Yes, it’s the Arctic and it can be cold. But where else in the high Arctic can you be on the land all day and enjoy such great hospitality, amazing food and comfortable accommodation (including a warm, inviting “great room”, a toilet in your cabin and hot showers)? No backpack, no tent and no camp stove required!
Richard Weber, Josee Auclair and their team go out of their way to share their vast knowledge, experience and love of the north with you. And to make you feel at home. You are outside all day (if you choose), walking on the tundra (the best hiking terrain) visiting different places, watching wildlife and always learning.
It is a magical place, challenging and relaxing at the same time. Go with an open mind and your sense of adventure. And if you can manage two weeks - do it. I would have happily repeated week one activities, but they went out of their way to give us something new every day. Two weeks was hardly long enough.
Even before I left Arctic Watch, I was thinking about a return trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arctic Watch is a Nunavut 5-star resort, located 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Home to over 2000 beluga whales, Arctic Watch is home to the largest annual migration of beluga whales on earth. Guests can see beluga whales, polar bears, arctic foxes, seals, muskoxen, snowy owls and more. Hike the tundra, explore canyons, sea kayak with beluga whales, raft the Cunningham River, fish for Arctic char, ATV the Northwest Passage or relax at Arctic Watch with a glass of wine; the staff at Arctic Watch are on hand 24/7 to ensure the experience of a lifetime. With over 25 years experience, we strive to create tailored experiences, catering the each visitor's desires and abilities. ... more less