Adventure Canada to Take Travelers to Franklin Expedition Wreckage Site

Photo by Bert Jenkins

Arctic expedition company Adventure Canada is collaborating with Parks Canada to take travelers to the wreckage site of the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus as part of their Into the Northwest Passage and Out of the Northwest Passage 2019 expeditions.

The HMS Erebus and HMS Terror have captivated the interest of aspiring explorers everywhere since the last confirmed sightings of the two ships over 170 years ago. What happened is still a mystery, but some knowledge has been garnered through Inuit testimony and research on both wrecks.

Following the first failed attempt to find the lost vessels in 1848, approximately 40 expeditions had looked for them across the years before a Parks Canada-led team located the HMS Erebus in 2014. Two years later, the HMS Terror was located.

The leading cruise lines in the industry.

CRUISE CENTRAL

Like the Cool Cruise Awards and other cruise stories? Be sure to check out Cruise Central!
This is THE place where top cruise lines in the industry present their best tool for travel advisors to learn about, and book their products.

Located in the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site in Nunavut, the remains of the HMS Erebus lie over 30,000 feet south of the final resting spot of HMS Terror.

Adventure Canada secured annual partnerships with Parks Canada in 2017 and 2018 to bring guests to the Erebus site, but the company had trouble getting to it because of extreme weather and ice barriers. 

Adventure Canada will make its first attempt to visit the Erebus site on Into the Northwest Passage, August 17 to September 2, 2019, and its second upon its journey Out of the Northwest Passage, September 2-18, 2019.

In other Adventure Canada news, the company is bringing back its Ireland Circumnavigation cruise. The new itinerary will run June 9-20, 2019 and take guests to see Tory Island, the Cliffs of MoherBelfast and more. 

For more information on Adventure Canada, visit: www.adventurecanada.com.

Related Stories

Adventure Canada Returns to Ireland

This Week in Cruise: Two Ships Leave for New Cruise Lines

Seabourn Previews Accommodations on Seabourn Venture and Sibling Ship

Celebrity Takes Delivery of New, Galapagos-Bound Celebrity Flora

Suggested Articles:

The island hoped to surpass 5 million visitors, but U.S. sanctions and travel restrictions severely cut into American visitor numbers. Read more here.

Travel Leaders Network has released its pick for six “bucket list” destinations that are worth checking out in 2020. Take a look.

A number of new flights out of Boston and Delta’s new private jet partnership lead this week’s air travel news. Here’s what you need to know.