10 WAYS to DISCOVER Canada on CANADA Day
Each year, we expand our expedition cruise portfolio to explore Canada’s remote coastlines. In celebration of Canada Day, we are sharing the most exciting Canadian experiences that guests can participate on an expedition cruise with One Ocean Expeditions:
- Golf along Canada’s East Coast on some of the best golf courses in the world!
Our ‘Canada’s East Coast Golf Expedition – Fiddles and Sticks’ expedition cruise is taking avid golfers to some of the world’s best golf courses! Grab a spot on our golf expedition cruise next summer and visit Cabot Links, Cabot Cliffs, Crowbush and Highlands Links in Nova Scotia and the Prince Edward Islands.
- Follow real science projects in the Canadian Arctic
Our commitment to ocean and environmental health is a core initiative at the heart of all our programming. In 2018, we are taking it to the next level by expanding our support level with long-time partner Ocean Wise, who spearhead research and global awareness of micro-plastics and marine conservation.
- Discover historical sites
Canada’s East Coast is one of the most fascinating historical places, due to the variety of different cultures who left traces in Newfoundland & Labrador and Nova Scotia. On our ‘Labrador & Torngat Mountain Explorer’ voyage, we stop at fascinating historical sites such as L’Anse aux Meadows, one of Canadas UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is where Norseman, Leif Erikson, (son of Eric the Red) – is thought to have founded Vinland around 1000 AD.
- Learn about ancient Inuit culture and history
Together with our onboard Inuit guides, local guides and our knowledgeable historians, we explore the Canadian Arctic from Iqaluit through the Northwest Passage all the way to Cambridge Bay. Their engaging stories and tours open up a completely new world to explore and understand.
- See polar bears in their natural habitat
Seeing a polar bear is an experience to be never forgotten. Our experienced guides know the perfect spots to see polar bears from a safe and respectful distance on either our vessels – your floating wilderness lodge – or on our Zodiacs.
- Join whale watching excursions
The rich waters along Canada’s Atlantic Coast and in the Canadian Arctic are home to an abundance of wildlife. Our zodiac and sea kayaking excursions are a great way to discover humpback whales, beluga whales and narwals in the most epic locations.
- Follow the footsteps of Sir John Franklin’s expedition
Traces of the early explorers are to be seen everywhere along our stops in the Canadian Arctic. Highlights include discovering Beechy Island, their last documented resting spot, and hearing stories onboard about the Victoria Strait Expedition of 2014. Gaze at wild horses on Sable Island
One of the most inaccessible places on earth, Sable Island is an incredible place to see wild horses, Canada’s larges grey seal colony or simply just go for a walk along the stunning and remote beaches.
9. Explore the important Inuit art hubs of South Baffin Island
On our new ‘South Baffin Explorer: Art, Wildlife & Culture’ voyage, we celebrate the importance and kinship of Inuit art through an exclusive expedition exploring South Baffin Island. Through interaction with local artists, guests learn about Arctic art and its meaning, bringing the culture, wildlife and history of the region to life.
10. Visit Torngat Mountains National Park
A particular highlight each summer is a visit to Torngat Mountains National Park, home to the highest mountains in Canada, east of the Rockies, and one of the jewels of the Canadian National Park network. The Inuit have strong cultural and spiritual connections to the land which we learn about during our visit.
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