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Gull Canyon, Somerset IslandBeluga whales frolicking in Cunningham Inlet near Arctic WatchA young male polar bearHiking through the badlandsA beautiful Arctic CharBeluga whales at Arctic Watch Wilderness LodgeHappy Guests Returning From A Day On The Tundra Near Arctic WatchRafting the Cunningham RiverWatching a herd of muskoxenExploring Pressure Ridges On The Shoreline of Somerset Island
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Set against the vast and incredibly beautiful Arctic tundra, your Arctic Watch adventure offers an unexpected range of activities. You can participate in as much or as little as you wish- It’s your adventure. Here are just a few of the ways you can spend your time as a guest of Arctic Watch Lodge.

Arctic Watch lodge offers many types of trips. Choose your own Adventure.

Discovery Programs

An exciting week or two that lets guests experience many of the “typical” arctic summer activities Arctic Watch has to offer!

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Photographers Adventure

Internationally recognized as one of the top Arctic wildlife locations on earth, Arctic Watch offers private and group photographic programs for both amateur and professional photographers.

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Northwest Passage Marathon

The Northwest Passage Marathon on Somerset Island in Nunavut, Canada, is North America’s most northerly marathon and ultramarathon.

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Private Bookings

Arctic Watch can provide fully customized programs lasting a minimum of three days—or as long as you wish.

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Steve Amarualik Youth Leadership Program

This program will include not only backpacking, kayaking, rafting, exploring, participating in scientific research, and guiding but also a leadership-building curriculum designed to challenge the team and strengthen individuals. The program leader is a professional in the field of youth outdoor education.

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Testimonials

I have been to Arctic Watch 4 times and am returning this summer for my 5th visit. If you are a lover of the wilderness, a fan of the North, or just generally curious about the more extreme portions of our planet, Arctic Watch should be number one on your "must visit" list.

there are many ways to see the Arctic but none so unique as Arctic Watch. You don't need to be an athlete or even particularly fit and yet Youspend the day experiencing wilderness at the most intimate level. Then pass your evenings sipping a cocktail, having a delcious dinner and sleeping warmly and comfortably under a down covering. The early Arctic explorers could not have imagined it. 

For wildlife afficianados there is no better way to get up close and personal with Beluga whales, musk oxen snowy owls and even the occasional polar bear. Photographers can have a field day. Gull Canyon alone is worth the trip.

the Weber family and their staff work tirelessly to ensure that their guests are safe, comfortable and having more fun than you'd think possible in such a remote location. There are few travel opportunities that offer a better travel dollar value proposition and I heartily recommend it to any serious traveler.


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Blog Posts

  • Polar Bear Point, Nansen’s Ridge and Exploring the Northwest Passage

    A small group of five to eight adventurers out on the tundra with their guide for the day and only pristine arctic landscapes to explore and wildlife to find. That’s what an Arctic adventure is all about! This week on our blog, we’re showcasing one of Tessum’s favorite excursions: “Polar Bear Point, Nansen’s Ridge and Exploring the Northwest Passage”.

  • Fine Canadian Dining with European Flair at Arctic Watch

    When you think of the meals you might enjoy on your arctic expedition, what comes to mind? At Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge, 800 km above the Arctic Circle on Somerset Island, guests feast on the same fresh, chef-prepared 5 star cuisine you’re just as likely to find in the best urban restaurants as at the top of the world.

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Discovery Program 2
Start Date: July 09, 2015
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See our photography galleries for examples of photos that our guests and staff have taken over the years.


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We are passionate about the polar regions of the world; the arctic, the North Pole and the South Pole. We plan unique treks to the Canadian High Arcticin places such as Ellesmere Island, Alex Heiberg Island and Baffin Island. We have trekked more often and more successfully to the North Pole than anyone in history. Find out more about at Weberarctic.

Expeditions

If you are planning an arctic trip, you should meet the WeberArctic team. They offer tips on polar travel philosophy, history and geography, climate implications for modern explorers, logistics and navigation, daily routines, travel techniques, clothing, equipment and more.

Gear

Developed and tested on hundreds of successful arctic expeditions, Richard Weber products have been developed for superior comfort and performance in extreme weather conditions.

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