Ultimate Canadian Arctic Expedition
In a single trip you’ll have the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit both Arctic Watch and Arctic Haven. This exclusive adventure encompasses the best of what the Arctic has to offer from the midnight sun to the spectacular northern lights.
First stop: Arctic Watch nestled along the shores of the Northwest Passage on Somerset Island. It’s a photographer’s paradise with belugas whales, polar bear, muskox, and more; go rafting, paddle boarding or kayaking on the Cunningham River; visit archaeological sites, spectacular waterfalls and canyons; bike or hike the tundra; and fish for arctic char.
Second stop: Arctic Haven on the shores of Ennadai Lake in the Barren Grounds. The lodge is on the path of one of the last great caribou migrations, so the chances of a close encounter with a caribou is high. Hike and see the unique and stunning flora and fauna of a treeline environment and its wildlife - bears, wolves, wolverines, and eagles. And experience some of the best fishing in the Arctic - grayling, northern pike and lake trout. Enjoy the landscape and animals from the sky with a helicopter safari of Ennadai and its surrounding area.
Located 800 km north of the Arctic Circle on the shores of the Northwest Passage in Cunningham Inlet, Somerset Island, Arctic Watch is the most northerly fly-in lodge on earth - Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge. At 74° North and being a marine environment means the weather can change quickly - as much as 10°C in an hour. Normal daytime temperatures range from 8° to 14°C, and warm days can go as high as 21°C, a cold day can be 3°C.
Situated on the shores of Ennadai Lake, Nunavut in the Barren Grounds treeline environment is Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge. Fly-in 700 km from the nearest city, Yellowknife, NWT, to Nunavut’s only green-energy powered lodge. At 60° North the weather can change quickly - as much as 10°C in an hour. Normal daytime temperatures range from 5° to 18°C, and on warm days go as high as 22°C.
Wildlife/Nature Sightseeing; Hiking & Walking; Water Sports; Fishing; Cycling & ATVs
Previously, travel to the high Arctic meant a tent on the tundra. The construction of Arctic Watch in 1992 radically changed this - and now both our locations set a high standard for guest accommodation and comfort in Nunavut. In addition to the main complex, there are 16 private guest cabins, each equipped with a marine toilet and sink. Due to the extremely sensitive natural environment showers are located in the main complex. At Arctic Haven there are 12 private guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms, in addition to the common areas and dining room.
Where the wild meets the refined, enjoy a distinctly Canadian epicurious experience with gourmet meals inspired by every province. Taste locally sourced arctic char, Ennadai Lake trout sashimi and gravlax, tundra blueberry compote, along with Okanagan Valley wines, Alberta Organic Beef, French Canadian cheeses and more. Daily our talented chef prepares fresh breads, yogurts, ice creams and other treats to satisfy you at breakfast, lunch and dinner.