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Arctic Canada - remarkable wilderness & wildlife expeditions for the camera, paddle, heart & soul. We offer a series of very unique one or two week wilderness tours and wildlife viewing camps to the most remote regions of mainland North America. Our clients join us to see the great summer caribou migration, to view wild wolves and their pups during the den cycle in the true wild; to see musk-oxen herds, autumn colours and fanatastic displays of aurora borealis (northern lights). Fully catered and escorted interpretive guided programs, led by highly qualified naturalists and photographer trip leaders.
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Arctic Canada - Wilderness and Wildlife Expeditions for the Camera, Paddle Heart and Soul

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

We are a second-generation family business that has been guiding and organizing remote expeditions in Northern Canada since 1955 - for 56 years!

2. What is your company's mission?

To open the door for travelers to experience the beauty, wild animals, natural history and immense power of the some of the most remote and otherwise inacessible special wilderness regions of Canada's Far North

3. What does your company specialize in?

Catered wildlife photography basecamps and escorted interpretive expeditions in Canada's remote Arctic & sub-Arctic wilderness regions to see the great caribou migration, wild wolves during the den cycle, musk-oxen herds, polar bear, autumn colours and northern lights

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

'Tundra' Tom Faess is a veteran bush pilot & wilderness guide that has spent his entire life flying and guiding in Canada's far North. His extensive client list has included some of the world's most prestigious photographers and film crews including the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, CBS, PBS and much more.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Our most popular package is the Caribou, Autumn Colors and Aurora' wildlife basecamp - it is the most diversified and wildlife-filled tours that we offer.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

"My trip with Tom have never been equaled, including trips to "The Lost World" in Canaima National Park in Venezuela, the Virungas National Park and mountain gorillas in Zaire, several east Africa trips and a North Hudson Bay bear trip in Canada. Tom does his best, and that’s quite a bit - to make sure his clients are safe, happy, entertained, see fabulous scenery and wildlife, learn the heritage of the people and the area and insure that his guests go away feeling they received tremendous value for their investment". David Welling

Reviews and Comments
No. Rating By / Subject

 1  Wendy Broekx / Caribou, Autumn Colours & Aurora
The autumn Caribou trip was my second to Canada but my first to the "Barrenlands" and it certainly won’t be my last! Having never seen landscape like this was certainly an experience I will not forget. The wildlife was amazing and I felt lucky to see such variety. I was greeted with a much needed steaming hot cup of tea to warm my "freezing" cold body when I arrived at the camp and within minutes my blood was pumping and I was ready to photograph! After exploring the area and feeling ... view more renewed from all the fresh tundra air I was blessed with the most beautiful sunset.

I was so excited and couldn’t wait to see what else the amazing Barren Lands had to offer. The next day Steve took me hiking. After learning a great deal about the amazing plants and the animals I encountered my first Caribou. I was so excited I could hardly breathe. He showed me how to "Dance with the Caribou" so I could get a bit closer to get a few photographs. Wow! It was awesome! Even the nights had something to offer – my first ever sightings of the Aurora Borealis –something we don’t see down under in Australia. Every day offered something new – Snow Geese, Rock Ptarmigan, herds of Caribou, Canada Geese, Sandhill Cranes, SicSic, Arctic Hare, amazing lichen and moss, even yummy berries. Well, everything except Musk Oxen: They seemed to have disappeared. But on the very last morning I was woken to be told that they were slowly moving in towards our camp. I have never jumped out of bed so quickly. I couldn’t believe my luck. We photographed them from our campsite until they realized they would have to go through the campsite to continue on, so they turned around and headed off in the other direction. By the end of the trip, I felt like an expert at dancing with the Caribou and even mingling with the Musk Oxen.