Getting to Arctic Watch
How to get there
It’s easier than you think!
While getting to Arctic Watch is far easier than you think, it helps to know a little more about the area through which you’ll be travelling. Read on and you’ll find information on restaurants, accommodations and attractions in Yellowknife, flights, travel insurance providers and everything else you need to travel comfortably and confidently.
First Air, West Jet, Canadian North and Air Canada offer regular daily service from Edmonton and Calgary to Yellowknife. Most visitors to Arctic Watch arrive in Yellowknife the day before their scheduled departure to Arctic Watch. From Yellowknife, you’ll board a private plane for the four-and-a-half-hour flight (1,500 km/1,000 miles) to Arctic Watch with a refueling stop in Cambridge Bay. The flight departs Yellowknife every Friday morning, arrives at Arctic Watch in early afternoon, then returns to Yellowknife, arriving in the evening.
The private fleet includes a 19-passenger Dornier 228 from and a 37-passenger Dash 8-100 from Summit Air.
At Arctic Watch 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.
The baggage allowance for the charter flight from Yellowknife to Arctic Watch is 44 lbs (20 kg) per person which includes a carry-on. Please let us know if you will have additional gear, such as photographic equipment.
The duration of your stay at Arctic Watch can be either shortened or lengthened due to weather. If a layover is required in Yellowknife or Cambridge Bay due to weather, neither Canadian Arctic Holidays nor Arctic Sunwest is responsible for covering the costs of lodging or meals. However, if a layover is required due to a mechanical or maintenance problem with an aircraft, then the airline will be responsible for your stay.
Your visit to Arctic Watch Lodge is from Friday to Friday. You arrive on a Friday afternoon and depart Arctic Watch the following Friday afternoon. It will be necessary for you to stay overnight in either Yellowknife or Edmonton on your way home. A list of hotels is provided.
There is no extra charge in the event that weather delays lengthen your stay at Arctic Watch.
Come Experience Arctic watch for yourself, we are now taking reservations for this years trips.