High Arctic Lodge
High Arctic Lodge
High Arctic Lodge

High Arctic Lodge
Nunavut, Canada

"For over 30 years High Arctic Lodge has been one of the pioneers in the practice of catch & release. Our guides are trained and instructed to release if at all possible all fish caught. Lake Trout on Victoria Island usually spawn in early August and the Arctic Char spawn in late September early October once the ice has formed on the lakes.

Our pilots are very good at following the Arctic Char as they move from area to area as the season progresses and will make sure you are always in the best possible spot."

High Arctic Lodge.


Victoria island is located in the western Arctic some 300 miles high above the Arctic Circle in Nunavut, Canada. Some of the rivers and streams are the best you can possibly get for fly fishing and hold many of the current line class records. Both fresh sea run char nicknamed "Silver Bullets" and brillant red char are hooked by fly fisherman averaging 10 lbs with fish over 20 and even 25 pounders landed each week. Daily fly-outs take anglers to the best waters based upon the migration patterns during the peak summer months. Average temperature can be in the high 20's Celsius during the day dipping below zero at night. The land of the midnight sun allows plenty of daylight hours to fish.

Trip Dates:
2019 DATES
July 11 - 18 (3 spaces left)
July 18 - 25 (2 spaces left)
July 25 - Aug 01 (full)
August 01 - 8 (full)
August 8 - 15 (full)
August 15 - 22 (4 spaces left)        
2020 DATES
July 09 - 16
July 16 - 23
July 23 - 30
July 30 - Aug 6
August 6 - 13
August 13 - 20

TRIP INCLUDES: Round-trip flight between Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and High Arctic Lodge, Accommodations, Meals and Guided fishing excursions by floatplane with a pilot-guide who speaks English. Guaranteed departure minimum 2 rods maximum 6 rods per trip.

LODGING: Accommodations at High Arctic Lodge are in cosy private heated cabins.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Full board including dinner on the first day up to breakfast on the last day. The lodge has a supply of wine, alcohol or beer for sale



• Bring along a few fly rods from 8-10 weights both in single handed versions and 13’- 15’spey rods.

• A quality reel with a smooth drag system is a must as is several hundred yards of 30 lb backing.

• Floating lines are the norm Arctic Char but when fishing for Lake Trout sink tips of varying densities can be used.

• Leaders and tippets range from 3' to 12' with a breaking strength of 10 lbs to 20 lbs.

• Good quality waders with boat friendly soles (no studs allowed).

• A rain coat, multiple layers for cold and windy days add to the anglers comfort and make for enjoyable long days on the water and protection against the elements.

• Mosquito repellent may be necessary early in our season. We also have it available at the lodge.

• An inflatable fly vest or suspenders are a good substitute to a bulky life jacket and should be worn at all times on the water.

• Personal gear is up to you but you'll need a good pair of hiking boots.

Breakaway Classic Adventures
P.O. Box 442, Ellicottville, NY 14731
(716) 698-0845


• 2019 -8 Day High Arctic Trip -
$6195.00 USD (plus 5% tax)

• 2020 -8 Day High Arctic Trip -
$6295.00 USD (plus 5% tax)

• Not included - provincial fishing license, taxes, alcohol and tips.

• Rates are subject to change without notice.


The following applies to all trips booked and organized by Breakaway Classic Adventures:

50% deposit per rod of the total package cost for each trip is due at time of booking to secure the trip reservation.

Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure and start of trip.


Trip packages are non-refundable, it is highly recommended that you purchase trip insurance in the event that you have to cancel, for any reason.