Travel Talk: Exploring the Canadian Arctic

 

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“Exploring the Canadian Arctic: Cruising the Northwest Passage with Road Scholar and Adventure Canada”

 Maggie and Terry Rioux will talk about their recent expedition to the Northwest Passage.  The Riouxs have been a dependable part of the travel series, presenting fascinating talks every year about their recent trips.  This northern trip was organized by Road Scholar and Adventure Canada, who joined together to give their passenger/scholars an interesting and informative voyage. 

Travel was on a small passenger ship which nosed through the Canadian Arctic, attempting to follow the routes of early explorers. The ship stopped at important historic sites, including places which were visited by the Franklin expedition and also the ships which searched for that expedition’s remains. 

Even today, after centuries of searching, travel routes through the Northwest Passage can be temporary. In fact, the Rioux’s trip had to be rerouted due to a build-up of ice in the planned route. Unlike most people’s idea of a pleasure cruise, daily temperatures on this cruise were just above freezing.

The illustrated program, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the lower level meeting room of the Library.