Enjoy an exclusive collection of workshops, onboard presentations and guided shore adventures delivered in both French & English. Allons-y!Adventure Canada, leaders in small-ship adventure cruising in the Canadian Arctic, now offers bilingual onboard programming on select expeditions in 2015. The launch is in anticipation of Adventure Canada’s new voyage along Quebec’s historic Saint Lawrence River, and a growing interest in expedition travel from French-speaking guests. Travellers can enjoy exclusive French-language workshops, onboard presentations, and guided shore adventures aboard this year’s Mighty Saint Lawrence (June 14–23, 2015) and Heart of the Arctic (July 17–29, 2015) expeditions.
“We are proud to present our programming in both of Canada’s official languages. We have increased our visitation to French speaking regions in the Arctic and quadrupled our experiences in Saint Pierre and Miquelon,” says Cedar Swan, Adventure Canada Vice-President. “In the coming years, we will continue finding new ways to showcase the world’s most isolated and interesting places to a wider range of travellers who value enriching experiences.”
Not only does Adventure Canada’s newest expedition, Mighty Saint Lawrence, kick off the 2015 season, it is also the first trip of the year to feature select onboard programming in French. Travellers will explore the stunning coastal regions of Quebec’s North Shore, the Gaspe, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the Magdalen Islands. Guests will also search for the world’s largest animal, the blue whale, and sample fine cheese and wine on Saint Pierre, a small territory owned by France.
Heart of the Arctic is the second expedition to feature French-language programming. The twelve-day signature voyage features the beauty and mystery of the Arctic and its communities, traveling from Nunavik, the Inuit homeland of Quebec, north along Baffin Island and across to the western shore of Greenland. Guests search for polar bears, walruses and whales, meet with world-renowned Inuit carvers, and bask in the shadow of Greenland’s second-longest fjord.
The two journeys feature a dedicated roster of both French and English-speaking resource staff and guides, including one of the foremost blue whale experts, Richard Sears, world class explorer Benoit Havard and famed Inuit Art expert and filmmaker John Houston.