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 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
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.
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
After breakfast, transfer to the Pangnirtung airport for your flight to Ottawa and onward to home.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.