View one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles on the planet on this spring caribou migration and wildlife safari from an Arctic 5 star lodge.
For a few short weeks every year, the Arctic tundra comes alive. The arrival of springtime on the arctic barrenlands tundra is one of the best times of the year to witness Arctic wildlife. The snow melt and strong sun brings migratory wildlife north. The spring winds, blowing from the south bring snow geese in the thousands. The final Qamanirjuaq caribou herds are migrating north. Grizzly bears, wolves, foxes and wolverines are also within the surroundings at the lodge. As you travel around the lake by snowmobile with your guides you will search for a variety of wildlife.
In early May, the Qamanirjuaq caribou herd begins to gather together and the call to reach their calving grounds 300 miles to the north drives them northward. The Qamanirjuaq caribou number in the hundreds of thousands and are one of the healthiest herds in Canada. Big lakes such as Ennadai are natural corridors for the migration. Large numbers of caribou walk up the lake past the lodge.
During the spring migration the caribou migrate north, past the lodge, to their calving grounds above tree-line. This spring migration sees huge herds of caribou going north, using the lake ice to speed up their journey. This grand migration is described as a life-altering experience by the caribou biologists and people who have witnessed this migration. Your guides regularly see wolverine and you will look for the arctic wolves that follow the caribou.
The spring melt opens the local creeks and rivers; sounding the arrival of over twenty five species of ducks, tundra swans, bald eagles and more. This authentically Canadian safari is the best chance to witness one of the last few truly untamed ladscapes on earth - The great Canadian Barrenlands.