Encounter dramatic glaciated landscapes and Inuit communities in Canada’s frigid north.

Cruise across northern Canada and explore inlets where the Inuit people have lived off the ocean for centuries. More than 36,000 islands make up the archipelago, with several channels so large they’d count as seas in other parts of the world. Here you’ll find the waterways of the fabled Northwest Passage, navigated by the most daring explorers as a possible trade route to Asia. These days, ships comfortably cruise through the corridor that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, allowing you to explore the islands and sight of Arctic wildlife along the coast.

Our Arctic tours in Canada

17 Days From CHF 12,370

Trace the footsteps of legendary expeditions on an exploration of the Northwest Passage...

17 Days From CHF 12,370

Become a modern-day explorer on a 17-day expedition through the fabled Northwest...

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Highlights of Canada

Croker bay glacier in Northwest passage

Sail west on the Northwest Passage

Fly from Canada to the Arctic expanses of Greenland then set sail like the legendary adventurers before you. Search for whales and explore the historical and cultural sides of the country’s capital. Cross the Davis Strait to immerse yourself in the traditions of Inuit communities, hike to hilltops, search for whales and sail through immense fjord systems.

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Follow the path of pioneering expeditioners

Trace the route of Sir John Franklin’s fatefulmid-19th century expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Cruise along waters that look like another world and set foot on lands that few have walked. Spot walrus on the shore, visit the hunting grounds of polar bears, and take in the incredible scenery framed by fjords, glaciers and icebergs.

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Watch lodge in the arctic plains

Arctic Watch Lodge

The famous Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge is your ideal base to journey into the Canadian Arctic. The world’s most northern lodge, Arctic Watch is situated on the tip of Somerset Island, a world-class beluga whale observation site. Get the full Arctic safari experience, with guided activities and extraordinary wildlife sightings in 24-hour daylight.

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Excursions and experiences

 

Each of our tailored itineraries offer what we call ‘Peregrine Moments’. These experiences are shared yet highly personal, reflecting the candid style of our trips. Here are a few moments from a polar expedition to the Canadian Arctic.

  • Discover indigenous art in the hamlet of Pangnirtung, nestled beneath the jagged peaks of Mount Duval. 
  • Encounter the Arctic’s inimitable wildlife, including narwhal, walrus and muskoxen. 
  • Explore the traditional Inuit community of Pond Inlet, found at the northern tip of Baffin Island, surrounded by scenic mountains, fjords and icebergs. 
  • Board a zodiac to explore the seas and get a breathtaking closer look at a breaching whale. 
  • Travel like an Arctic explorer via snowshoes, discovering alcoves and hiking to impressive lookouts.

The Peregrine difference

Ocean Endeavour

Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the polar regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, and advanced navigation equipment. The newly-refurbished vessel is also the only polar expedition ship focused on health and wellness, offering newly-designed health and fitness features like a gym, spa and yoga classes. 

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Wildlife

Each day brings the possibility of new wildlife sightings, including walrus; thousands of nesting birds; land-dwelling musk ox and caribou; humpback, minke, blue, beluga and one-horned narwhal; grey seals and harp seals; and of course, the mighty polar bear.

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