The Arctic Archipelago, also known as the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, groups together all islands lying to the north of the Canadian continental mainland excluding Greenland (an autonomous territory of Denmark). Situated in the northern extremity of North America and covering about 1,424,500 km2, this group of 36,563 islands in the Arctic Sea comprises much of the territory of Northern Canada—most of Nunavut and part of the Northwest Territories.
Canadian High Arctic is a region of ancient ice, where tidewater glaciers of exceptional beauty dominate the landscape. Few humans have ever ventured to this unforgiving world.
• Cruise amongst gigantic icebergs and awe-inspiring fjords.
• Visit the native Inuit communities.
• Keep an eye out for wildlife - including a variety of bird and marine life and, of course, the icon of the north - the elusive polar bear.
• Have a chance to visit the remote and barren Beechey Island, the ghostly final resting place of several men from Sir John Franklin’s illfated expedition in the 1840’s.
Feeling adventurous? Join a sailing of the mysterious Northwest Passage, the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Follow in the wake of the great explorers to rediscover the remote beauty of pristine Arctic wilderness.
Canadian Arctic has so much to offer to any traveller and if you’re after a small ship cruise or an expedition ship cruise to the Canadian High Arctic Wild Earth Travel can help you find a trip of a lifetime. We are ready to guide you through our range of different options with impartial advice so you can experience the very best of this unique destination. Our team are all passionate expedition & small cruise ship travellers and our knowledge and stories come from our own personal experiences.