Adventure Canada, provider of small-ship and land-based expeditions, announced that Canadian author Margaret Atwood will be joining this year's Heart of the Arctic expedition. Traveling from the capital of Nunavut, south into Quebec’s Nunavik region, and across the Davis Strait to the coast of Greenland, Atwood and guests will cross the Arctic Circle just after the summer solstice.The July 18 sailing will be Atwood’s fourteenth expedition with Adventure Canada, having first traveled with the company in 2001.
Atwood, whose novel The Handmaid's Tale is enjoying a resurgence due to the recently released TV adaptation on Hulu, is the author of more than 40 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. As a special guest aboard the expedition this summer, Atwood will offer some special readings and enjoy time exploring the Arctic with her family.
In a written release, Atwood said, "There’s nothing quite like Adventure Canada. Really nothing. That must be why their expeditions attract so many multi-trippers: the experience they offer is profound, but also entertaining."
Joining Atwood on the Heart of the Arctic are a number of other special guests, including filmmaker and musician, Les Stroud (of Survivorman), artist Rob Saley, archaeologist Lisa Rankin, and culturalist and filmmaker Myna Ishulutak.
Adventure Canada is a family-owned adventure travel company specializing in land-based and small-ship cruise adventures into the world’s far-off places, including the Arctic, Antarctic, and Canada’s east coast. Adventure Canada's trips offer a wide array of special guests including musicians, authors, biologists, historians and more.