Adventure Canada wins 2014 Cruise Vision Award


L to R: Shawna Strickland, port of Port aux Basques/Cruise Association of NL; Vanessa George, Marketing Manager for Cruise the Edge; Cedar Swan, VP, Adventure Canada.

On the heels of our twenty-fifth anniversary last year, 2014 marks another milestone for Adventure Canada: twenty years of operating in Newfoundland and Labrador.

And there’s no better way to kick off this season than with the 2014 Cruise Vision Award, “presented to leaders who demonstrate a meaningful commitment to the provincial cruise industry”.

As our VP, Cedar Swan said:

“Each year, we strive to launch new initiatives and itineraries that promote Newfoundland and Labrador as a premier cruise and travel destination and we’re thrilled to be recognized for our dedication, passion and creativity in the region. Newfoundland and Labrador is a guest favourite. We appreciate every opportunity to be a part of the community and are honoured to receive this award.”

2014CruiseVisionAwardThe Tourism Excellence Awards, held recently in Gander, Newfoundland, celebrates achievements and commitments to the region’s booming tourism industry.

Fully half of Adventure Canada’s guests visit Newfoundland and Labrador, and we are proud to have taken a leadership role in bringing travellers to remote outports and hamlets across the province. We’ve helped develp Nunatsiavut, the Inuit homeland of Labrador, as an expedition cruise destination, and shared the stunning beauty of Torngat Mountains National Park.

We’re grateful to some of the region’s finest artists, culturalists, authors and musicians, who have travelled with us and helped us promote Newfoundland and Labrador’s incredible array of cultural offerings. The award is a reflection of the joy we’ve shared.


Photo: Hospitality Newfoundland & Labrador

Visit Newfoundland and Labrador on one of these Adventure Canada 2014 expedition cruises:

Newfoundland Circumnavigation, June 2-12
Sable Island, June 12-20
Sable Island, June 20-28
Newfoundland and Wild Labrador, June 29-July 12
Greenland and Wild Labrador, September 11-24

Visit our trips page to see our full suite of Newfoundland and Labrador trips, including land-based small group tours perfect in combination with our seagoing adventures.

25 Years of Adventure

Adventure Canada from inMotion on Vimeo.

At Adventure Canada, we’re celebrating an important milestone this season. We ran our first trip to the Arctic twenty-five years ago this summer, with founders Matthew Swan, Bill Swan and Dave Freeze.

Thus began a story of family and friends, determined to take adventure-seeking travellers to the great ‘blank spaces’ on the globe. (And have a little fun along the way.)


All these years—and hundreds of trips—later, Adventure Canada remains a small operation, headed up by the next generation Swan family. In this beautifully shot video from inMotion, Matthew, Cedar, Alana and Matthew James tell the story in their own words.

You’ll also see some of the awesome scenery of the Arctic, where we still love to travel, year after year.

Cedar Swan, Globe catalyst nominee

catalyst-swan00sr1We’re very proud of our V.P., Cedar Bradley-Swan: she’s been named one of ten nominees for the Globe and Mail‘s Catalyst series, searching for creative Canadians.

We’re delighted for Cedar. In a small, family run business like Adventure Canada, we can’t help but feel Cedar’s recognition shines a bright light on all our efforts.

Perhaps most importantly, we note that in the Globe ‘s recent profile and video of Cedar she reveals what motivates her: the beauty of the Arctic, and the incredible spirit of the people who call the North ‘home’. We share those feelings too.

Congratulations, Cedar, on your nomination! It is indeed an honour.