One of the last great caribou migrations, the Qamanirijuaq Caribou is one of the largest remaining herds in North America. Numbering at approximately 250,000 animals, the caribou migrate through the vicinity of Arctic Haven twice annually. Overwintering south of Arctic Haven (in the trees), the caribou migrate past in the spring (north to the open tundra) and return in the fall towards the trees. Click photo to enlarge.
Barren-grounds caribou of the Qamanirijuaq caribou herd migrate past Arctic Haven twice annually; once in the spring and once in the fall.
During the spring season at Arctic Haven, the caribou migrate through in very large numbers as they head north towards the calving grounds
One of the largest inland lakes of the barrengrounds treeline in Nunavut and NWT, Ennadai Lake offers fishing for Arctic grayling, lake trout and northern pike. Due to the geological features of the lake, Ennadai Lake offers well protected fishing (from weather) in small coves, rivers and inlets in comparison to other lakes in the region. Click photo to enlarge.
Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge's surroundings are home to wolverines, grizzly bears, wolves, black bears and more. The waters of Ennadai Lake have over 45 species of birdlife including bald & golden eagles, snowy owl, osprey, gyrfalcon, parasitic, longtailed jaegers, snow geese, brant geese, canada geese, white fronted geese, Arctic ravens, tundra swans, Sandhill cranes, Common, red-throated and arctic loons, pintail ducks, green wing teal ducks, surf scoters ducks, ring neck ducks, common eider, buffle head, hooded merganser, long tail duck, white-winged scoter and more. Click photo to enlarge.
Arctic Haven focuses on keeping our experiences tailored to our guests; we welcome a maximum of 22 guests per week for 15 to 17 staff on hand at the lodge. We cater to all ages and abilites: we've hosted and international clientel ranging in age from six to ninety years of age! Click photo to enlarge.