Autumn Caribou & Northern Lights Photo Safari Overview
Immerse yourself in the land of the Qamanirjuaq caribou while admiring the blazing autumn colours of the tundra and shimmering northern lights of an evening sky.
Explore the great land of the Qamanirjuaq caribou and witness one of the largest herds in North America from a remote lodge on Ennadai Lake on our Autumn Caribou and Northern Lights Photo Safari. With a herd of over 350,000, the Qamanirjuaq caribou can be seen roaming the tundra of western Hudson Bay. In late August to early September, the caribou are spread out over the barren-lands of south-western Nunavut against a striking backdrop. Autumn colours paint the tundra with crimson reds, golden yellows, and shimmering oranges, and caribou with full racks can be spotted within mere meters from where we stand.
- Witness the majesty of the Qamanirjuaq caribou from young calves to large males with full racks.
- Admire the vibrant colours of autumn that paint the tundra in reds and golds.
- Be dazzled by the shimmering northern lights that dance across the night sky.
- Enjoy boat rides along lakes and rivers against stunning backdrops of the barren-lands.
- Experience the serenity and silence of the tundra.
Flying in from Yellowknife aboard a private plane, we’ll land at our remote lodge, which sits on a high ridge on a peninsula, overlooking a dazzling lake. This 84km long lake has natural choke points where the caribou can bee seen crossing. We’ll be able to spot mothers with young calves along with males with their full-grown, velvety racks.
Using a fleet of aluminum boats, we’ll enjoy day trips from the lodge along the lake to look for opportunities to photograph the Qamanirjuaq caribou swimming in the water as they cross the lake and at other times, we will beach the boats and take short hikes out onto the tundra. Other wildlife we may see in the area includes muskox, grizzly bears, and tundra wolves.
In the evening, experience the awe-inspiring scenes of the northern lights that dance across the night sky. Listen to the silence of the tundra broken by the hooves of caribou and delight in every moment of this unforgettable caribou safari.