Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Labrador tops traveller’s to-do list for 2010


The strikingly beautiful and rugged region of Northern Labrador is now getting the attention it deserves. Last week’s release of the jaw-dropping television commercial featuring Canada’s newest National Park in the Torngat Mountains, and the Canadian Tourism Commission's designation of Labrador as 2010’s hotspot, has already increased bookings to this exotic destination.

The Inuit-homeland and culturally, historically and wildlife-rich region has long been a favourite of Inuit-owned and operated Cruise North Expeditions.

“Everyone who visits this region comes back inspired,” says Jason Annahatak, Cruise North’s Expedition Leader. “I am very happy the secret is out and more people will get to experience Labrador’s breathtaking beauty and culture.”

Cruise North offers the 11-night Journey to the Spirit Mountains cruise starting in St. John’s July 2 and venturing up the coast through Iceberg Alley, into the Torngat Mountains National Park, ending in Kuujjuaq, Quebec. On other Arctic departures, Cruise North offers exclusive 3-night pre and post tours in the Torngats, in partnership with Parks Canada. Activities include polar bear and whale watching, hiking and fishing, and Inuit cultural experiences. Beginning Sept. 15, Cruise North will conduct the first-ever Clean-Up Cruise into Labrador, touring alongside the northern coast picking up debris and waste from abandoned exploration camps, to ensure the region is kept pristine.

About Cruise North Expeditions

Cruise North is an Inuit owned and operated company. We travel exclusively to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland, beginning the season in Labrador and finishing with a tour of the Northwest Passage.

Our ice-class rated 122-passsenger ship, the Lyubov Orlova, provides a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere for Arctic cruising. Each expedition offers exceptional opportunities for wildlife encounters, traditional Inuit village visits, and up-close experiences with the Arctic landscape.

Launched in 2005, we have rapidly established ourselves as the leader in Arctic expeditions, by capturing the true spirit of the North with Inuit ownership and Inuit guiding. We have earned a place on Conde Nast Traveller’s prestigious “Green List” for our environmental efforts and commitment to helping preserve Inuit culture through tourism.