Fun at the museum

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Adventure Canada is delighted to be sponsoring the Extraordinary Arctic festival at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

This show, which runs through April, is an amazing opportunity to learn about and experience the Arctic in the sunny south.

Film screenings, talks, exhibits and interactive exhibits offer lots of engagement for grownups and kids alike.

Above, you can see Matthew Swan and Aaju Peter tending the Adventure Canada table on opening night.

Below, visitors enjoy building an igloo (minus the ice!)

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Watch for more info about Extraordinary Arctic and if you’re anywhere near Ottawa, please drop by.

Cruise Nunavut

This gorgeous video from Canada’s North will look familiar to many AC guests: it was shot aboard our beloved ship, Sea Adventurer.

In fact you can see the AC flag flying from the mast!

If you’ve cruised Nunavut before, you’ll know the magic. If you haven’t, well, maybe this is your year.

Join us for one of these amazing Nunavut cruises:
Heart of the Arctic, June 24 – July 6, 2013
Into the Northwest Passage, Aug. 6 – Aug. 20, 2013
Out of the Northwest Passage, Aug. 20 – Sept. 5, 2013

Vanishing Point

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From the NFB: This feature documentary tells the story of 2 Inuit communities of the circumpolar north-one on Canada’s Baffin Island, the other in Northwest Greenland-that are linked by a migration led by an intrepid shaman.
As part of the University of Calgary‘s Aboriginal Awareness Week, the Native Centre, First Nations Student Association and the Arctic Institute of North America proudly present the award-winning film Vanishing Point on Tuesday March 12th.

Film-makers Steve Smith and Julia Szucs will be in attendance! (Previous AC passengers may recognize Julia from her videography work on past trips to the Arctic.)

Full details here.

Gorgeous Greenland

Greenland – Rough. Real. Remote. from media.gl on Vimeo.

Whatever your current impressions of Greenland, you’re bound to have your eyes opened by this stunning video.

Featuring Red Bull trial biker, Petr Kraus, this trailer for the video series Greenland – Rough. Real. Remote is beautifully shot, superbly edited, and just as compelling for the ears as it is for the eyes.

We couldn’t watch just once, and we bet you won’t either.

You can find out more about the making of this film from the crew at 99backcountry.com

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Visit Greenland this summer on one of these Adventure Canada voyages:
Scotland to Greenland, June 12 – June 24, 2013
Heart of the Arctic, June 24, 2013 – July 6, 2013
Arctic Explorer, July 27, 2013 – Aug. 6, 2013
Into the Northwest Passage, Aug. 6 – Aug. 20, 2013
Out of the Northwest Passage, Aug. 20 – Sept. 5, 2013
Greenland & Wild Labrador, Sept. 5 – Sept. 18, 2013

Ian Tamblyn’s ‘Side By Each’

Few artists know Canada’s remote places like musician, adventurer and playwright Ian Tamblyn.
In a career that has spanned 4 decades, Ian has travelled the country from coast, to coast, to coast, celebrating and sometimes lamenting the world’s great remote spaces in song.
Ian’s latest album, Side By Each, is no exception. The new album, released February 13th, is his 35th recording project.
Ian continues in the tradition of haunting compositions that seem to draw life from the land itself, intertwined with lyrics deep with poetry and meaning. The new video single, Listen to the Water Fall (below) describes the birth of mighty icebergs from a glacier off the coast of Greenland.


Join Ian Tamblyn this summer for one of these amazing trips:

Scotland Slowly, June 2, 2013 – June 12, 2013
Scotland to Greenland, June 12, 2013 – June 24, 2013
Heart of the Arctic, June 24, 2013 – July 6, 2013

Heart of the Arctic: for lovers (of adventure)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Just like the guests in this beautiful video, we’re born romantics at Adventure Canada.

And nothing’s more romantic to us than the Heart of the Arctic.

Travelling in style on a journey from coastal Greenland, to Iqaluit, beneath a summer sun that never leaves the sky, makes an ideal getaway for lovers—of adventure.

Seabirds swirl, polar bears prowl, whales wallow in the water the water—and awestruck adventurers experience the trip of a lifetime among magnificent icebergs beneath and endless skies.

That’s our idea of a perfect Valentine.

Heart of the Arctic runs from June 24 – July 6, 2013.