Canadian Arctic Express: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

Canadian Arctic Express: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

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Canadian Arctic Express: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

9 Days Starting and ending in Toronto

Visiting:

Toronto

,

Resolute

,

Axel Heiberg Island

,

Ellesmere Island

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

BQMHP

Group size:

1 - 200

Age range:

8-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

From:
$9990

$9515 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $475

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Tour Overview

Discover the essential heart of the Canadian High Arctic on this nine-day expedition, including five days spent exploring at sea. Spot musk oxen and polar bears among the otherworldly landscapes in places like Arctic Bay, Beechey Island and Croker Bay. Explore the heart of the fabled Northwest Passage and attempt to traverse the Bellot Strait, the narrow pass that wasn’t navigated by Europeans until 1937. Travel with an expert crew of seafarers, academics, scientists and locals who grew up in the region to get the most out of your journey.

Highlights

  • Spot incredible wildlife on land and on Zodiac excursions. Canada’s High Arctic is home to fantastic beasts like polar bears, musk oxen, narwhals and caribou.

  • Traverse the waterways of the so-called Northwest Passage, with possible landings in Lancaster Sound, the Bellot Strait and Port Leopold Island.

  • Discover the immense beauty of ancient glaciers, house-sized icebergs, granite mountains and epic tundra that extends as far as the eye can see.

  • Explore parts of the Nunavut region with Inuit guides and learn about the people who have lived in the world’s most difficult environments for thousands of years.

  • With two helicopters on board, you’ll get the chance to take included flights to soar above the Arctic landscape and make landings at otherwise inaccessible areas.

Places You'll See

Canadian Arctic Express: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

Canadian Arctic Express: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

Canadian Arctic Express: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

Canadian Arctic Express: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

Toronto

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Toronto
Location:

  Toronto


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Welcome to Toronto. Make your own way to your included pre-expedition accommodation, where you will find a welcome letter outlining the details of your flight to Resolute tomorrow. This evening there will be an opportunity, if you wish, to meet a representative who can answer any questions you have about the flight. Increased health screening measures currently apply to this trip please see information below for further information.

icon Day 2 : Resolute – Embarkation Day
Location:

  Resolute


Accommodation:

  Expedition Voyage


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning take an included transfer to the airport and board your charter flight to Resolute. Upon arrival, there might be time to check out some of this tiny hamlet before you transfer to your expedition ship via Zodiac or helicopter (depending on weather conditions and where the ship has been able to dock). Once on board, settle into your cabin and get to know your expedition crew.

icon Day 3 : Canadian High Arctic
Location:

  Axel Heiberg Island, Ellesmere Island


Accommodation:

  Expedition Voyage


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Spend the next five days exploring the remote and wild Canadian High Arctic. The itinerary will be decided by your expert crew using up-to-the-minute information on weather and wildlife-spotting opportunities. We plan to take daily jaunts in Zodiac boats, either to get closer to icebergs or search for wildlife. You are expected to make landings at a number of sites known for their natural beauty, historical significance, wildlife or interesting local culture. Each day will bring something different: a musk ox spotted lumbering across frozen tundra, a whale breaching as you watch from the deck or a tour of a tiny settlement with an Inuit local – these are just some of the experiences you might have during an Arctic expedition. With two helicopters on board, you also have the chance to enjoy included scenic helicopter flights and helicopter excursions to get a unique view on the Arctic and access to areas that would otherwise be out of reach (weather dependent).

icon Day 8 : Resolute – Disembarkation – Toronto
Location:

  Resolute, Toronto


Accommodation:

  Expedition Voyage


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Say goodbye to your crew and disembark the vessel. Take an included transfer to the airport for your included flight to Toronto. On arrival in Toronto, you are free to explore at your leisure or simply relax in your post-expedition accommodation for the evening.

icon Day 9 : Toronto
Location:

  Toronto


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your tour comes to an end today and there are no activities or further accommodation booked.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Expedition Voyage, Comfortable hotel

  • Transport

    Ship, Zodiac, Plane

  • Meals

    8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Transport

  • Ship , Zodiac , Plane

Accommodation

  • Expedition Voyage, comfortable hotel

Check out our Q&As

Are flights included in this tour?

Yes, Toronto to Resolute

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

No

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Aug 13, 2023

Monday

Aug 21, 2023
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $475 (USD)

$9990
$9515 (USD)
$9990
$9515 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $475

Instant Booking Available

Monday

Sep 02, 2024

Tuesday

Sep 10, 2024
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $484 (USD)

$10190
$9706 (USD)
$10190
$9706 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $484

Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Intrepid Travel allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 56 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Intrepid Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform intrepid travel, 56 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

  • COVID Protection

    If you contract COVID-19 before you leave, or if government-imposed travel restrictions related to COVID-19 mess up your plans, you can cancel your trip right up until the departure day.*

    *Some exclusions will apply. Please ask your booking agent for more information.

    Trips on or before 31 December 2022
    If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

    If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.

    Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.

    Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
    From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

    However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and other Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

    This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination remains a requirement. Please refer to the Essential Trip Information of your chosen tour for more details.

Canadian Arctic Express: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

9 Days Starting and ending in Toronto

Visiting:

Toronto

,

Resolute

,

Axel Heiberg Island

,

Ellesmere Island

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

BQMHP

Group size:

1 - 200

Age range:

8-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

From:
$9990

$9515 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $475

See local operators tour description
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