Adventure Canada Wins Canadian Museum Of Nature Inspiration Award!
Adventure Canada is the winner of the Canadian Museum of Nature’s National Nature Inspiration Award, in the corporate category.
The awards were announced last night (November 4) at a gala in Ottawa hosted by the Museum, and recognize individuals, groups and organizations whose leadership, innovation and creativity connect Canadians with nature and the natural world. This year the Museum received more than seventy award applications from across Canada.
Adventure Canada received $5,000 to designate to a program of their choice and will be deciding where to commit this funding over the next few months.
Adventure Canada is built on a love and great respect for nature. The family-owned company promotes and protects genuine connections with the natural environment in every region where they travel, from the eastern shores of Newfoundland to the northern reaches of Nunavut.
Adventure Canada aims to operate on a local level. On both land- and ship-based tours, the company has an exceptional number of local guides and expedition leaders, including well-respected community members and resource staff. These individuals possess an intimate knowledge of the natural environment and an enthusiasm to share its complexities and beauty with guests.
In 1996, Adventure Canada established the Discovery Fund to support and strengthen sustainable initiatives and environmental projects in the regions they travel. A portion of each passenger’s booking fee is allocated to these practices, and to date, Adventure Canada has raised over two million dollars to directly assist local and national organizations involved with socioeconomic community development, along with environmental and wildlife preservation. Adventure Canada and the Discovery Fund have been active supporters of the following key organizations: Project North, Atlantic Whales, Unikkausivut, National Inuit Youth Council, the Walrus Foundation, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the Students On Ice Foundation.