arctic haven wilderness lodge

Arctic Spring Photography - Wolverines, Bears and Caribou

  • Overview
    In early May, with the arrival of spring, the barren-grounds Arctic treeline comes to life. Predatory animals such as wolverines, bears and wolves emerge from a winter of survival. The Qamanirjuaq caribou herd begins to gather together and the call to reach their calving grounds 300 miles to the north drives them northward. The Qamanirjuaq caribou number in the hundreds of thousands and are one of the healthiest herds in Canada. Big lakes such as Ennadai are natural corridors for the migration. Large numbers of Caribou walk up the lake past the lodge. This arctic photographic safari adventure starts in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories where our private plane flies you to Arctic Haven Lodge on Ennadai Lake. This spring wildlife and caribou migration is described as a life-altering experience by the biologists and people who have witnessed the Wolverines, bears and wolves as well as the caribou migration. Springtime on the barren lands at Arctic Haven is the best time of the year to see wolves, grizzly bears and wolverines. Private charter flight from Yellowknife to Arctic Haven roundtrip is included.
    Duration: 7 days
    Passengers: 24 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Yellowknife, Canada
    Disembarkation Point: Yellowknife, Canada
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: 0.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1/7 - SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY: Wolverines, bears and caribou

      In early May, with the arrival of spring, the barren-grounds Arctic treeline comes to life. Predatory animals such as wolverines, bears and wolves emerge from a winter of survival. The Qamanirjuaq caribou herd begins to gather together and the call to reach their calving grounds 300 miles to the north drives them northward. The Qamanirjuaq caribou number in the hundreds of thousands and are one of the healthiest herds in Canada. Big lakes such as Ennadai are natural corridors for the migration. Large numbers of Caribou walk up the lake past the lodge.

      This arctic photographic safari adventure starts in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories where our private plane flies you to Arctic Haven Lodge on Ennadai Lake.

      This spring wildlife and caribou migration is described as a life-altering experience by the biologists and people who have witnessed the wolverines, bears and wolves as well as the caribou migration. Springtime on the barrenlands at Arctic Haven is the best time of the year to see wolves, grizzly bears and wolverines.

      Rates are per person, from Yellowknife
      All rates are GST applicable
      Private charter flight from Yellowknife to Arctic Haven roundtrip is included.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Arctic Fly Fishing

    With numerous lakes close by to the lodge we can try our hand at fly fishing for various species during different times of the year.

    Included

    Arctic Wildlife Photography

    Come in search of exploring some of the Arctic most unique wildlife species including, Wolverine, Bears and Caribou.

    Included

    Snowmobile Touring

    When the conditions are right we will utilise the lodges fleet of snowmobiles to explore the park around the lodge.

    Included

    Motor boats

    The Arctic Haven lodge has a couple of motor boats that we use to discover different areas around the lakes within close proximity to the lodge.

    Included

    Arctic Kayaking

    Kayaking on the lakes around the lodge is a quiet and intimate way to explore and see the wildlife from a different perspective.

    Included

    ECO-FRIENDLY LODGE; 90% GREEN

    Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge utilizes a combination of wind and solar power. At twelve private rooms, a common area, dinning room and more, this isn't camping! Comfortable hotel like accomodations, sauna, gourmet dining and guides who expertly know the tundra await!

    WOLVERINES, BEARS AND WOLVES

    As spring arrives, wolverines, bears and wolves begin to roam near Arctic Haven. Utilizing camera blinds, specific locations on foot and snowmobiles, we strive to offer our guests the best opportunities to photograph these animals.

    SPRING TRAVEL

    Arctic Haven has a fleet of snowmobiles, cross country skis and snowshoes which we utilize to travel on the Arctic tree line in search of wildlife.

    SPRING CARIBOU MIGRATION

    The spring melt brings the migration of the Qamanirijuaq caribou past Arctic Haven. Utilizing snowmobiles and snowshoes, we travel over the frozen lake ice of Ennadai Lake to track and follow the caribou herds.

  • Inclusions

    Gourmet Canadian fare

    Canadian gourmet fare with local dining experiences such as Ennadai Lake trout sashimi, tundra blue berry compote, Baffin Bay turbot and more - Arctic Haven guests feast on the same fresh, chef-prepared fine cuisine you're just as likely to find in the best urban restaurants yet with northern flare.

    All our dining experiences are made from scratch: homemade European-style breads baked fresh daily, homemade yogurts, ice creams, organic Canadian meats, Ontario fruit and more.

    As proud Canadians, we strive to incorporate the best elements of every Canadian province into our menus: Okanagan Valley wines, Alberta Organic Beef, French-Canadian cheeses and more.

    Charter Flight from Yellowknife

    At Arctic Haven we do everything possible to ensure that you have an enjoyable holiday. Using our own charter planes from Yellowknife allows you to spend less time travelling and more time enjoying the Arctic. It’s important to note, however, that travel in the Arctic is weather dependent. Delays do happen.

    You will need to make your own way to Yellowknife, Canada. First Air, West Jet, Canadian North and Air Canada offer regular daily service from Edmonton and Calgary to Yellowknife.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - All lodging, dining, excursions (with the exception of helicopter time), guiding are included.

    Not included in your Expedition

    - Items of a personal nature such as; Beverages / Laundry / Medical expenses / Gratuities / Internet & Wifi
    - International and internal flights that are not specified
    - Travel insurance (mandatory)
    - Hotel nights in Yellowknife are not included pre & post lodge stay
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    ARCTIC HAVEN LODGE

    Arctic Haven is a Nunavut resort, located on the Arctic treeline. Home to the 250,000 strong Qamanirjuaq caribou herd, Arctic Haven offers access to hiking, kayaking, boating, world class fishing, cross country skiing, dog sledding, snow mobiling, Arctic safaris with northern lights, arctic wolves, caribou, grizzly bears and wolverine. A family of polar explorers. Richard, Josée, Tessum and Nansen have spent the past 25 years exploring the polar regions. Having lead some of the first polar expeditions to successfuly reach the North Pole, set speed records at both poles, recipient of the Order of Canada, renowned Arctic Wildlife photographer and worldclass polar guides, the Weber family knows Arctic. They've skied, kayaked, hiked and explored across Canada's far north.

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arctic haven lodge double room

Arctic Haven Lodge - Double

19 Apr 2018 - 25 Apr 2018
Arctic Haven boasts 12 private guest rooms, with full private bathrooms. This is not camping! Single rooms can be accommodated at no additional charge, subject to availability at time of booking. Please note a 5% Canadian GST charge will be applied at the checkout.
AUD$ 10,564pp
AUD$ 10,564pp