Oh My Gosh – we found Franklin!. Well at least our cruise company Did, and now we can retrace his footsteps.
This voyage will appeal to both lovers of wildlife and the dramatic history of early polar exploration. We will trace the routes of the early explorers who sailed – and perished – in these waters as they sought a way through the fabled Northwest Passage.
Our planned tinerary includes a visit to Prince Leopold Island, one of the largest migratory bird sanctuaries in the world. We’re also expecting sightings of seals, hopefully beluga whales, and if we have very eager eyes, the elusive narwhal will be spotted.
We hope to encounter polar bears at special locations that we
have discovered over the years. Just don;t say Conningham Bay out loud, as other passengers may not know about it, and we don’t want to jinx things.
But saying that, Rose had hoped to go there in August 2017, but the ice was a barrier even her positivity could not melt.
Our group of Foward Travellers were instead greeted by a mama polar bear and her 2 first year cubs who happily entertained us on a small ice floe for over an hour.
Sometimes you lose, so you can win bigger.
- CONNINGHAM BAY POLAR BEARS (MAYBE)
- HISTORIC FORT ROSS & BEECHEY ISLAND
- LANCASTER SOUND WILDLIFE SUPER HIGHWAY
- THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE
- THE ORIGINAL HUDSON BAY SHOP – THE WORLD’S OLDEST RETAIL SHOP
- FOLLOW THE PATHS OF THE FAMOUS EXPLORERS
THE ARCTIC, CANADA
NATURE AND WILDLIFE, CULTURE AND HISTORY
Yellowknife, in northern Canada, is one of the world’s best Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis viewing areas. And, August and September are two of it’s best months.
it is just 2hrs by plane north of Edmonton, so really is a ‘must do’ if you are in the area.
Prices for a 3 night package start at $990 per person, with a free city tour, accommodation, transfers and 3 nights Aurora chasing with the most amazing tour guide you wil ever meet.
Ask us about adding this to your trip.