Alliance Nav

A leading supplier to the

Canadian marine industry

Incoming CEO Thierry Plourde aligned with the founders to tackle growth opportunities, while maintaining a high level of technical service quality.


For nearly three decades, Canadian-owned Alliance Nav has proudly offered top of the line service for the highest caliber marine electronic systems of large commercial shipping fleets.


Location: Montreal, Quebec

Partnered: 2022

Industry: Business Services

Category: Direct Investments

Journey by Van Dyke

Curated travel experiences

Journeys by Van Dyke helped augment Snowdon’s portfolio of travel brands, and the transaction allowed Jerry and Anneka Van Dyke to retire and ensure their legacy was secure.


Since 1980, Journeys by Van Dyke has grown to become a leader in the design and operation of travel experiences for discerning Canadians, curating itineraries across the most exciting destinations by land, sea, river and rail.


Location: Kitchener, Ontario

Partnered: 2017

Industry: Travel

Strategy: Direct Investments

Approach Tours

Radically all-inclusive travel

Approach Tours was launched organically within Snowdon’s travel platform to better serve convenience and quality-minded travellers across North America.


Approach Tours is bringing back the joy of travel by removing the pain related to planning out a trip or experience. The brand’s early success is attributable to an obsession with creating honest, thoughtfully crafted travel moments.


Location: Montreal, Quebec

Partnered: 2018

Industry: Travel

Strategy: Direct Investments


Braving the Force of Movement

In Klondike, Snowdon found a team with outsized ambitions and a desire to win. It is a partnership that will create tremendous value over the long-run.


Klondike Lubricants is a solutions business, and has grown to become Canada’s leading brand of industrial, commercial and consumer lubricants sold through an expansive network of trusted dealer partners.


Location: Langley, British Columbia

Partnered: 2021

Industry: Industrial Products

Strategy: Direct Investments

Incursion voyages

A leader in escorted tours

for francophone travellers

In 2015, Snowdon’s principals wrote the first chapter of their entrepreneurial story by acquiring and becoming the full-time operators of Groupe Incursion.


For 30 years, Incursion has been a trusted operator of escorted tours for travellers looking to discover the magic of international travel, safely and affordably.


Location: Montreal, Quebec

Partnered: 2015

Industry: Travel

Category: Direct Investments