Featured destination: Sable Island 2016

Join the Canadian Geographic Photo Club aboard the Ocean Endeavour with Adventure Canada for a spectacular voyage by sea to Sable Island, Nova Scotia
  • Apr 04, 2016
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Sable Island June 11-19 2016

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Sable Island’s wild horses are world-famous, but there’s so much more to this remote sand island off the coast of Nova Scotia. The world’s largest colony of grey seals breeds here, as does the rare roseate tern and the endemic Ipswich sparrow, among many birds of note. Amid the island’s forty-two kilometres of beaches, dunes, and bogs you’ll find a plethora of plants: from iris, to sundew, to wild berries in abundance. Whales and sharks ply the nearby waters.

Sable Island’s history includes shipwrecks and salvage; sealing and walrus hunting; rescue and research. Still, the horses remain the island’s most charismatic residents. Free to roam, they represent one of the world’s last wild equine populations. Now protected as Canada’s forty-third national park, Sable Island offers an adventure unlike any other.

  • Travel with recognized experts and representatives of the RCGS
  • View one of the world’s last wild horse populations
  • See the rare Ipswich sparrow in its sole breeding ground
  • Photograph Sable Island’s many rare and beautiful plant species
  • See the world’s largest grey seal colony
  • Sail the marine mammal-rich waters of the Gully, a Marine Protected Area
  • Visit Saint Pierre, France for taste of Europe off the shores of Newfoundland

This spectacular ocean voyage begins and ends in historic St. John’s NL.
Beginning at $2,395, your trip includes

  • All entry & park fees
  • Your complete itinerary
  • Team of resource specialists
  • Educational program and pre-departure materials
  • All shipboard meals
  • A subscription to Canadian Geographic, courtesy Adventure Canada

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