Adventure Canada

Adventure Canada

April 23, 2007 13:39 ET

Ken McGoogan joins Arctic Cruise this summer

Pierre Burton Award Winning Author of Fatal Passage, Ancient Mariner and Lady Franklin's Revenge ventures North

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Books Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor NUNAVUT AND MISSISSAUGA ONTARIO, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - April 23, 2007) - This summer, Pierre Burton award-winning author Ken McGoogan will joining tour operator Adventure Canada on an expedition to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. Mr. McGoogan will be the featured lecturer aboard the 104-passenger MS Explorer as they explore the bountiful wildlife, welcoming communities and humbling landscapes of the north.

For the past 20 years, Adventure Canada has been providing small-ship expeditionary cruising to some of the most remote places on earth. This year, Adventure Canada was honoured with the Cruise Vision Award from Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador. Alumni of it's onboard lecture program include Farley Moway, David Suzuki, Robert Bateman, Graeme Gibson and Margaret Atwood. Their fun and educational programming allows passengers a chance to intimately interact not only with their lecturers, but also with the people, landscapes and environment in these rare and special places.

Historical biographer Ken McGoogan is a globe-trotting ex-journalist who survived a shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, placed a commemorative plaque in the High Arctic, and chased the ghost of Jane Lady Franklin across Tasmania. In 2006, Ken McGoogan received the Pierre Burton award for his three books about Arctic exploration -- Fatal Passage, Ancient Mariner and Lady Franklin's Revenge. The last work has also won the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography.

Born in Montreal and raised in a French-speaking town, he hitch-hiked and rode freights around North America before earning two degrees at universities in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. He worked as a journalist for two decades and has published eight books, one of which (Fatal Passage) is now being turned into a docudrama.

Also joining Mr. McGoogan on this voyage will be explorer and photographer Mike Beedell, Inuk actor Pakak Innukshuk from The Journals of Knud Rasmussen and documentary filmmaker Jayson Kunnuk.

The voyage runs August 29 - September 9, 2007.

A large photo archive, video and personal interviews are available.

/For further information: PLease contact Clayton Anderson, at 1-800-363-7566 or via email at: with any questions. Please visit for more information about Adventure Canada./ IN: EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA, TRAVEL

Contact Information

  • Clayton Anderson, Adventure Canada
    Primary Phone: 800-363-7566 ext. 21
    Secondary Phone: 905-271-4000 ext. 21