Canada & USA Destination Planner 2019-20 Canada Destination Planner - Page 84

UNIQUE EXPEDITION CRUISES / Canada Heart of the Arctic Journey with scientists, historians, Inuit artists, and culturalists as you visit three distinct Arctic regions on this voyage aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Explore the deep fjords and vibrant communities of Greenland, including the world’s smallest capital, Nuuk. Cross the Davis Strait in the wake of the explorers, searching for marine life and seabirds. South Baffin Island’s Inuit art-making communities are famous throughout the world. Meet the artists. Pick up a carving, a print, or a tapestry. Nunavik, the Arctic coast of Quebec, offers outstanding archeology and wildlife. Plentiful sea ice offers excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing from the ship, or board a Zodiac to seek whales, bears, and caribou. Keep your binoculars ready for thick-billed murres, guillemots, dovekies, and more. Tour dates: July 19-July 31, 2020. Ocean Endeavour, Adventure Canada From $4,995 High Arctic Explorer Unique Experience Mighty St. Lawrence Experience the mythic far reaches of the Arctic Inuit homelands as you travel in comfort from Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay), Nunavut to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Explore Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), a newly designated marine protected area. Visit the graves of Franklin’s men on Beechey Island. Enjoy an Inuit welcome in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) and try your hand at traditional Arctic games. Explore one of the largest migratory bird sanctuaries in the world, at Prince Leopold Island. Across Baffin Bay, on the Greenland coast, the city of Ilulissat offers cafes, hiking, and handicrafts. The Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to Sermeq Kujalleq, the fastest-moving glacier. This remarkable 12-day journey is the perfect blend of wildlife, history, culture and scenery. Tour dates: August 6-17, 2019 and August 11-22, 2020 and July 31-August 11, 2010. The Gulf of St. Lawrence is Canada’s historic gateway. Nature and culture will astound you as you tour four provinces and the French island of Saint-Pierre. Springtime in the Gulf is brilliant. Birders will love the northern gannets, common murres, razorbills, puffins, and more. Keep an eye out for whales - there are thirteen species of cetaceans in the Gulf. Witness geological wonders such as world-famous Percé Rock, Saguenay Fjord and Newfoundland’s south coast. Experience the culture of the Mi’kmaq, Algonquin, Québecois, Acadian, English, and Scots. Our multilingual guides love to share and you will be immersed in music, dance, arts, and crafts. Explore the Gulf of St. Lawrence aboard the Ocean Endeavour and enjoy the sea breeze from a Zodiac. Feel the beating heart of Canada’s historic east coast. Tour dates: June 5-15, 2020. From $6,995 From $3,995 Unique Experience Newfoundland Circumnavigation Unique Experience Atlantic Canada Explorer Explore Newfoundland in the most authentic way possible: by sea. Daily excursions explore the island’s hidden treasures and engaging local guides will make you want to stay. Known for its excellent hiking, superb photography, striking wildlife, scenery and world-renowned hospitality, Canada’s newest province is a truly unique destination. Visit areas such as Gros Morne, where the Earth’s mantle protrudes through the crust; Red Bay, where Basque whalers once plied their trade; L’Anse aux Meadows, where Vikings established a base; Miawpukek First Nation, where a thriving community offers a warm welcome and The French island of Saint-Pierre provides a taste of Europe. Every day is an adventure ashore, and every night is a potential kitchen party aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Tour dates: October 2-12, 2019 and June 27-July 7, 2020. Springtime on Canada’s east coast is a time of bloom and bounty. Explore highlights of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Saint-Pierre - expedition style. Warmed by the waters of the Gulf Stream, Canada’s east coast comes alive in springtime. Trees and flowers burst into bloom, marine mammals are on the move, and seabirds flock in the thousands. Centuries of overlapping culture - Mi’kmaq, Acadian, English, Scottish, Irish, and French - have left their mark on the landscapes here. Rugged forts, quaint towns, rustic villages, and remote islands dot the coastlines. With expedition stops in Newfoundland, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s south coast, the Fundy Isles, and more, this tour includes lesser-known and hard-to-reach gems of Canada’s glorious east coast. Tour dates: June 15-26, 2020 From $3,995 From $3,995 82 Unique Experience Unique Experience ANDERSON VACATIONS