OTTAWA (ON), October 19, 2022 /CNW/ – Canadian Geographic Adventures once again takes readers off the pages of Canadian Geographic magazine and in the field with his 2023 Designated travel collection. There is great excitement as we announce the expansion of the Designated Travel Collection to include two of its newest members, Adventure Canada and CMH Summer Adventures. With its focus on manufacturing Canada best known to Canadians and the world, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society The Canadian Geographic Adventures travel program embraces the connection between people and place and supports small and medium-sized Canadian tour operators.
Trips presented as part of the Designated travel collection include multi-day, locally-guided, small-group trips supported by expanded learning through resources from Canadian Geographic and the RCGS. Each trip welcomes a notable RCGS Ambassadoradding incredible insight into the Society and Canadian Geographic. Each tour operator selected to be a member of the Designated Travel Collection is a leader in its field and strives to provide exceptional experiences for its customers while working towards social, ecological and economic sustainability. Each guest enjoys exclusive inclusions as well as exceptional experiences delivered by local guides. For every booking made, members of the Designated Travel Collection support the RCGS’s impactful programming by making a contribution to the Society. Traveling with purpose has never been so rewarding.
A selection of experiences from Canadian Geographic Adventures 2023 and its collection of Designated Voyages are featured below. For the complete schedule, visit: canadiangeographic.ca/canadian-geographic-adventures
High Arctic Explorer – Adventure Canada – Journey to the Canadian Arctic where you’ll marvel at towering icebergs, cruise through pristine natural areas to spot amazing arctic wildlife, enjoy the warmth of an Inuit welcome, and explore the spectacular west coast of Greenland. You will travel with local guides who know the place best and can share their cultures with you. Join RCGS Fellow and Ambassador Joseph Frey on this life-changing journey. Departs the August 5, 202311 nights/12 days – Joseph Frey
Heli-hike in the Cariboo Mountains – CMH Summer Adventures – Forget hiking as you know it. Instead, imagine no trail. No crowds. Just a short helicopter flight to the Alps to access stunning mountain top views. Take a helicopter ride with a professional CMH guide and RCGS Ambassador to explore ancient glaciers and the dramatic landscape of the rugged Cariboo Mountains. CMH – the world’s first and largest heli-skiing and heli-hiking operator – offers multi-day summer adventures from three remote destinations in British Columbia, Canada, including CMH Cariboos, RCGS 2023 site featured trips. Dates and information on upcoming ambassadors.
Halfway Lodge Horseback in the Allenby Pass – Banff Trail Runners – Exquisite backcountry horse packing expeditions offer guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the great outdoors with the luxury of a warm, cozy lodge and home-cooked meals. Guests embark on a 6-day, 5-night horseback journey that includes incredible trails at Allenby Pass and a wilderness getaway at Halfway Lodge. Join a renowned member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Scott Forsyth who is a Canadian Geographic Resident Photographer and a published author. Departure June 22 & June 29, 20235 nights/6 days – Scott Forsyth
Rafting on the Magpie River – Adventures on the boreal river – You will experience some of the best whitewater in the world, explore charming fishing villages and the culture of of Quebec In the North Shore region, learn about local Aboriginal culture and history from a local Innu guide, and if you want to ‘cast your line’ you might be lucky enough to catch a trout speckled on your first try. Rejoin Lynn MoormanFellow, former board member and current chair of the RCGS Research Committee. Departs the August 19, 20238 nights/9 days – Lynn Moorman
Saskatchewan Whooping Cranes – Eagle – Eye Tours – Join a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a Sustainable Tourism Professional Carole Patterson In October, when sandhill cranes migrate south by the thousands across the south Saskatchewan, stopping at various localities to refuel before continuing their journey. In addition to cranes, tens of thousands of snow geese and Canada geese, with a lower number of At Ross’swhite-fronted geese and cackling geese, pour in, along with other waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors and passerines, especially large flocks of Lapland longspurs with snow buntings and possibly magpies – boreal shrikes. Departure October 4, 20235 nights/6 days – Carole Patterson
Essential Peru – exodus journeys – Unravel the mysteries of the ancient Inca Empire on this odyssey through wild jungles, lakes, colonial towns, floating villages and the lost city atop Machu Picchu. This special departure from the incredibly popular Essential Peru adventure is led by writer, photographer, filmmaker and RCGS Explorer in Residence Jill Heinerth. Departs the November 3, 202314 nights/15 days – Jill Heinerth
Stories and Culinary Delights of PEI. – Great Canadian Trails – Join us to explore the hidden gems and must-sees of Prince Edward Island, by bike. Cycling through charming communities, including fiction Avonlea and Lennox Islandyou will be charmed by the hospitality of the warm inhabitants. from Canada the smallest province is famous for its red sand beaches, vast lush fields Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables, and a great destination for foodies. Complementing this unforgettable multi-day bike tour of one of the country’s top foodie destinations, the tour will conclude with a farm visit and a premier dining experience at Chef by Michael Smith legendary country inn. Departs the August 15, 20237 nights/8 days – Dave Brocha
Grizzlies of Toba Inlet with Canadian Geographic – Klahoose Wilderness Resort – Dive into the heart of Desolation Sound, located in the North Salish Sea in the beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Package includes two grizzly bear viewing tours in Toba Inlet – each guided tour is approximately 6 hours with 2-3 hours on land viewing grizzly bears from Klahoose platforms with native guides. On this special departure join either Aliya JasmineFellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, producer and environmentalist or Paul ZizkaFellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and alberta photography expert. Departs the October 8, 20234 nights/5 days – Paul Zizka, Departs the October 15, 20234 nights/5 days – Aliya Jasmine
Great Bear Rainforest Photo Trip – Maple Leaf Adventures – Travel to one of the greatest wild places on Earth. It is a land of fjords, mountains, rainforests and large river estuaries. It is home to grizzly bears, wolves and the mysterious white Spirit Bear. Join the Canadian Geographic Photographer in Residence Daisy Gilardini and watercolourist and photographer David McEowen in the Great Bear Rainforest of their home province. Daisy’s photography and travels have taken her around the world and on this special tour you will learn photographic techniques via lectures and in-depth one-on-one tutoring in the field. David will bring the natural world to life by sharing sketching and watercolor techniques. Departure September 3, 20237 days, 8 nights – Daisy Gilardini & David McEown
Rafting on the River Firth – Nahanni/Canadian River Adventures River expeditions – Rejoin brian and Dee Keating, Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Wilderness Naturalists, on an incredible rafting trip down the Firth River for a scenic and enchanting passage to the arctic tundra plains and the Beaufort Sea. The River Firth connects the British mountains to the Arctic Ocean, lies deep in the north yukonadjacent to Alaskaand bisects Ivvavik National Park. Departs the June 26, 202311 nights/12 days – Brian Keating & Dee Keating
Consumed explorer package – Ocean Quest Adventures – Rejoin Rick Stanley and Johnny Oliviero, Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Expedition Leaders, on the Consummate Explorer Package with Ocean Quest Adventures. Staged at Ocean Quest Lodge, guests are immersed in a week full of activity, culture, real Newfoundland hospitality and highlights of Newfoundland coastal life. Departs the May 13, 2023 – Rick Stanley & John Olivier
About Canadian Geographic Adventures
With a focus on manufacturing Canada Better known to Canadians and the world, the Society, with its Canadian Geographic media brand, prioritizes collaboration with trusted Canadian tour operators to showcase travel experiences in every province and territory and around the world. These travel experiences are offered by Canadian Geographic Adventures, a designated travel collection. Customers who travel in the Designated Travel Collection are embraced by the fabric of the place, the warmth of the people and the diversity of culture, on every trip to Canada and beyond. Traveling with purpose and driven by curiosity, guests support local communities and economies, learn and participate in a sustainable travel experience, and create memories to last a lifetime, while supporting renowned travel companies and the Society at through each reservation.
About the Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Editor of Canadian Geographicthe RCGS is dedicated to imparting a broader knowledge and deeper appreciation of Canada — its people and places, its natural and cultural heritage and its environmental, social and economic opportunities. The Company is one of from Canada largest nonprofit educational organizations, with over 25,000 members nationwide. The RCGS is funded primarily through donations and custom partnerships. The Society’s Board of Governors and its program committees are made up entirely of volunteers.
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