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Elu Inlet Lodge


Owned and operated by the local Inuit, Elu Inlet Lodge is located on the beautiful shores of Elu Inlet, next to Mount Elu and the mouth of the Itibiak River. This region, rich in Inuit culture and history, is home to unique wildlife such as caribou, prehistoric-looking musk oxen and barren ground grizzly bears. The sense of awe and discovery of this unexplored and untouched wilderness is what makes this experience a nature enthusiast’s dream.

Primary activities include a cultural arts program where guests can meet with local artists as they share their interesting lives and explain the meaning of their unique native art forms; an Elu boat expedition circumnavigating islands in Elu Inlet in search of falcon and gull nesting grounds and musk oxen and other wildlife; interpretive guided hikes to explore magnificent vistas, breathtaking geological outcroppings and ancient Thule and Dorset archeological sites. Led by a seasoned nature photographer, this tour offers wonderful photography opportunities.

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Day 1
Guests will arrive into Cambridge Bay, Nunavut by their own arrangements and will spend their first night at the Arctic Island Lodge.
Day 2
After breakfast guests will be treated to a cultural program in Cambridge Bay. In the afternoon we will transfer to the floatplane base for a charter flight to Elu Lodge. Upon arrival at Elu Lodge, guests will be treated to tea & bannock. We will enjoy an evening hike after a delicious home-cooked dinner to explore the area surrounding the lodge. 
Day 3-6
The next three days guests will enjoy a wide variety of cultural activities that showcase the rich Inuit culture and history of the area. By boat, guests will explore islands in the area with plenty of opportunities to photograph nesting rough-legged hawks and gull rookery often visited by determined peregrine falcons. By foot, guests will explore the area surrounding Elu Lodge, in search of wildlife such as caribou, musk oxen and barren ground grizzly bears. These days will offer plenty of opportunity for landscape and wildlife photography. Each evening guests will enjoy delicious home-cooked meals of regional cuisine, include arctic char, caribou soup and fresh daily-baked breads and desserts. Our evenings will be spent at the rustic Elu Lodge. 
Day 7
Guests will have time to explore in the morning before an afternoon departure from Elu by charter back to Cambridge Bay. Guests will spend their last evening at the Arctic Island Lodge. 
Day 8
Guests may depart Cambridge Bay at their leisure.
  • Authentic cultural experience provided by Inuit hosts
  • World-class hiking
  • Boating, fishing, bird watching and wildlife viewing
  • Archeological observation
  • One of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime

What to Pack

  • Waterproof, breathable rain jacket and pants and hiking boots
  • Thin gloves & hat 
  • Water bottle & sunglasses
  • Insect repellent or bug jacket
  • Slippers or sandals for at the Lodge
  • Binoculars for wildlife viewing
  • A duffle bag or soft-sided luggage is better than a hard-sided suitcase as it is easier to fit on the float plane
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