At the very top of Canada's Arctic territory, you find the legendary Northwest Passage. It is considerably more isolated than the more developed parts of Canada and therefore some of the expectations you might have for the rest of the country aren't true here. On the other hand, it is Canadian territory, so many of the general FAQs can be found at the bottom of our Canada page.
Do I need a visa to travel to the Northwest Passage?
No, but you do need to pay a small fee for an electronic travel authorization
Is tipping customary in the Northwest Passage?
The crew, captain, and guide will appreciate your tips as a way of thanking them for their friendly and courteous care, but tips are never required. Our Northwest Passage excursions seldom visit places where tipping is expected.
What is the internet access like in the Northwest Passage?
You will probably not have access to the internet in the Northwest Passage because of its extreme isolation from the rest of civilization. It is possible that you will have some internet access when you are in the ports at the beginning and end of your trip.
Can I use my cell phone while in the Northwest Passage?
For most of your journey, other than the beginning and end, you will likely be far out of range of cell towers and therefore will probably not get any cell coverage.
Do I need a power adapter/ converter?
You will find the same 110V, 3-prong sockets throughout all of North America. You will need a Type B adapter and power converter if you have appliances that have a different plug or power rating.
What are the toilets like in the Northwest Passage?
Cruise ships have standard flushing toilets.
Can I drink the water in the Northwest Passage?
You will always have access to clean drinking water on your cruise ship or at your lodge.
Should I purchase travel insurance for my trip?
Definitely! We always encourage travelers to purchase travel insurance just in case. Check out this page
for more information and exclusive discounts.