Arctic Expedition 2013

Follow the journey : July 23 - August 7

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Expedition Itinerary

Expedition Well Wishes...

"I would like to wish everyone a safe trip. You the students are our future, we need to heal our earth, it is in pain. Weather is not what it is used to be, we have to adapt to a changing environment, you can help us in getting the message out to the rest of the world, about our earth being in pain, we have to change our habits, how we treat our home, in hopes of starting to heal our home the earth."

Pita Aatami, Former President, Makivik Corporation


About the Itinerary

The ship- and land-based journey will explore the eastern Canadian Arctic and western Greenland. Every day on land and aboard our ice-strengthened expedition vessel will be different. Our approach to expedition learning weaves together exciting shore landings, interpretive hikes, community visits, Zodiac cruises, and exploration.

Check back here for more information on the detailed expedition itinerary as it becomes available. In the meantime, the planned expedition route is provided below. 

Because of icy conditions, the itinerary has been updated as of July 22. Flexibility is the key!


July 14

Ottawa, Canada: Our team of students, chaperones, educators and other expedition staff will assemble in Ottawa for 3 days of pre-expedition activities. Accommodation at Carleton University Prescott House. 

July 17

7:00 AM departure for Kangerlussuaq, Greenland on First Air Charter.
Arrival at 12:50 PM local time. Begin transfer to ship. Depart northwards towards the Greenlandic towns of Sisimiut, Aasiaat, Ilulissat and Uummannaq. 

July 18

Itilleq and fjord (community visit and hike)


July 20

Ummannaq or Qeqertarsuaq (community visit and hike)

July 21

Day at sea crossing Davis Strait to Baffin Island

July 22

Day at sea crossing Davis Strait arriving in Pangnirtung

July 23

Visit to Kekerten Island and the community of Pangnirtung

July 24

Auyuittuq National Park

July 25

Monumental Island

July 26

Lady Franklin Island

July 27


July 28

Ottawa: Welcome Back Event at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Accommodation at Carleton University Prescott House.


Remember these are just some of the highlights of our journey. There will be many more locations, stops and activities along the way!




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