Float across the Arctic Circle on this expedition raft trip on the Burnside River in northern Canada. The Burnside River is a classic tundra river flowing into the Arctic Ocean. Isolated and rugged, the Burnside River offers challenging whitewater, dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife. See caribou, muskox, grizzly and wolves as well as hawks, eagles and gyrfalcons. Hike through rolling tundra, cross the Arctic Circle and experience an isolated wilderness gem. A true arctic experience!
The landscape around Burnside River is panoramic, punctuated by narrow canyons, waterfalls and sandy beaches. Be among the few to visit this incredible tundra river. This company provides the best ratio of guide to guests in the north (the single most important factor influencing the quality of your trip) and sets the highest standards for guides knowledge and natural interpretation.
The Burnside River is frequently referred to as the "wildlife river" because you're practically guaranteed top wildlife viewing and a classic Arctic adventure. Our Burnside River rafting trips in Nunavut, Canada are timed to coincide with the historic Bathurst Caribou migration. Photograph caribou, muskox, grizzly and wolves, as well as Rough-legged Hawks, Golden Eagles and Gyrfalcons. Hike through rolling tundra and cross the Arctic Circle. Be among the few to visit the Burnside, an incredible tundra river and remote wilderness gem.
You will travel over 12 river days from the outlet of Kathawachaga Lake to the portage at Burnside Canyon near Bathurst Inlet, a journey of approximately 205 kilometres (130 miles) with an elevation drop of 385 metres (1275 feet).