (Swan).
This Mini-Expedition is open to everyone, please feel free to bring your friends! Boarding time is 2pm, sailing at 2:30, retuning to the dock at Queen’s Quay for 6:30pm – disembark for 7pm.
Tickets are just $20 for Cabin Category 10 (there are no other categories… nor are there cabins) making this the most affordable Adventure Canada Expedition of all time!
The 5-hour expedition will include:
- Daily Program, Reading and Clothing lists
- Expedition cruising around Toronto Harbour
- Mini Lectures from AC Expedition staff
- Live performances from some of AC’s favourite musicians
- Fabulous AC-style prizes
- Dancercise (see below)
- Daily recap
Space is limited to 200 guests, is on a first-come basis, and this is going to be a serious amount of fun!
Please confirm your attendance by calling our office at 1-800-363-7566, 905-271-4000 or email us at email@example.com
Our new brochure has been released and is in the mail right now, hopefully en route to you! If we don’t have you mailing address and you’d like to receive the new 2012 International Brochure, please do send us an email or give us a call, we’d be happy to get one in the mail to you!
Inside you’ll find our new offerings, including our New Zealand voyage aboard the Oceanic Discoverer, and a new instalment of our Celtic Quest, our Circumnavigation of Ireland aboard the Clipper Adventurer.
Can’t wait? You can get a look at the brochure right now by clicking here!
Adventurers on Greenland & Wild Labrador got a first hand look at Adventure Canada’s Arctic Clean-Up Mission along the Torngat Mountains National Park in Northern Labrador. This project, in partnership with Parks Canada, involved identifying over 80 sites within the Torngat Mountains National Park that contained garbage, including hundreds of old fuel drums. Due to the materials found on these sites, extensive testing was conducted for possible contamination and removing the contamination and garbage from the park.
The coast of Labrador is a favourite destination among the Adventure Canada staff, and Adventure Canada jumped at the opportunity to help clean up the park. On September 23, Adventure Canada removed over 150 fuel drums onto the Clipper Adventurer, bringing them south so that they could be responsibly disposed of.
The clean-up mission will continue next year. In total over 40,000 lbs of garbage and fuel drums was removed from the park and surrounding Nunatsiavut through a partnership with Cruise North in 2010 and Adventure Canada in 2011.
Missed out this year? We’re booking our 2012 Greenland and Wild Labrador program now. Click here for more info!
AC Canada staff member Tom Barlow (know in the industry as "Barlow") has just released his new album "Burning Days". The first single ‘Steal Like A Billionaire’ is a satiric look at the global financial crisis and features a music video shot, in part, on the Clipper Adventurer during the recent AC trip to Greenland and Labrador. The video features several of the trip’s staff and passengers. To have a listen to the album or to purchase it click on this link.
You can check out the video on YouTube by clicking here.
The book, STORIES ABOUT STORYTELLERS: Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, and Others, is now available
everywhere, published by ECW Press (ISBN : 978-1-77041-068-8 ), and aided by fine reviews in the National Post ("He has a fine authorial voice, conversational in tone, like the best storytellers") and the Winnipeg Free
Meanwhile his travelling one-man show, with precisely the same title, is hitting the road in October with the following dates:
Vancouver Writers’ Festival, October 18
Victoria, October 19
Toronto Harbourfront I.F.O.A., October 22
Ottawa Writers’ Festival, October Sunday 23.
Precise details of these performances are give at his website, www.douglasgibsonbooks.com.
along with details of his November visits.
More to come!
All members of the Adventure Canada clan are very welcome at all of these events, when the author’s hand-shaking and book-signing hand will be in fine shape.
Houston North Gallery’s second virtual exhibition presents a selection of 30 recent sculptures from Nunavut inspired by the magnificence of the polar bear. Do come in and have a look around! Also visit (or revisit) our first virtual exhibition, "The Spirit World," which will continue through October.
Please click here to visit the Realm of the Polar Bear Exhibition.
Ian Tamblyn is busy working on the CD from Out the NWP and the Greenland and Wild Labrador Voyages. In total there will be 17 songs – includes all requests by signed up passengers. For those still wishing to purchase this "gem" email Ian here and include your mailing address and a cd will come to you.
For those who have already ordered, it should be in the mail next week!
Low and behold we are holding a Pig Roast and Kitchen Party to celebrate the return of Spring and yet another successful trip around the Sun by our Rear Admiral – Matthew Swan.
When: Sunday April 3, 2011
Time: Begins at 1:00 pm
at 3:00pm & 4:00pm
Where: Hedgerow Farm, 45 minutes north east of Toronto
- Roast Pig on a spit, looks a lot like Matthew
- Vegetarian Pig, that also looks a lot like Matthew
- Lots of other great food offerings on the Potluck Tab
- Music, all afternoon from the AC musical family
- Property Tours (See below)
- 32 two storey sauna, largest in the neighbourhood
- Snooker Room
- An afternoon of music headed up by Tyler Yarema’s Red Hot Players, Tom Kovacs, Washboard Hank, Dave Marshak and Rebecca Burgum the Karaoke master
RSVP is essential, please call us at (905) 271-4000, toll-free at 1-800-363-7566 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your RSVP if you intend to join one of our travel sessions.
We will supply a map with your confirmation.
Contributions for salads, dessert and wine pot-luck table welcome, but not required.
Admission is, of course, free.
Haida Gwaii is an amazing area with over 100 islands, beautiful forested creek walks, rugged exposed headlands, and protected passageways between towering mountains. Theories suggest that parts of Haida Gwaii escaped the last ice age, forming a glacier refuge for certain forms of plant and animal life. How else to explain the presence of plant species found nowhere else in the world, and noticeably different sub-species of bird, fish and mammal? The Queen Charlottes provide a remarkable evolutionary showcase – thus, their description as the "Canadian Galapagos". Guided by Haida Watchmen, we will journey through history as we visit ancient Haida Villages lining the BC Coast. Small ship travel through this unforgettable landscape allows us to voyage to places not reachable by land. We wind our way through the archipelago to enjoy all this beauty…All aboard!
July 15-24, 2011 aboard the 14-passenger sailboat, the Island Roamer.
For more information, please click here or email Judy, email@example.com
The Avalon Peninsula has been rated by National Geographic Traveler magazine as the world’s number one coastal destination. Come experience it first hand with photographer and naturalist Dennis Minty and his partner Antje Springmann. On this small group tour, they will take you to the heart of the most easterly corner of North America, still largely undiscovered by the vast majority of travellers. It is a tour for photographers of all levels, their companions and the artistically-minded. Book soon, their Gros Morne National Park and western Newfoundland tour is already sold out!
July 17-23, 2011
For more information, please click here or email Judy, firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also join Dennis in the Arctic this year on our Greenland & Wild Labrador Expedition. Check out his tribute to Polar Bears by clicking below.
|Polar Bear Tribute
Have you been thinking about enjoying the splendours of the Arctic? Join us for an information session on the nuts and bolts of Arctic travel. How to get there? What to expect? What to wear? Join us at one of our upcoming events to meet our team, learn about outstanding travel opportunities in Canada and have some fun!
April 18 @ Canmore Public Library, Canmore (with AC staffer Jerry Kobalenko)- 5:30 pm
April 20 @ University of Calgary, Calgary (with AC staffer Jerry Kobalenko)- 7:00 pm
May 4 @ Atwater Library, Montreal – 6:30 pm
May 5 @ Valberg Imaging, Ottawa – 7:00 pm
May 10 @ Fort Garry Hotel, Edmonton – 7:00 pm
May 12 @ Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver – 7:00 pm
May 14 @ Victoria Central Library, Victoria – 2:00pm
May 24 @ Prince George Hotel, Halifax – 7:00 pm
June 13 @ The Horticultural Society, New York – 7:00 pm
RSVP for each event is necessary. Please send an email to email@example.com (Please put the location in the subject line) or phone 1-800-363-7566.
In January, Michelle was awarded the "Order of the Good Bear" by the Children’s Hopsital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation for her work and dedication to CHEO over the years. Congrats Michelle!
For those visiting Ottawa over the coming months, don’t forget to visit Michelle’s Arctic Kaleidoscope at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Check out her promo video below:
|Arctic Kaleidoscope – The People, Wildlife & Ever-Changing Landscape
For more information on the exhibition please click here.
Michelle will be joining us on our sold-out 2011 Into the Northwest Passage Expedition.
Ian is currently touring Canada’s West Coast; upon his return Ian will continue to work on Part 3 of the Four Coast Project – The Arctic: Walking the Bones of the Past.
Ian has also just published his first songbook, Voice in the Wilderness. It features fifty songs and chord charts, open tunings and online links to his songs. The collection is published by North Track Records, and is available through www.tamblyn.com or North Track Records, Box 68 Station B, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6C3 .
Ian will also be a guest at the Kingston Writer’s Festival, in Kingston Ontario on April 10th.
Join Ian aboard the Clipper Adventurer this Summer on our Atlantic Arts Float. For more information, please click here or email Sheryl Saint at firstname.lastname@example.org