Wednesday 17 June 2015

Margaret Atwood Joins Adventure Canada’s Northwest Passage Expedition


Cross the Arctic Circle and sail among massive icebergs, encountering rare marine life, like beluga whales and polar bears

Adventure Canada, experts in small-ship and land-based expeditions to the world’s wildest destinations, is thrilled to announce that bestselling author Margaret Atwood will be joining this year’s Out of the Northwest Passage expedition. Traveling from western Nunavut to Greenland, the expedition takes travellers on a historic route that has enchanted explorers for centuries. Atwood and guests will sail past the towering icebergs of Melville Bay and catch a glimpse of narwhal and polar bears in their natural habitat. The September 5th sailing will be Atwood’s ninth expedition with Adventure Canada, having first traveled with the award-winning company in 2001.

Atwood, one of Canada’s most beloved writers and a passionate conservationist, joins Adventure Canada’s star-studded resource staff to share her unique literary perspective and travel tales. An ardent birder, Atwood will also help travellers spot and identify the Arctic’s rare seabirds.

Margaret Atwood
“I am thrilled to be travelling with Adventure Canada again in 2015,” says Atwood. “I’ve been fortunate to have befriended such a strong community of explorers and leaders and to have been able to visit some of the world’s wildest spaces in their company. Their educational programming is unparalleled, their community visits are inspiring, and it’s always a delight to see the more foolhardy among us take a plunge into sub-zero Arctic waters.”

Joining Atwood in the Northwest Passage are a number of special guests, including photographer Freeman Patterson, geologist Marc St-Onge, and historian Ken McGoogan, all of whom are luminary minds in their respective fields and share a deep love for discovery and learning.

For more information about sailing with Atwood and Adventure Canada’s Northwest Passage expeditions, visit or call 1-800-363-7 566.

About Adventure Canada

Founded in 1987, Adventure Canada is a family-owned and operated adventure travel company specializing in land-based and small ship cruise adventures in Canada’s Arctic and east coast regions, Greenland, and select wilderness destinations. Adventure Canada’s trips feature a wide array of special guests including musicians, authors, biologists, and historians.

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