Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

December 18, 2017
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Scientific sojourning

While some vacationers are content to return year after year to their favourite Caribbean beachside all-inclusives — not that there’s anything wrong with that — others want more intellectual stimulation. A learning vacation may be just the thing.

This summer, in northern Manitoba, the Churchill Northern Studies Centre offers five-day trips led by scientists on the flora of the subarctic (July 11 to 16), the biology of belugas (July 25 to 30) and the ecology of the subarctic (August 15 to 20). (204) 675-2307; www.churchillscience.ca

Out east, Wildland Tours runs adventure and educational trips throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, including trips to learn about whale behaviour or the traces of the Vikings and the Basques in North America. (888) 615-8279; www.wildlands.com.

Learning vacations aren’t cheap, but the educational slant — as well as the fantastic scenery — will help you justify the expense.

This article was accurate when it was published. Please confirm rates and details directly with the companies in question.

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