Canadian Wild Life Adventures – NORTHERN SAFARI
Enjoy nature’s finest show and its
most majestic animals in their natural
surroundings – providing you with
Our newest addition to Canadian Wildlife Adventures is our Northern Safari. There are few events as breathtaking as the vision of wildlife in their natural habitat, and you’ve got this in spades here. The barrenlands of Canada’s Northwest Territories are home to some of the most magnificent animals in the world – and you can capture them forever with your camera.
There’s Caribou, Arctic gray Wolves, Bear, Muskox, Wolverine, Arctic
Hare and so many more. The skies don’t disappoint either- with Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons and more.
What you can expect
It’s like being dropped into an alternate reality. Your last moment of mention was life in the city – pavement and vehicles and people absolutely everywhere you look. And the sounds of cars and buses, people talking…it’s actually a deafening roar. Nature has its own soundtrack – one without doors and windows and huge buildings that touch the sky. Here, life is lived on the ground. On your daily travels, you will boat or hike to different destinations with your guide. They will do everything possible to give you the best viewpoints to see the inhabitants of these barren lands. Bear, caribou, wolves, muskox are leaders of the pack, which head the animal life. Look closer and catch sight of wolverine, arctic ground squirrels (lovingly called sik-siks by those who live in the north), lemmings, arctic hares
and voles. With an eye to the sky, watch for peregrine falcons and majestic bald eagles.
With all that fresh air, along with dreams coming true, you’ll be wanting a great place to relax and reload for another day. This is where you will appreciate your accommodations. With us, it’s about comfort, and our guests often comment about the quality of the accommodations for such a remote location. We’re quite sure that you’ll appreciate the charm of your cabin. It offers comfortable bunks for a good night’s sleep, table and chairs for recounting the adventures of the day or playing games, and in-cabin controlled heating for your personal comfort. Satellite Wi-Fi is available in your cabin and in the main Lodge, along with hot showers and complimentary laundry.
THE DAILY HAPPENINGS
Breakfast will be served at 8am with you leaving by 9am. The mid-day meal will be either bagged or shore lunches, and you’ll be returning at 6:00pm. This leaves you an hour to wash up and prepare for another incredible meal. On your final day, you pack up your gear and bring it to the Lodge before breakfast.
Supper will be served at 7:00pm. Then you can relax, fish from the shore, sit and socialize in the lodge, read a book from our library or enjoy playing a game. Until mid-August, you’ll see the
world-famous “days without end” as you experience 24 hours of daylight. And, come mid-August, you can expect to see Aurora Borealis take over the night skies with their dramatic dancing lights.
More than 30,000 years ago, around the last ice age, the muskox walked with the woolly mammoth.
Seeing animals in their natural habitat makes
this adventure so amazing.
Every day of your journey will be filled with scenery
so spectacular that it’s hard to believe it is real.
what to wear on your northern safari
We’ve taken the time to detail what you should bring, so you don’t have to worry about it. Here is a complete list of clothing and personal items and
suggested fishing equipment:
•Waterproof boots and another set of footwear
•Pants, shirts and sweaters suitable for layering
•Pyjamas if you like
•Jacket that blocks wind and water
•Hat/neck gaiters/lightweight gloves
•Polarized sunglasses with strap/prescription glasses if you wear them.
•Sun screen/lip balm
•Headlamp with spare batteries (early season trips likely won’t need this, late season will)
•Personal care items including (razor and blades) and medications
(shampoo, conditioner and insect repellant are supplied by us)
•Your fishing rod, reel and flies for fly fishing
We have rods, reels, and tackle at the lodge for gear fisherman. Our tackle program is free – you just pay for what you lose or break. There is a washer and dryer at the lodge – so we can help you with laundry if you need it.
Because the float plane flights are managed by weight, it is critical you keep your belongings under 50 pounds. Items may be left behind if they are
over the weight limit.
• journal and pen or pencil
• camera and waterproof case
• fishing rod and small tackle box
Test your strength, your commitment and your focus by taking this “one-of-a-kind” adventure. It’s no Sunday stroll in the park – this is the real deal.
Canadian Wildlife Adventures has curated an adventure that you’ll always be thrilled about – and Mother Nature is supplying the best part – all of the animals, birds and surroundings that change in the blink of an eye.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there internet / Wifi Available?
While we pride ourselves on being super remote and in tune with nature we do have satellite internet available at our main lodge at Aylmer Lake.
What do I need to bring?
It depends on your chosen adventure. We have provided lists for potential items that our other adventurers have been grateful to bring to make their trip that much more enjoyable. Please reference your chosen adventure page for more details.
How do we get to the lodge?
Aylmer Lake Lodge is only accessible by private float plane. There are no roads - just remote wild Tundra terrain and vast lakes and waterways surrounding the area.