Arctic Canada; North of Extraordinary

500 miles north of the Arctic circle lies the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge. The most Northerly lodge on earth, Arctic Watch is a world-class wildlife observation site and an extraordinary wilderness resort. Once there you’ll marvel at beluga whales feeding their young and dueling muskox on the open tundra. Once-in-a-lifetime adventures are all but guaranteed.  Try fat biking over sea ice, watch out for seals! Hop on an ATV and whiz across the tundra, paddle board atop frigid waters (and alongside belugas!), fish for Arctic char, or visit 1,000 year old historical sites filled with remnants of the past.  The wildlife here isn’t limited to beluga whales and muskox; observe polar bears, Arctic fox, snow geese and sandpipers.  Talk to us about creating your unforgettable Arctic experience.

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The Itinerary

Day 1

Upon your arrival in Yellowknife, your shuttle driver will meet you and transport you to your hotel. A stone’s throw from the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre and Yellowknife Veteran’s Memorial, you’re well positioned to explore the Northwest Territories capital city. Accommodations are at The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife.

Day 2

This morning your shuttle will deliver you to Yellowknife Airport, where you’ll catch a private chartered flight to Somerset Island. After a tour of the Arctic Watch facilities, enjoy a gourmet meal with Canadian touches throughout. The lodge aims to represent each and every Canadian province into their menus, and often offer Okanagan Valley wines, Alberta Organic Beef, French-Canadian cheeses and more. After dinner enjoy join expert guides in the Great Room for an introduction to sea kayaking in polar waters. Accommodations are at the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge.

Days 3-5

No two days are the same at Arctic Watch, and your time here will be filled with adventure. Think guided ATV tours of the tundra, paddle boarding atop frigid arctic waters, spotting playful polar bears and hiking the flat rocks surrounding the Somerset Island canyons. The island’s estuary houses thousands of beluga whales, attracted to the region due to the temperate waters and offering ample photographic opportunities. Accommodations are at the Arctic Watch Wilderness Resort.

Day 6

This morning offers you a final chance to explore the High Arctic, and try your hand at any missed activity (or repeat your favorites). In the late afternoon you will board your private charter flight back to Yellowknife, where a shuttle will deliver you to your hotel. Accommodations are at The Explorer Hotel.

Day 7

Today you will make your own way to the Yellowknife Airport, where you will catch your flight(s) home. Safe travels!

The Route