South Baffin Art picture

Twenty one years ago I was asked to plan an arts tour to one of Canada’s most prolific locations - Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. The Inuit had been making “art” as we southerners define it for over 45 years in communities such as Iqaluit, Pangnirtung and Cape Dorset (now Kinngait). Here was an opportunity to visit these artists in their own communities and watch the creative process first hand. Those beautiful soapstone carvings, wool tapestries and limited edition prints all had their inspirational source in the land of the midnight sun. I am privileged to return to this, my first endeavor with the “Art is Adventure” programs. While a younger generation of artists has replaced those first elders I knew, the process of personal expression continues.

Our younger artists are reaching out in new directions with astonishing success. The vision, materials and format have changed with the times - a testimony to the truly gifted individuals we will encounter. However, the people hold fast to the teachings of the past - safeguarding the environment and sharing their traditional knowledge with all who will listen. If you joined me over these past years perhaps you would enjoy a return visit to one of Canada’s most dramatic landscapes where flower species number in the thousands, birds and wildlife abound. If you are a curious first-timer I can guarantee a life-changing experience.

Nunavut, “Our Land,” welcomes you.

Carol Heppenstall

day 1
day 2-3
Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
day 4
day 5-7
day 8

Our group will overnight in Ottawa. Those arriving early enough may join Carol on a museum tour. Orientation
dinner together.

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July 18, 2013 - July 25, 2013

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

There is no ship for this trip.
  • Carol Heppenstall

    Carol Heppenstall

    Arts and Cullture

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What's Included

  • Dinner day 1 through breakfast day 8
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy
  • All excursions
  • Local guides
  • Guiding service of Carol Heppenstall
  • Local transportation

    What's Not Included

  • All independent and group flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses.
    • Meet local artists and watch them at work
    • Visit multiple artistic communities in Nunavut
    • Vist Auyuittuq National Park
    • Travel north of the Arctic Circle