This exhilarating narwhal and polar bear tour will take you to the northern reaches of Nunavut, where the sea ice is melting and marine mammals along with other Arctic wildlife can be found travelling north along the floe edge where food is concentrated.

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Observe the tusked whale, from pods of one to hundreds, while they rest and feed from the floe edge

Snorkel and kayak amongst the sea ice, with the possible presence of whales

Enjoy tea made of melt-water from hundreds of years old icebergs

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Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari

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Day 1

Ottawa - Pond Inlet

Depart Ottawa for Pond Inlet. This evening the expedition leader and Inuit guide will give a briefing and perform a gear check. Later, enjoy an authentic cultural presentation of Inuit throat singing, drum dancing and storytelling.

Day 2

Pond Inlet - Arctic Safari Camp

Travelling by Inuit-style qamutik, you'll experience the exhilaration of gliding across the ice. Today's journey may include stops at hanging glaciers, abandoned whaling stations or hunting cabins. The destination is our Arctic Safari Camp, a few kilometres from the ice edge.

Day 3

Arctic Safari Camp

The next few days will include trips to the floe edge and excursions to other attractions in the area. Expect to see icebergs and playful seals poking their heads up out of the water. Perhaps the greatest highlight is observing the variety of Arctic wildlife in their natural habitat. On the floe edge you will likely see narwhals, bowhead whales, polar bears, seals and possibly walrus and beluga whales. Bylot Islan's uplands are home to Arctic foxes, collared lemmings, snowy owls and gyrfalcons. We may also visit Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary, where over 200,000 birds nest.

Day 4

Arctic Safari Camp

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Arctic Safari Camp

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Day 6

Arctic Safari Camp

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Day 7

Arctic Safari Camp - Pond Inlet

Depart for the return journey to Pond Inlet. In the evening, explore the village of Pond Inlet.

Day 8

Pond Inlet - Ottawa

Fly back to Ottawa, via Iqaluit where your adventure ends.

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