NWP – East to West

Trip 2017

Eight weeks from now I’ll board the Ocean Endeavour in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to head through the Northwest Passage. This will be my third voyage through the NWP, but the first time heading west into the passage — the route the British, Norwegian and American explorers took.

The plan is to sail north up the glorious coast of Greenland into Smith Sound, then cross over to Ellesmere Island. Ice conditions being favourable, we’ll stop in at Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), the most northerly community in Canada. Then, we’ll head south and around Devon Island, travelling west to Melville and Banks islands, then south via Prince of Wales Strait to the community of Ulukhaktok (Holman) on Victoria Island before heading to our final destination of Kugluktuk. I know already how incredibly magnificent the scenery will be, and how wonderfully warm and welcoming the people we’ll meet there will be.

It’s going to be another amazing 17-day voyage! For more details, you can check out the trip on the Adventure Canada website: http://www.adventurecanada.com/trip/Into-northwest-passage-2017/#

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About Season Osborne

I am a writer with a passion for Arctic history. After finding a photo of Capt. Joseph-Elzéar Bernier, who claimed the Arctic for Canada in 1909, I was inspired to write my master’s thesis on Bernier’s contribution to Arctic sovereignty. This ultimately led to extensive research into Canadian and ‘foreign’ expeditions to the North, which morphed into my recent book, In the Shadow of the Pole: An Early History of Arctic Expeditions, 1871-1912.
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2 Responses to NWP – East to West

  1. Alex & Yolande Baillon says:

    Good for you, Season. I look forward to reading all about it.

    Like

  2. Fran Bonnerg says:

    What a fantastic experience.

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