Spend a week at this unique Canadian Arctic Wilderness Lodge and world-class beluga whale observation site. Situated 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the lodge offers fully-guided opportunities for hiking, kayaking and exploring the Arctic tundra in all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
Observe muskox, polar bears plus more wildlife in their natural habitat while enjoying comfortable accommodations and superb food, all accessible within a short flight from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to Somerset Island in Nunavut, Canada.
Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- Visit the Cunningham River estuary, home to hundreds of beluga whales
- Rarely seen and iconic Arctic Wildlife: beluga whales, polar bears, muskox, ringed seals, snowy owl and arctic fox
- Visit Cape Anne Thule sites with ancient stone and bone houses
- Included all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Mercedes Unimog, kayaking, rafting and more
- Opportunities to encounter rarely seen and iconic Arctic Wildlife: beluga whales, polar bears, muskox, ringed seals, and much more
- Take advantage of included activities and equipment such as all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Mercedes Unimog, kayaking, rafting and more
- Take advantage of optional activities such as fishing for Arctic char and the Beechey Island fly-in excursion
Day 1 — Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Day 2 — Yellowknife and Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
Day 3 — Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge, Somerset Island, Nunavut
Day 4 — Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
Day 5 — Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
Day 6 — Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
Day 7 — Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
Day 8 — Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
Day 9 — Depart Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
Day 10 — Depart Yellowknife
The most northerly fly-in lodge in the world
Constructed and opened in 1992, the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge is located in Cunningham Inlet, on Somerset island, in Nunavut, Canada’s largest and newest territory, which formally came into being in 1999.
Photography Adventure at Arctic Watch
Internationally recognized as one of the top Arctic wildlife locations on earth, Arctic Watch offers photographic programs for both amateur and professional photographers.