Canada Arctic Lodge
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Canada Arctic Lodge

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge from £pp

This exciting Arctic land based trip offers you the chance to spend 8 or 10 days at the unique and intriguing “Arctic Watch”, enjoying an adventured-filled itinerary right in the heart of the Arctic Wilderness.
This Canadian Arctic wilderness lodge is situated 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle and is a world-class beluga whale observation site. Staying in comfortable accommodations with superb food and welcoming atmosphere you will get the chance to participate in hiking, kayaking and exploring the Arctic tundra in all-terrain vehicles, amongst many other adventure options.


  • Destination: Somerset Island, Canada
  • Departure: Yellowknife
  • Duration: 8 or 10 Days
  • Departure Period: July & August (various dates)
  • Accommodation: Arctic Watch Lodge
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Book an 8 day itinerary before March 31 2017 and receive a free transfer package worth £1,145!

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Amazing Photographic Opportunities

This expedition of a lifetime also offers the opportunity to observe and take photographs an abundance of intriguing and rarely-seen wildlife such as Muskox, Polar Bears and Arctic foxes in their natural habitat, whilst experiencing the true beauty and wonder of the Arctic wilderness.

The Arctic Watch lodge is situated on Somerset Island in Nunavut, Canada and is accessible via a short flight from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. From the UK & Europe Air Canada offer a regular service to Yellowknife via Calgary for around £ per person

Activities

There are exciting adventure options to choose from during your stay at Arctic Watch. We try to ensure that all guests have an opportunity to take part in these activities. After the daily breakfast briefing, guests can sign up for one to three activities offered per day. Take advantage of included activities and equipment such as all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Mercedes Unimog, kayaking and rafting. There is also optional activities such as fishing for Arctic char and the Beechey Island fly-in excursion.

What Our Customers
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Ann Macleod, Scotland Peggy & Thomas, Belgium John Cope, Somerset Ian Bradshaw, Isle of Man Molly Quackenbush, Virginia USA David Earnshaw, Lancashire Barry Solomon, Israel James Sutton, London Graham Jones, Devon
Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience...awesome. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.
We had the time of our lives on board ship...if anybody wants to go to Antarctica, we will certainly advise to go with you.
The best way to describe the entire experience. 1. Top rate service...we would not hesitate to recommend you to others and use you again.
Thank you and your team for arranging what was a fantastic holiday in Argentina...Iguazu falls was exceptional with our guide knowing an awful lot about the falls and the wildlife. Could go on forever, but had better stop.
I’m sure you get plenty of compliments, but I just wanted to follow up by telling you what a great time we had...If we are planning on one of the other regions you serve, we’ll definitely be in touch!
I wanted to drop you a note to say a big “THANK YOU” for all your organizing of my travel arrangements and the holiday itself. Everything flowed perfectly. The holiday was breath-taking and is hard to express in words...
It was even better than I expected, so I am grateful that you made the call (back). I will certainly recommend your services
Thanks again for helping me select the best trip and for all your help with the admin and my questions along the way, it all made for an even better experience.
Thank you for all your help. Great service, very efficient, flexible...We feel looked after when setting off into the unknown. I feel it is my duty to tell fellow travellers and birders/photographers how good you are!

10 Day Itinerary

Day 1 | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Enjoy an included night in Yellowknife and meet your fellow travelers.


Day 2 | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

We'll meet early in the morning to board our private chartered plane to fly the 1,000 miles (1,500 km) to the Arctic Watch lodge.


Day 3 | Arctic Watch Lodge, Summerset Island

A typical first morning at the lodge may include receiving a hands-on introduction to driving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which are easy and fun to drive. Later, we may take a short hike to the Cunningham River estuary to watch beluga whales frolic in the shallow water only a few yards offshore.


Day 4 | Arctic Watch Lodge

Today we travel by ATV, crossing the Cunningham River delta, and driving along the Muskox Ridge Trail, which provides a scenic overview of the entire area. It’s very likely that we’ll see muskox and pass by an impressive Arctic fox den where you may have the opportunity to watch fox cubs at play.


Day 5 | Arctic Watch Lodge

Today we may attempt to kayak in Cunningham Inlet. All equipment and basic instructions are provided. Paddle among icebergs, looking out for ring and bearded seals as well as beluga whales.


Day 6 | Arctic Watch Lodge

Today we'll depart for a trip to Flatrock Falls, crossing the Cunningham River delta. There, you'll have the option of hiking or travelling by Mercedes Unimog a (multi-purpose four-wheel drive truck). We’ll visit the Somerset Island canyons, formed as the result of shifting fault lines.


Day 7 | Arctic Watch Lodge

Today we'll set out on ATVs to Cape Anne where we'll visit five Thule sites all along the coast and look for polar bears. The Thule culture were bowhead whale hunters, ancestors of today's modern Inuit.


Day 8 | Arctic Watch Lodge

The first leg of today's journey will be by Mercedes Unimog truck. We'll get to the Arctic Watch raft and kayak launch on the Cunningham River, 20 km from the lodge.


Day 9 | Depart for Yellowknife

Today, you'll bid a fond farewell to the lodge team and the High Arctic. You may have time to take advantage of one last activity before we depart. In the late afternoon, the plane will arrive for the return flight back to Yellowknife.


Day 10 |Yellowknife

Today you can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time in the Yellowknife area.


8 Day Itinerary

Day 1 | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Enjoy an included night in Yellowknife and meet your fellow travelers.


Day 2 | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

We'll meet early in the morning to board our private chartered plane to fly the 1,000 miles (1,500 km) to the Arctic Watch lodge. During the four and a half hour fl ight, we'll pass over the treeline to the barrens, refueling in the community of Cambridge Bay, and landing in the afternoon on a private airstrip on Somerset Island.


Day 3 | Arctic Watch Lodge, Summerset Island

A typical first morning at the lodge may include receiving a hands-on introduction to driving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which are easy and fun to drive. Later, we may take a short hike to the Cunningham River estuary to watch beluga whales frolic in the shallow water only a few yards off shore, followed by a wonderful buffet lunch.


Day 4 | Arctic Watch Lodge

Today we may attempt to kayak in Cunningham Inlet. All equipment and basic instructions are provided. Paddle among icebergs, looking out for ring and bearded seals as well as beluga whales. Sightings of sea birds, including Arctic terns and eider ducks, can be expected. After a lunch served along the shoreline, we’ll take a short hike to explore a local canyon aptly named “Kayak Falls.” From there we’ll have stunning views of the Northwest Passage and the opportunity to see polar bears.


Day 5 | Arctic Watch Lodge

Following breakfast, we'll depart for a trip to Flatrock Falls, crossing the Cunningham River delta. There, you’ll have the option of hiking or travelling by Mercedes Unimog a (multi-purpose four-wheel drive truck). We'll visit the Somerset Island canyons, formed as the result of shifting fault lines. Their walls, mostly vertical, vary from 200 to 1,000 feet (up to 305 meters).


Day 6 | Arctic Watch Lodge

The first leg of today's journey will be by Mercedes Unimog truck. We'll get to the Arctic Watch raft and kayak launch on the Cunningham River, 20 km from the lodge. Typically, the final six kilometers require a hike through the Badlands, passing the skeletal remains of two bowhead whales dated from eight thousand years ago. The voyage includes encounters with muskox, snow geese, jaegers, Arctic foxes, sandpipers and rough-legged hawks.


Day 7 | Departure Arctic Watch Lodge

Today, you'll bid a fond farewell to the lodge team and the High Arctic. You may have time to take advantage of one last activity before we depart. In the late afternoon, the plane will arrive for the return flight back to Yellowknife. Upon arrival in Yellowknife you will be transferred to your included hotel.


Day 8 | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Today you can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time in the Yellowknife area.



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Dates & Rates

Book an 8 day itinerary before March 31 2017 and receive a free transfer package worth £1,145!*
Start - End Date Duration
(days)
Starting From
(per person)
Charter Flight
(per person)
Jun 30–Jul 7, 2017 8 £ £
Jul 5–Jul 12, 2017 8 £ £
Jul 10–Jul 19, 2017 10 £ £
Jul 17–Jul 26, 2017 10 £ £
Jul 24–Aug 2, 2017 10 £ £
Jul 31–Aug 9, 2017 10 £ £
Aug 7–Aug 14, 2017 8 £ £

*Free transfer package only available on 30th June and 07th Aug departures. Limited availability. Full terms & conditions apply.

Mandatory Transfer Package Includes:

  • Pre-expedition hotel night in Yellowknife and breakfast
  • Group transfer to and from charter flight to Arctic Watch lodge
  • Charter flight from Yellowknife to Arctic Watch lodge (return)
  • Post-expedition hotel night in Yellowknife and breakfast
  • Group transfers from your hotel to the airport for your charter flight (return)

Transfer package cost per person: £


IMPORTANT: The itinerary outlined is only a sample of a typical week at Arctic Watch Lodge. Day-to-day activities may vary and are also weather dependent. Please note that during "Adventure Week", the first week of the season, there is less likelihood of seeing belugas.

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