Tour Guide: Canada’s North
Frontiers North Adventures offers guided tours to the most remote destinations in Canada.
At the Elu Inlet Lodge, located just south of Victoria Island in Nunavut, Canada, a knowledgable guide takes guests in a five-passenger skiff to explore islands in the Elu Inlet, and on nature hikes to see archaeological sites of ancient tent rings, kayak stands, and fire pits. Guests will also have a chance to learn about the cultural arts from local Inuit artists.
What we like about the tour is that the Elu Inlet Lodge is owned and operated by Inuit, which means your money is going to help locals. (Frontiers North Adventures was nominated for Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award in 2006 for its efforts to encourage appreciation of Canada’s cultural, natural, and aesthetic heritage.) The tour price includes two nights at Cambridge Bay, five nights at Elu Inlet Lodge, most meals, and round-trip airfare.
Frontiers North has many other tours around the far reaches of Canada, including tours to the Hudson Strait, Igloolik (to see walruses), and Cape Churchill (to see polar bears). “We’ve got the best access in the world to wild polar bears,” John Gunter, Frontiers North general manager, told IT. Because of that, they’re able to provide one of their Tundra Buggies, as well as lodging and a wireless transmission to the cameraman for National Geographic.com’s live Polar Bear Cam — check it out!
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