Once in a Lifetime: An Unforgettable Wilderness Adventure in the Remote High Arc
Program No. 21426RJ
11 days
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11 days
10 nights
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At a Glance

From the gateway of Yellowknife, journey by private charter aircraft 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle and more than 50 miles from the nearest town on an adventure into the high Arctic. You needn't be an experienced explorer to take on this landscape of muskox, polar bears, beluga whales and more: Arctic Watch Lodge provides hotel-level accommodations and the comforts of home while you embark on an expert-led, weeklong safari amid the beauty of the Arctic. Cross the wilderness by ATV while observing Arctic wildlife, catch and release Arctic char, go sea kayaking among icebergs and seals in search of polar bears and much, much more. Your adventure is hosted by groundbreaking scientists and other experts on this wondrous part of the world, as well as Arctic Watch’s co-owner and celebrated Arctic explorer Richard Weber.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Aboard a private aircraft, fly from Yellowknife over the tree line, barrens and Diavik mine to a private airstrip, then walk over the tundra and raft across the Cunningham River to Arctic Watch.
  • Journey to Cape Anne in search of polar bears and visit the archaeological remains of 15 stone-and-bone houses constructed by the Thule, ancestors of the Inuit who hunted the bowhead whale.
  • Meet Arctic experts and hear about research conducted at this world-class observation site, where muskoxen rut, belgua whales return to open waters, and polar bears wait for ice floes in and around the Cunningham River.

General Notes

An instructor:guest ratio of 1:2 enables Arctic Watch to tailor activities and terrain to all levels of ability and fitness. Typically two to three excursions a day are offered at Arctic Watch, matching the abilities and interests of each guest. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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