Polar Exploring

Making history in the Canadian Arctic. CBC is chronicling the Parks Canada-led search for the lost ships of Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Follow all the news on the CBC site and join our expedition to see the site in August 2013.

Click here to follow the CBC’s Searching for Franklin

North of the Arctic Circle

We’ll be travelling eastward from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut through the historic Northwest Passage an across Baffin Bay to the west coast of Greenland. You’ll be where few have been: in the heart of the Arctic, stretching across countries, centuries of Inuit tradition and a vast diversity of landscapes and wildlife.

Our route: August 24 – September 6, 2013

The Akademik Ioffe

The M/V Akademik Ioffe is a true expedition vessel; 1A ice-class rated, safe, stable, quiet and highly maneuverable. She is also modern, comfortable and offers top notch passenger areas. Highly rated by the most experienced polar travellers, the Akademik Ioffe is one of the finest ships on the polar seas today.

Click here to explore the M/V Akademik Ioffe

Our Team

Our expedition brings together university alumni and friends from across Canada on our exclusive charter.  Our on-board Resource Educators represent universities and leading Canadian institutions. Contact your university or Worldwide Quest directly for additional information and to secure your berth.

Click here for participating university contacts