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.

Location

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!

Adventure

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.

Freedom

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.

Food

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!

Lodges

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

Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge
Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge

Josee Auclair

PO Box 252, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2N9

867.444.1794 | 855.459.1794

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http://www.arctichaven.ca

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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      
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Josee Auclair

PO Box 1252, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2N9

867.444.1794 | 855.459.1794

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http://www.arcticwatch.ca

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Arctic Watch is the world’s most northerly fly-in lodge located on shores of the Northwest Passage. A visit to Arctic Watch is an all-encompassing arctic safari, to see thousands of beluga whales, (best beluga watching site in the world), muskox, polar bears, arctic foxes, birds and archaeological sites. We travel by land, water, foot, sea kayak, raft and ATV. Guests can fish, hike through canyons and mountains, across tundra and around waterfalls. Vistas are immense and the sun shines 24 hours per day. Enjoy comfortable accommodations and the best food in Nunavut. Everyday starts with fresh muffins and ends with a hot shower and a glass of wine.
Bathurst Inlet Lodge
Bathurst Inlet Lodge

Boyd Warner

PO Box 820, Yellowknife, X1A 2N6

(867) 446-2654

(877) 275-1533

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http://www.bathurstarctic.com

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This historic lodge complex has welcomed adventure travellers for nearly 50 years. Iconic southern Arctic wildlife – musk oxen, grizzly bears, caribou feed on the wildflower covered tundra under the Midnight Sun. Migratory birds in breeding plumage nest in the cliffs and hills that surround the lodge. Hike in the company of a naturalist. Paddle a canoe or enjoy the guided pontoon boat excursions. Learn about Inuit culture from the people who called the Inlet home for thousands of years. The charter flight, meals, activities and lodging are included in the price.
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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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http://www.higharctic.com

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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.
Kasba Lake Lodge
Kasba Lake Lodge

Robert Hill

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

250.248.3572 | 1.800.663.8641

250.248.4573

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http://www.kasba.com

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Located in Southern NWT/Nunavut specializing in Triple Trophy catch and release fishing for Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling, and Lake Trout. Can accommodate up to 40 guest comfortably in full modern cabins. American plans, guides, boats, motors, fuel and tackle rental. Direct charter from Winnipeg, Manitoba to our own private air stip. June 24 - August 16. Please consult our website for pricing at www.kasba.com
Plummer’s Great Bear Lake Lodge, Ltd.
Plummer’s 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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http://www.plummerslodges.com

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Plummer's Arctic Lodge Outpost camp is located on the shore of Tree River, Nunavut. World-class Arctic Char fishing - home of the current world record Char! Guided or un-guided trips available during July and August.
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