Adventure Canada

Arctic Storytelling

Stimulating exploration and conservation in the Arctic.

For exploration travel company, Adventure Canada, it's not all about filling berths on ships. It's about a true passion for the destinations they visit and the communities that they connect with. And so, for us, this long-term engagement has centred on the stories of the places, yes, but also the people who inform the context and deliver the message.

The Challenge

How could we explain to people the value of an Arctic adventure without just resorting to classic imagery of the beautiful landscape?

The Insight

Travel of any kind is not just about the landscape. It's about much more than that. It's about the people; the people you meet on the boat and the people you meet in the communities.

The Solution

Someone famous once said"travel isn't the destination, it's the journey" and we couldn't agree more. Yes, we've created videos of the overwhelming beauty of the arctic for Adventure Canada that have receive millions of views, but we've also crafted stories about Adventure Canada's people; the ones delivering the experiences and helping to create the memories that set this brand apart.

What we delivered

Video
Photography
Strategy
James Raffan
Derrick Pottle, Keeper of the Flame
The Northwest Passage
Labrador, Our Labrador

Awards

Show
Accolade
Year
Project
Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
2019 Best Short
2019
Keeper of The Flame
DocLands Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection
2019
Keeper of the Flame
Wasatch Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection
2019
Keeper of the Flame
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection
2019
Keeper of the Flame
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Official Selection for US and World Tours
2019
Keeper of the Flame
Earthflix Film Festival
Official Selection
2019
Keeper of the Flame
Applied Arts, Photography and Illustration Awards
Award of Excellence: Motion
2018
Keeper of the Flame
National Geographic Short Film Showcase
Featured Film
2018
Keeper of the Flame
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection
2018
Keeper of the Flame
Outside Magazine
Featured Film
2018
Keeper of the Flame
Canadian Broadcast Corporation
Featured Film
2018
Keeper of the Flame
Monster Children
Featured Film
2018
Keeper of the Flame
The Labradorian
Cover Story
2018
Keeper of the Flame
Planet In Focus Film Festival
Official Selection
2018
Keeper of the Flame
Applied Arts, Photography and Illustration Awards
Award of Excellence, Motion
2017
James Raffan; Arctic Explorer
Advertising and Design Club of Canada
Award of Merit
2017
James Raffan; Arctic Explorer
Outside Magazine
Featured Film
2017
James Raffan; Arctic Explorer
Outside Magazine
Featured Film
2015
Northwest Passage