I’m not sure why, but I’ve always wanted to experience an Arctic summer. I’ve had this preconceived notion that the Canadian summer becomes more beautiful the farther north you go, the tradeoff being you have a smaller window to enjoy it. Summer comes late to the Arctic and fall is never far off, but you get your licks in while you can, enjoying 24 hours of daylight while fishing and exploring each day for as many hours as you can last. In addition, catching and cooking an Arctic char has been at the top of my dad’s bucket list. With climate change becoming more severe, and Covid limiting Canadian operations to domestic clients only, it was hard to argue that there would ever be a better time for my father and I to visit the high Arctic. So I pulled the trigger and signed up for the trip of a lifetime. My father, step-sister, girlfriend and I, were joined by the talented videographer Jay Siemens for eight days of fishing and exploring in one of the most remote, wild and spectacular places on earth. Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge is located in Nunavut, Canada, 800 miles kilometers north of the Arctic Circle at the northern tip of Somerset Island and Cunningham Inlet.