Wilderness Lodges

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Photo: Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

In the great outdoors of Nunavut, where playful pods of belugas sing and massive herds of caribou wander, fantastically far away from most human habitation, are some magnificent wilderness lodgings. After sea kayaking near icebergs, taking pictures of lounging walruses, fishing for arctic char in rapid crystal clean waters or hiking by jagged cliffs teeming with birdlife, it is a sweet retreat for Nunavut visitors to the comforts of home in the wild.


Wilderness adventure lodges in Nunavut are situated in remote locations specifically chosen for a wide variety of outdoor activities in superbly scenic arctic environments. They all come with expert local guidance, include maximum safety preparations and provide a high degree of personal service. Depending upon the season, visitors might arrive to the lodge by floatplane, boat, dogsled or snowmobile. There are no formal roads to follow in most parts of Nunavut — just good routes!


From one High Arctic wilderness adventure lodge, situated 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Resolute Bay, near the Northwest Passage through Lancaster Sound, visitors can explore the surrounding wilderness area in kayaks or inflatable rafts, by mountain biking, hiking, or cruising across the rolling terrain on an ATV. Guided by local experts, day-trip excursions can take visitors to witness muskoxen roaming the tundra valleys, to see belugas swimming through the sound and — from a safe distance — to watch polar bears wandering through the Cunningham River delta area.


Situated in the Kitikmeot region, in the westernmost part of Nunavut, there are several lodges. The area near Bathurst Inlet is one of Nunavut's wilderness lodging paradises. In this pristine arctic hinterland, the wilderness lodging experience is tailored to suit a visitor's desired degree of self-reliance and personal freedom. All Nunavut lodges are reached by bush plane, to comfortable cabins set up for canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, esker trekking and cross-country skiing adventures. The lodge can also be fully catered with meals and service. Summer days can include bush plane trips to terrific waters for fly-fishing, or special areas for filming migrating caribou herds as seen from above. In the springtime, when there is lots of snow and long sunny days, visiting couples, families and groups who enjoy these warm, secure lodges are supplied with snowmobiles or dogsledding teams — whichever they prefer.


When staying at a wilderness lodge in Nunavut, visitors will always have the opportunity to cook their own meals, if they so wish. Perhaps to feast on some fresh fish that was caught that day. Lodges are equipped and stocked for good cooking and dining purposes. However, if visitors prefer, they can also be served hot meals after their days of arctic adventure. This might include a variety of local foods prepared in some very tasty and interesting ways, such as roasted racks of muskox, barbecued caribou burgers, smoked char, sashimi or chowder and freshly made bannock. Good food makes for good times in good company!


The Inuktitut word ‘illuralaaq’ is how to say ‘cabin’ up here.

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Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge

Richard Weber

363 Pritchard Rd, Alcove, QC , J0X 1A0

(819) 459-1794 | 1-855-459-1794

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Arctic Haven Lodge is a Nunavut 5-star resort, located on Ennadai Lake, Nunavut. Home to the 350,000 strong Qamanirjuaq caribou herd, Arctic Haven offers access to hiking, kayaking, boating, world class fishing, cross country skiing, kite-skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, Arctic safaris with northern lights, arctic wolves, caribou, grizzly bears, wolverine and more. You don’t have to be an experienced explorer to go on this Arctic adventure – Find out for yourself at www.ArcticHaven.ca      
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Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Richard Weber

363 Pritchard Road, Alcove, J0X 1A0

+1 (819) 459-1794 | 1-855-459-1794

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Arctic Watch is the world’s most northerly fly-in lodge located on Somerset Island. Visit Arctic Watch for an all-encompassing Arctic safari, to see thousands of beluga whales, (best beluga watching site in the world), musk-ox, polar bears, arctic foxes, birds and archaeological sites. Guests can hike the tundra, explore canyons, raft the Cunningham River, sea kayak with beluga whales, fish for arctic char, ATV the Northwest Passage and more. Vistas are immense and the sun shines 24 hours per day. Enjoy comfortable accommodations and the best food in Nunavut from our in-house chef. Every day begins with freshly prepared breakfast and ends with hot showers and a glass of wine.
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Bathurst Inlet Lodge

Boyd Warner

PO Box 820, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2N6

(867) 873-2595

(867) 446-2654

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Remote full service Eco Tourism wilderness lodge started in 1969 in historic Hudson Bay Trading Post, 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Inuit partnership that highlights the best the Arctic has to offer, small groups and personalized service.  
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High Arctic lodge

Fred Hamilton

PO Box 280, Penticton, BC, Canada , V2A 6J9

(250) 497-2000 | 1-800-661-3880

(250) 497-2001

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Operating in July and August, this full-service lodge offers weeklong arctic char and lake trout fishing packages to Merkley Lake and Victoria Island. The world's Northernmost Sport-Fishing and Hunting Lodge. If you are looking for arctic char fishing, lake trout fishing or muskox hunting then High Arctic Lodge is what you are looking for. We are located in Nunavut, Canada with the very best Canada sport fishing.
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Kasba Lake Lodge

Robert Hill

PO Box 96, Parksville, BC, Canada, V9P 2G3

(250) 248-3572 | 1-800-663-8641

(250) 248-4576

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Located Located in southern Nunavut/NWT, specializing in triple-trophy, as well as catch and release fishing for northern pike, arctic grayling and lake trout. We can accommodate 40 guests comfortably in fully modern cabins. American Plan, guides, boats, motors, fuel and tackle rental. Direct charter from Winnipeg to private airstrip. An outpost-camp on Kazan River from late June to mid-August. Consult website for pricing.
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Plummer’s Enterprises & Great Bear Lake Lodge, Ltd.

Brenda Prins

950 Bradford Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3H 0N5

(204) 774-5775 | 1-800-665-0240

(204) 783-2320

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Plummer’s Arctic Lodge was rated the number one fishing destination in North America by Field and Stream this year! With All Tackle World Records for arctic char, lake trout and grayling, and world-famous service, let us bring you on your Arctic fishing adventure. Professional guides, excellent chefs and first class accommodations. Plummer's Great Bear Lake Lodge is a fishing outpost camp on the shores of the Tree River, offering world-class arctic char fishing. Home of the world's biggest arctic char. We offer all inclusive guided fishing trips, unguided trips, canoe trips, rafting trips or hiking trips.
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