Canadian Arctic Cruises
Explore the islands and ice choked channels that make up Canada’s largest territory of Nunavut, one of the world’s least populated areas
Sail through the Northwest Passage which eluded so many great explorers, eventually completed by Roald Amundsen in the early 1900s
This wilderness is home to prolific Arctic wildlife including Arctic foxes, reindeer, musk oxen, wolves, Beluga and Bowhead whales, walrus and the great Polar bear (no penguins!)
Sue has been lucky enough to visit the Canadian Arctic in both summer and winter and encountered much of its wildlife. She has sailed through part of the Northwest Passage and around Baffin Island during the summer and her last visit was a springtime trip to the tundra wilderness, on the edge of the Hudson Bay, in search of the reindeer migration.
The Canadian Arctic Archipelago, situated in the northern extremity of North America, covers about 1,424,500 km² and represents one of the wildest places on earth. The Canadian Arctic extends some 2,400 km from west to east and 1,900 km from the mainland to Cape Columbia, the northernmost point on Ellesmere Island. It is bounded on the west by the Beaufort Sea; on the north by the Arctic Ocean and on the east by Greenland, Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.
Despite its seemingly barren environment, the area harbours a rich variety of wildlife, where Killer whales and narwhals swim the cold oceans, whilst walrus, Arctic fox and Polar bears rule the frozen lands. This is a truly wild region and spending time in the Arctic is to visit one of the most fascinating and mysterious parts of the planet.
Acknowledged as one of the world's great historical sea journeys, follow in the footsteps of the early explorers as you traverse the ice-choked waterways of the once long sought after Northwest Passage. Steppes Voyages also offer trips that incorporate Baffin and Ellesmere Islands. Limited departures in July and August only.
Cruises and Voyages in the Canadian Arctic