Nature / Photo Tours
finest birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and nature tours....
is a veritable birdwatchers' paradise. Phlaropes, peregrine falcons,
gyrfalcons, snowy owls, ivory gulls, sandhill cranes, Arctic loons,
jaegers, golden eagles, and terns are only a few of the species that
make Nunavut their summer home. Mid-May to August is an excellent birding
period, when migrant species return to nest on the Nunavut spring landscape.
General wildlife tours offer wonderful birding experiences. Down the
Thelon River, the Thelon Wildlife Sancturary is a wilderness trek where
tree-nesting gyrfalcons, short-eared owls, snowy owls, rough legged
hawks, golden eagles and many other species make their summer home there.
day tripping to expeditions and small-group active holidays
you can discover Nunavut like you've never seen it before..
You can learn more about Nunavut bird watching and wildlife
viewing outfitters by clicking on the outfitter "name
links" below for details and rates info.
The location of each outfitter is shown for your convenience.
Inlet - Nunavut
visit to Bathurst Inlet Lodge offers extraordinary experiences
in a wild and ruggedly beautiful land, yet provides a level
of personal comfort rarely found in such remote areas.
You'll be lodged in a historic Hudson's Bay Trading Post and
Oblate mission which have been transformed into a haven for
naturalists. Each room is carefully outfitted for comfort,
decorated with photos or northern art. - American Plan Dining
summer we travel on the Inlet in a stable and comfortable
40 ft. pontoon boat, which permits wildlife observation and
on-the-spot lectures. We dock and hike on the land, exploring,
birdwatching, or watching for wildlife. We visit islands of
ancient algal limestone, crowded with arctic poppies, cinquefoils
and saxifrages, where glaucous, herring, and Thayer's gulls
nest in safety from hunting foxes. Peregrine falcons and rough-legged
hawks nest on glacier-carved cliffs, and golden eagles soar
in lazy spirals against the dark summits. The pace is casual;
provisions are made for guests to hike as much (or as little)
as they like.
Haven - Nunavut
The Arctic: A visit to Arctic Canada is a once-in-a-lifetime
experience. Travel on the treeless tundra by ATV, look for
ringed seals or fish for arctic char in the Arctic Ocean.
Photograph muskox, arctic fox, arctic tern, plover, snow geese,
a variety of shorebirds and dozens of other arctic wildlife
species in their native habitat. From May-August experience
the 24-hr sun and endless day.
Camping/Birding Tour. (June 1 - Sept 30) - Camping
/ bird watching This package would involve travel outside
the community and camping at Koka River to experience the
arctic tundra, the summer solstice, life in a traditional
style and taking photos of available wildlife and shorebirds.
community of Gjoa Haven, is located 800 km above the treeline.
It is fly-in only via Edmonton and Yellowknife.
Nunavut's natural beauty and abundance are region wide.