Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands

01/25/2020 through 08/19/2021
01/25/2020 through 09/02/2021
Quark Expeditions

Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands

Here, at the top of the world, nature has created unique wonders in astonishing variety. Our game-changing new expedition vessel Ultramarine, equipped with two twin-engine helicopters and 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, enables you to explore this breathtaking environment from brand new perspectives. You’ll  experience the same sense of wonder felt by early explorers as they navigated the region’s formidable bays, inlets and channels.
On this exciting itinerary, we follow the natural guides of sea and ice to showcase the region’s cultural, historic and geographic treasures, aiming to approach the farthest stretches of this rugged, rarely visited landscape. Ultramarine’s unprecedented range of adventure options, including activities such as helicopter flightseeing, gives you an unrivalled polar experience. You’ll be able to view the magnificent wildlife that make their home in this forbidding region: sea mammals, polar bears, muskox, and possibly even the elusive arctic wolf. From soaring cliffs to mummified forests, spectacular glacial formations to stunning alpine vistas, expansive waterways to sheltered shores, Canada’s Remote Arctic provides the definitive experience of a mysterious, magical region few ever get to see.

  • Follow the footsteps of polar explorers and experience highlights of the Canadian Arctic
  • Search for iconic Arctic wildlife such as polar bears and muskox
  • Enjoy flightseeing and heli landings with Ultramarine’s two onboard helicopters
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to get up close to glaciers, fjords, icebergs and more
  • Learn about the environment and wildlife from our onboard polar experts

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Toronto, Canada
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Day 2 Fly to Resolute and Embark
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Day 3 to 10 Exploring Canada’s High Arctic
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Day 11 Disembark in Resolute, Canada & fly to Toronto
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Day 12 Depart Toronto
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