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Spotlight on Akpatok Island

Akpatok Island is a fascinating place that very few – even Canadians – know about or will ever have the pleasure of visiting, largely because it’s so remote and completely uninhabi[...]

 

Quark Expeditions Welcomes You to the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge Experience

Exciting news! For the upcoming 2015 expedition seasons, Quark is very pleased to offer our first-ever land-based adventure. It’s an Arctic experience like no other, 500 miles above the Arctic Circle at the family-owned and operated Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge on Somerset Island, Nunavut. A world class beluga whale observation site, Somerset Island lies between Prince of Wales Island and Baffin Island in the remote Canadian Arctic Archipelago. An Arctic [...]

Spotlight on Akpatok Island

Akpatok Island is a fascinating place that very few – even Canadians – know about or will ever have the pleasure of visiting, largely because it’s so remote and completely uninhabited. No one has lived here for more than 100 years.  Akpatok is located in Ungava Bay in Quebec’s far north. It’s the largest island in Ungava Bay, separated from Baffin Island by Hudson Strait. Although Quebec’s mainland is only [...]

A Guide to the Arctic: Explore And Win A Trip!

We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our new, interactive online polar north region discovery and exploration tool. A Guide to the Arctic allows you to simply click to explore Arctic regions, wildlife, climate, history, geography and fun facts. Clicking on various points within each category and information layer reveals pop-up boxes with fast facts, visuals, videos and more. Where more information is available, users can take a [...]

Dr. Dan Zak Shares Sea Sickness Prevention & Treatment Tips

Even the hardiest adventure travelers can experience sea sickness, as the waters we find ourselves in can be challenging for the strongest stomachs. The Drake Passage is well known amongst Antarctic travelers as a nausea-inducing hot spot, although any open water can get your insides rolling. In the Arctic, as we cross the Davis Strait between Monumental Island and Ilulissat, those prone to motion sickness will need to keep an [...]