Explore Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut:

Ideal Time To Visit

June and July. During the summer months, travellers to Bathurst Inlet can experience the midnight sun and enjoy hiking, boating, birding and viewing a variety of wildlife.

Bucketlist Experiences

  • Midnight sun
  • Rare bird sightings

Wildlife

  • Muskoxen
  • Caribou
  • Grizzly bears
  • Rare Arctic birds including Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Shorebirds and Phalaropes, Herring, Glaucous, and Thayer’s gulls, Ptarmigans, and more.

  • Population:

    0-25

  • Laitude:

    66° 50.3

  • Longitude:

    108° 2.0

  • Elevation:

    0m

  • Climate:

    In the summer months, temperatures in Bathurst Inlet can range from 5°C to 20°C. In the winter, temperatures can drop to -20° C to -40°C.


Trips:

Bathurst Inlet Lodge

North of the Arctic Circle, Bathurst Inlet Lodge is a bird lover and wildlife enthusiast’s haven. Land and water-based activities…

Private Journeys

Ultimate adventures for ultimate memories: exclusive trips tailered to your dreams


More About:

Bathurst Inlet is a small, Inuit community located in Nunavut, north of the Arctic Circle in Canada’s Central Arctic. In Inuktitut, Bathurst Inlet is also known as Kingaun or Qingaut, meaning nose mountain, which refers to a hill close to the community.

Accessible by charter aircraft from Yellowknife, NWT, Bathurst Inlet is a remote oasis. In the brief northern summers, the stunning landscapes, rolling hills and valleys of the inlet are covered in colourful wildflowers. A birder and wildlife enthusiasts’ haven, Bathurst Inlet offers incredible opportunities for spotting grizzly bears, caribou, muskoxen and rare Arctic birds – including migratory birds in breeding plumage!