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Adventure Canada

Explore hidden treasures – by sea!

In the summer of 1988, Adventure Canada ran its very first Arctic expedition—a camping trip to Baffin Island, Nunavut. It was a far cry from the way we travel now. But Adventure Canada’s founders established the key to our success: the where, the how, and the why of expedition travel. As I look forward to the next thirty years with my siblings Alana and MJ, we always keep the where, the how, and the why in mind.

  • Where do we go? To the best of places. We pioneered expedition cruising in the Canadian Arctic; looking forward, we’re tracing the coastlines of Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, and Greenland before our signature trips to the high Arctic, the Northwest Passage, Newfoundland & Labrador—and beyond.

  • How do we go? The Adventure Canada way: highlighting local knowledge; working with communities; partnering with like-minded organizations; combining education, entertainment, and fun. We travel with artists and musicians, scientists and scholars. Our top-notch expedition team and crew bring the personal touch—and travellers like you bring the energy, the curiosity, and the wonder.

  • Why do we go? Why take a ship to a faraway kingdom or cruise a distant fjord? Why visit the belugas of Lancaster Sound or the bears of Churchill? Why wander among Scottish castles, Viking ruins, or Thule artifacts? Why gaze up at the northern lights, or spot rare birds, or do any of those wonderful things we do?

  • Why? Because you do! You seek new horizons, new experiences, new ideas, and new friends. And we’re here to take you there. That’s the where, the how, and the why of it. After all—why not?


Go into the unknown

The world’s great wild places are calling you. The best experiences happen when you enter the unknown.

Engage with the experts

Broaden your horizons through Indigenous knowledge, science, and the arts.

Learn from the locals

Local artists, Indigenous leaders, and experienced culturalists will connect you to our destinations.

Explore with explorers

Travel with those who have dedicated their lives to exploring the world's wild places

Wander in your own way

We offer a range of options at every stop. Your onboard schedule is flexible and adaptable.