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Adventure Week at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Explore the Canadian Arctic by Fat Bike, Paddleboard, Kayak and more.

[Seattle, WA] – 17 February 2016 – Quark Expeditions®, the leading polar adventure company announces a week full of exciting activities to ramp up the adventure and exploration at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge, during week one of the summer program. 

Guests participating in the June 30, 2016 Adventure Week departure can explore the region on their own steam with special activities such as fat biking on sea ice; sea kayaking on the Northwest Passage; stand-up paddleboarding through challenging Google Canyon; an all-terrain vehicle “ride and hike” through spectacular Mars Mountain; trail running atop the bluffs and tundra of the Northwest Passage, and more. This is in addition to the lodge’s popular array of complimentary activities.

“There are so many ways to explore this magnificent region,” said Tessum Weber. “We now have fat bikes – specialized mountain bikes – that provide fantastic agility on sea ice and tundra. Stand-up paddleboarding provides amazing perspectives for exploring canyons 154 meters deep and gliding past ice floes. Kayaks are ideal for paddling rivers and swift rapids. And now, you can enjoy this diversity of activities, in the Arctic."

Arctic Watch specializes in providing an immersive arctic experience. Founders and hosts, famed arctic explorer and Order of Canada recipient, Richard Weber, and his wife, Josée Auclair have led expeditions to the North and the South Poles. Their sons, Tessum and Nansen, grew up in the Arctic, and return to Arctic Watch lodge every summer to share their passion for the region with guests.

"We’re especially enthusiastic about Adventure Week. From the distinct Fat Bike Tours and the Super ATV Expedition, to the Running the Ridge Trail Run and Google Canyon Stand-up Paddleboarding & Hike, to the All-Terrain Journey & Hike to Mars Mountain - each activity provides a novel, exciting new way to explore the North,” Richard said. “Guests will experience the true Arctic from an active and completely unique perspective.”

Quark Expeditions® and Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge began partnering in 2014 to offer a land-based polar safari experience.

“Arctic Watch has already been described as a ‘best of the Arctic’ tour because of the variety of wildlife and landscapes guests experience,” said Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions®. “It provides an opportunity to see the Arctic through the eyes of real explorers. The caliber of the leadership involved in this polar expedition is outstanding.”

How to Book: Save up to 20% on select departures – including Adventure Week. See Quark's Way to Save page for full details, or contact a Quark Expeditions® Polar Travel Adviser at 1.888.892.0073.

About Quark Expeditions®:

Specializing in expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctic and sub-polar regions, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for 25 years. With a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures, it offers travelers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth. Led by passionate and seasoned expedition teams, including scientists, naturalists and researchers, the on-board program focuses on guest interaction to educate and enrich the passenger experience. The company is known for its unwavering commitment to safety and sustainability, and was the first to offer passengers — free of charge — carbon-neutral voyages in Antarctica aboard the Ocean Diamond.  

About the TUI Adventure Division:

The TUI Adventure Division offers premium, experience-based adventure holidays and expeditions worldwide for active travelers. In addition to, the division includes expedition specialists and; leading European adventure and activity specialists,,,, and; as well as US-based destination management company From reaching the top of Kilimanjaro and canoeing on the Zambezi, to catching tiger cub sightings and breaking ice en route to the North Pole, the TUI Adventure Division offers inspirational experiences that create lifelong memories.