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One Ocean Expeditions celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary with Worldwide events

June 16, 2017 Cruise No Comments Email Email

On Saturday 1st July thousands of people will be taking part in hundreds of events around the globe to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.  Leading Canadian expedition cruise operator, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), will be among those joining in the birthday celebrations with terrific cruise programming on all summer departures in Canada’s East Coast and the throughout the Canadian Arctic. OOE will also take part in the UK, at London’s Trafalgar Square to commemorate the occasion. The Canada Day party in the center of London will feature live music, food, drinks and activities for all ages, with British-Canadian TV presenter, Dan Snow, taking the helm as Master of Ceremonies.

OOE will be inviting partygoers to have souvenir photographs taken against a backdrop wall showing the Canadian Arctic complete with a polar bear floating by on an ice floe, as well as giving away limited edition OOE Canada 150 t-shirts. Canada-lovers and young families will enjoy meeting OOE’s giant polar bear mascot, maybe marking the special day with a temporary tattoo and challenge themselves with a Canadian-focused quiz.

The Government of Canada is celebrating the occasion with a number of activities around Ottawa, the nation’s capital and all cities and towns from coast to coast to coast. OOE’s exclusive partner, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) will showcase their impressive new office building at 50 Sussex Drive as a Canada day pavilion, and display information on educational and scientific initiatives the organizations jointly support in the Canadian and Norwegian Arctic and Antarctica.

For interested travellers worldwide that wish to take their interest in Canada one step further this summer, OOE offers a selection of extraordinary expedition cruises and enhanced cruise programming. The voyages showcase Canada’s heritage, culture, regional culinary specialties, history, people and, of course, its stunning scenery and wildlife. Special guests onboard involving accomplished Canadians, Olympic athletes, native Inuit guides, awards winning photographers and reputable artists.

One such adventure cruise is the 10-night ‘Canada’s East Coast – Fins & Fiddles‘ voyage, which takes in Canada’s Atlantic Maritime Provinces.  Passengers visit small communities and remote-island fishing ports to witness first-hand the age-old Scottish Celtic traditions and a taste of the French, Acadians and French Canadians and engaging regional music, cuisine and cultural flavours of this most diverse region.

Among the voyage’s highlights, prolific numbers of migratory sea birds, including the world’s largest gannet colonies on Bonaventure Island as well as the fabled wild horses of Sable Island, various whales species, an impressive diversity of soft adventures plus a visit to Canada’s largest National Park.  In 2016, the ‘Fins & Fiddles’ cruise was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Canadian Signature Experience’, an initiative led by the National Tourism Board.

The ‘Fins & Fiddles’ voyages depart from historical Louisbourg, Nova Scotia on July 5th and 21st, 2017 and July 4th and 14th, 2018. OOE will be launching another innovative cruise, the 5-night ‘Golf Expedition: Fiddles & Sticks’, departing from Louisbourg, NS, June 26th, 2018.  The one-of-a-kind golf and cruise expedition is appealing to golfers and non-golfers alike.  Prices start from $3195 per person for a triple share cabin. To top it off, OOE is operating its inaugural 10-night voyage, ‘Labrador & Torngat Explorer’ on July 15th, 2017This journey explores the diversity along Labrador’s westerly coast all the way to Baffin Island, Nunavut. Abundant wildlife, breath-taking scenery, culture and sunsets are guaranteed on these select Canadian voyages.

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