We depart Ottawa this morning on our scheduled flight to Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut, situated on the south-eastern coast of Baffin Island. Upon arrival we enjoy a walking tour of this historic settlement before boarding our expedition ship, RCGS Resolute, in the afternoon. After settling into our cabins and exploring the ship, we meet our expedition team and fellow passengers. Excitement is in the air as we enjoy a welcome cocktail and cast off to explore one of the most remote regions on Earth.
SPECIAL GUEST: DR NANCY CAMPBELL
Nancy Campbell has been an independent curator and writer on contemporary and Inuit art since 1993. In 2014–15 she served as the editor of the Inuit Art Quarterly. She has produced numerous exhibitions, including a three-part series that connected Inuit art with the Canadian contemporary mainstream. Nancy completed a PhD at York University, where her dissertation analyzed the drawings of third-generation Inuit artists Annie Pootoogook and Shuvinai Ashoona.
“As a curator of Inuit art I am thrilled to join the South Baffin Expedition in 2019. As a scholar on board, I hope to be able to enrich the guests’ view of Inuit art.”
IMPORTANT VOYAGE LOGISTICS
This trip commences in Ottawa - Canada's elegant capital city. We recommend you arrive in Ottawa at least one day prior to the scheduled voyage departure date. This gives you a buffer in the event of any unexpected travel delays between home and trip departure time. From Ottawa, we fly north to Iqaluit and after a tour of the town, we transfer to the ship for embarkation via zodiac.
At the conclusion of the trip, we fly from Iqaluit back to Ottawa on a scheduled flight. Upon arrival in Ottawa, a transfer is provided from the airport to a central downtown location. This flight arrives in the early evening and we advise staying the night in Ottwaw and making your onward travel plans for the following day.
Full joining instructions are provided in your final travel documentation. If you have questions before this time, please ask us.