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On this exciting 12-day itinerary, you will follow the natural guides of sea and ice to showcase the cultural, historic and geographic treasures of Canada's remote arctic, aiming to approach the farthest stretches of this rugged, rarely visited landscape. Quark's brand-new ship the Ultramarine’s offers you an unprecedented range of adventure options, including activities such as helicopter flightseeing, giving you an unrivalled polar experience. You’ll be able to view the magnificent wildlife that make their home in this forbidding region: sea mammals, polar bears, muskox, and possibly even the elusive arctic wolf. From soaring cliffs to mummified forests, spectacular glacial formations to stunning alpine vistas, expansive waterways to sheltered shores, Canada’s Remote Arctic provides the definitive experience of a mysterious, magical region few ever get to see.
Day 1: Toronto, Canada
Day 2: Embarkation in Resolute
Days 3 - 10: Exploring Canada's High Arctic
Day 11: Disembark in Resolute
Day 12: Depart Toronto
Day 1 - Toronto, Canada
Your Arctic expedition begins in Toronto. Explore this vibrant city on your own before spending the night at your well-appointed hotel.
This morning, board your charter flight to Resolute. Upon arrival, you may have a chance to check out some of the town’s sites before being transferred to your ship
Cruising around the remote islands of the Canadian High Arctic aboard Ultramarine, the newest ship in Quark's fleet, you’ll navigate the same icy inlets, channels and bays that fascinated legendary explorers of long ago. Designed to give polar adventurers unprecedented access to the hardest-to-reach places on the planet—and equipped with two onboard twin-engine helicopters for unparalleled access to hard-to-reach areas—this one-of-a-kind ship, in its inaugural year, will take you beyond the familiar in polar exploration. Throughout your journey, your Expedition Team will keep an eye toward immersing you in the best the Arctic has to offer, including reaching Canada’s most northerly islands: Axel Heiberg Island and the rarely visited Ellesmere Island, at the top of the world.
There is no shortage of natural beauty, wildlife and history in Canada’s High Arctic. Each day, you’ll discover something new and inspiring, whether it is admiration of the tundra flora to survive the rugged environment, a rare bird species soaring overhead, a polar bear on the hunt in its natural habitat, or the remains of a century-old hut.
After disembarking in Resolute, you’ll be transferred to your charter flight to Toronto, where you’ll spend the night at your included hotel.
Today, make your way to the airport to catch your onward flight or spend longer exploring this fascinating city
Ultramarine is a purpose-built ship carefully designed to optimise your polar expedition experience so that you can discover some of the most mesmerising places on Earth and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes of the polar regions. Equipped with two helicopters, she also brings you access to new places accessible only by air, pushing the opportunities for polar exploration even further and bringing you more options for adventure than ever before.
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