Antarctica & Arctic
To sail the Northwest Passage is to sail through living history, to sail the haunting landscapes that have enchanted explorers for centuries.
Destinations > Eastern Canada > Into the Northwest Passage
16 nights aboard the Ocean Endeavour, all shipboard meals and activities, shore excursions, port taxes and fees.
22 Aug '20
In the fierce untameable wilds lies a stark beauty - the remote reaches of the north have a power that is all their own. Join the ranks of the fearless adventurers who have been lured by the Northwest Passage's spirit.
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Join the select few who have travelled this legendary route
Learn about the Inuit communities, culture and worldview firsthand
Photograph birds and wildlife in their remote wilderness habitat
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Sondre Stronfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world! You may find herds of musk ox, reindeer, arctic foxes as well as peregrine falcons.
Blessed with an ice-free harbour year-round, Sisimiut has been inhabited for 4,500 years, and is currently home to 6,000 residents.
Venturing north of the Arctic Circle, we cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilussat Ice fjord to one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world.
Ilulissat is a colourful town famed for its handicrafts.
Today we cruise spectacular fjords, known for plentiful marine life, icebergs and inspiring landscapes.
We sail from Greenland across to the Canadian province of Nunavut.
Qikiqtarjuaq, a community on Broughton Island, is known for its wildlife and whale watching. Qikiqtarjuaq boasts a burgeoning Inuit craft industry.
Today we explore the east coast of Baffin Island in Auyuittuq National Park. Baffin is the largest island in Canada and home to 11,000 people.
Today we search for belugas and narwhals as we navigate the fjords of northeast Baffin Island.
At over fifty thousand square kilometres, Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on earth. The landscape is so barren that NASA tested the Mars rover here.
In 1845, Sir John Franklin took his expedition of 129 men and two ships into the Wellington Channel. Not a soul returned, and the three graves found at Beechey Island left no indication as to the fate of the rest of the party.
Today we search for polar bears. Depending on ice conditions, we may stop to explore the area.
Melville Island is a major breeding ground for a small sea goose, the Western High Arctic Brant, one of the rarest goose stocks in the world.
Usqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven) is home to both the Northwest Passage Territorial Historic Park and Canada’s most northerly golf course. Many traditional Inuit activities are still practiced here, including throat singing and drum dancing.
The HMS Erebus, was a Hecla-class bomb vessel, built in Wales in 1826. The ship took part in the Ross Expedition from 1839 to 1843, and became icebound in an attempt to locate the fabled Northwest Passage. The wreck was designated a National Historic Site prior to being located in 2014 by a Parks Canada underwater archaeology team.
Located between Victoria Island and the Arctic coast of mainland Canada, the Coronation Gulf is linked to the Arctic Ocean via the Dolphin and Union Strait on the west and by the Dease Strait and Queen Maud Gulf on the east. We will be scouting the area for an opportunistic stop.
Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the western-most community in Nunavut. The river is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the role it played as an exploration and fur trade route. Today we disembark and transfer to the airport.
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