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Canada / FULLY ESCORTED TOURING 17 Day Into the Northwest Passage Expedition Cruise Northwest Passage – Michelle Valberg The Northwest Passage represents the pinnacle of Arctic exploration. On this trip, like the explorers before, you’ll experience the quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland. Then, crossing Davis Strait, you’ll visit Qikiqtarjuaq, the iceberg capital of Nunavut, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. Somerset and Devon Islands offer opportunities to spot Peary caribou, polar bear, walrus, and muskoxen – and for visits to ghostly RCMP and Hudson’s Bay Company posts. Meet the Inuit who have called this remarkable place home for generations, and join the ranks of the adventurers who have been lured by its legend. Northwest Passage – Michelle Valberg Highlights (included): • Sail the waters where Franklin’s ships were recently discovered • Haunting artifacts of the northern explorers, HBC and RCMP • Inuit communities, culture and worldview first hand • Greenland’s unique European approach to arctic life • Marvel at the Ilulissat Icefjord • Photograph rare birds and arctic wildlife • Visit ancient sites of the Thule and Dorset people with onboard archaeologist Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Day 2: Sisimiut Day 3: Ilulissat Day 4: Ilulissat Day 5: Western Greenland Day 6: Western Greenland Day 7: Qikiqtarjuaq Day 8: Eastern Baffin Island Day 9: Northeast Baffin Island Day 10: Devon Island Day 11: Beechey Island Day 12: Parry Channel and Peel Sound Day 13: Parry Channel and Peel Sound Day 14: Usqsuqtuuq (Gjøa Haven) Day 15: Queen Maud Gulf Day 16: Coronation Gulf Day 17: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU Tour includes: 16 nights aboard a small expedition ship, sightseeing and attractions as listed, charter flights from Toronto to Kangerlussuaq and from Kugluktuk to Edmonton, 47 meals: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners. Karrat Fjord – Michelle Valberg Beechey Island KEY TO MAP Please refer to pricing insert for dates and prices. Devon Island By Road No. of nights stay Greenland Ilulissat Usqsuqtuuq (Gjøa Haven) Kugluktuk (Coppermine) NORTHWEST TERRITORIES Tour code: ACNP NUNAVUT Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island) Sisimiut Coast Kangerlussaq NUNAVUT 19