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Polar Bears & Whales of Cumberland Sound

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See polar bears, walrus, beluga and bowhead whales amongst spectacular, pristine landscapes under the Midnight Sun on this 7-day adventure to Cumberland Sound. Tour by boat, the spectacular fiords of Cumberland Sound and visit Kekerten Territorial Park. Try kayaking for chances to encounter large pods of beluga whales, and explore Kingniat Fiord in search of Bowhead Whales. Visit Pangnirtung Fiord, the southern entrance to Akshayuk Pass, the gateway to Mt. Asgard and Thor Peak, and enjoy a hike into Auyuittuq National Park. Whether sitting quietly waiting for a passing bowhead whale, or a shore lunch watching walrus, have your camera ready to capture the stunning images all day long.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Ottawa to Pangnirtung, Nunavut
Days 2-5 : Cumberland Sound
Day 6 : Pangnirtung
Day 7 : Pangnirtung | Home


  • Observe polar bears in their natural habitat prowling for seals
  • Watch bowhead whales as they migrate north in Kingniat Fiord
  • Hike Auyuittuq National Park and visit Pangnirtung Fiord
  • Delve into Inuit culture in Pangnirtung, a community renowned for tradition
  • Encounter massive walrus under the Midnight Sun

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Trip Type

  • Small Group

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Day 1 Ottawa to Pangnirtung, Nunavut

This safari begins in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Depart Ottawa for Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, and connect to your flight to Pangnirtung. Step off the plane and take in awe-inspiring mountain ranges and rolling tundra. Participate in an orientation from Parks Canada before transferring to camp.

Day 2-5 Cumberland Sound

  • Hotel
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Spend these days observing and capturing stunning photographs of Arctic wildlife including bowhead whales, beluga, seals, polar bears, and walrus. Enjoy daily boat rides and take in the awe-inspiring scenery of Auyuittuq National Park, Kekerten Territorial Park, and other stunning destinations in the area.
Explore Kingniat Fiord in search of bowhead whales. Visit Pangnirtung Fiord, the southern entrance to Akshayuk Pass and gateway to Mt. Asgard and Thor Peak. Excursion destinations and activities will vary depending on conditions.

Day 6 Pangnirtung

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Transfer to Pangnirtung and settle into the hotel. This artistic community is famous for the quality of its woven tapestries and lithographic prints. Take in local Inuit culture on a community tour on your final night.

Day 7 Pangnirtung | Home

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, transfer to the Pangnirtung airport for your flight to Ottawa and onward to home.

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* This tour operates domestically within Canada and is subject to a compulsory 5% goods and services tax (GST).

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  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Hotel
    • 6 Nights Camping
  • International Departure Transfers are included.
  • Meals not Included
  • Accommodations
  • Services of Arctic Kingdom Expedition Leaders and Inuit guides


  • Gear Rental
  • International Flights
  • Round-trip flight to Pangnirtung from Ottawa
  • Accommodation in Ottawa
  • Tips, gratuities, personal expenses
  • Travel, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in Pangnirtung, Iqaluit or Ottawa
  • Polar Clothing Rental Package
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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