Autumn Caribou Migration & Northern Lights Safari

Nelly Degraeve
A herd of Caribou
Arctic Kingdom
Colorful flora of the Arctic
Michelle Valberg
Stunning Northern Lights
Arviat Community Ecotourism
Encounter Arctic wildlife
David Vetra
Witness amazing widllife sights on your Arctic tour


  • Aug 29, 2014
  • Sep 05, 2014
  • Sep 12, 2014

Private Independent Travel

A lodge based photography safari for Caribou, combined with blazing autumn colors of the tundra and shimmering northern lights. This is an experience you will never forget. From local guides who know the traditional routes of the caribou, shimmering northern lights in the evening, to the silence of the tundra broken by the hooves of caribou, this late summer/early autumn Arctic photography safari will surprise and delight at every step. This uniquely Canadian safari is suitable for adventurous families as well as the professional photographer.

Charter Flight to Ennedai Lake lodge

Meet at the Yellowknife airport and depart on the private plane for the two hour flight to Ennedai Lake lodge in Nunavut. En route to camp you should get some excellent aerial views of the tundra and caribou. Arrival should be around 11am at the lodge. After a welcome lunch and getting settled into your suite, spend the day at the lodge, and explore the tundra with your guides. Do a short afternoon trip with the aluminum boats in search of caribou but with any luck you should have caribou right at your doorstep!

Ennedai Lake Lodge Explorations

Day trips by aluminum boat onto the tundra in search of the caribou. Caribou can be as either solo or in small groups of up to 20 crossing rivers, lakes and large tracts of open tundra. The aluminum boats will be used to travel up the Ennedai Lake that stretches out from the lodge to search for the caribou crossings that day. There should be opportunities to witness mother caribou with calves, large male caribou with giant racks that are full of velvet and at their peak condition and maximum growth size. Guided by local guides watch as they track, and follow the caribou for the best photography opportunities. Short hikes will be conducted on the colorful tundra, climbing small eskers to scope for approaching caribou. Often times the caribou are not startled by your presence and will approach on their own out of curiosity.During your time here, you should also have a chance of seeing muskox, barrenland grizzly and tundra wolf. With any luck, you will also see black bears and possibly wolverines.The prime northern lights band is at 60 degrees latitude. The lodge, situated on the beach of a fresh water lake, sits directly beneath this main band of northern lights occurrences. You should have the opportunity to see northern lights at night which when the night is still, are reflected in the lake making for incredible photographic opportunities.

Return Yellowknife

Have the morning for one last caribou photography opportunity. The plane will arrive in the evening and you will transfer back to Yellowknife.

Tour Cost
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  • 7 Nights Accommodations
    • 7 Nights Lodge


  • International Flights

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  • $500 Gear Rental