Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

A resort for those who won’t resort to the ordinary. Arctic Watch is Canada’s most northerly wilderness lodge located on Somerset Island, Nunavut. A visit to Arctic Watch is an all-encompassing arctic safari. Visitors see thousands of beluga whales, roaming muskox, polar bears, arctic foxes, snowy owls, archeological sites and more.

Travel the land and water by foot, sea kayak, river raft, and ATV (all-terrain vehicle). Guests can climb the mountains, fish the lakes, hike through the canyons, explore the tundra, and hike around the waterfalls. The vistas are immense and sun shines 24 hours a day. The accommodations are the most comfortable facilities in the High Arctic and the food is stupendous.

Arctic Watch offers a range of unique adventure travel experiences. Everything you imagined and more, guests can experience arctic safaris, raft the Cunningham River, sea kayak with hundreds of beluga whales, hike the tundra, spot polar bears roaming the Northwest Passage, investigate the mysterious Thule ruins crafted from giant whale bones, fish for arctic char and more.

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Your Hosts

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge is a family-run base-camp, hosted by arctic enthusiasts Josée Auclair and her husband, Richard Weber, along with their two sons, Tessum and Nansen. They are well known across the Canadian High Arctic as polar experts, particularly in Nunavut, and specialize in North Pole and arctic tourism. Additional expertise comes from Quark Expeditions®’ veteran polar expedition team.

 

Arctic Watch founders and hosts Richard Weber and Josée Auclair started working in the field of arctic tourism with the world’s first commercial North Pole trek in 1993, and conducted hiking and kayaking trips on Baffin Island. Both Richard and Josée have a distinguished, unparalleled polar pedigree spanning decades, with a history of polar “firsts” and record-breaking accomplishments.

 

 

Richard is a renowned polar explorer, having completed more than 60 Arctic, North and South Pole expeditions, and more successful treks to the North Pole than anyone in history. He has also achieved diverse polar “firsts”, including the first surface crossing of the Arctic Ocean from Russia to Canada, and in the North Pole, the first snowshoe trek, first guided unsupported trek, first commercial trek, and the first trek without resupplies.

 

 

  • Canada’s most northerly wilderness lodge located on Somerset Island,
  • Nunavut.
  • Visitors are likely to see hundreds of beluga whales, roaming muskox, polar bears, arctic foxes, snowy owls
  • Visit local archeological sites
  • Sea kayak, raft, and ATV (all-terrain vehicle)
  • Guests can climb the mountains, fish the lakes, hike through the canyons, explore the tundra, and hike around the waterfalls.
  • All meals are included.
  • Charter Flight from Yellowknife to Somerset Island, Nunavut

Sunset at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge, photography by Nancy Spies

ATVs at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

White Water Rafting at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Features

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Accommodations

Double Room

Each cabin has one room with windows and is fit for two guests in either one queen or two single beds.

The room also has a marine toilet and sink. The shower house for all guests is nearby.

Single Room

Each cabin has one room with windows and is fit for two guests in either one queen or two single beds.

The room also has a marine toilet and sink. The shower house for all guests is nearby.

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