Camp Infrastructure

A heated Weather Haven tent is available for general camp activities, along with individual sleeping tents.  A new (2015) laboratory tent provides clean space for water and sample processing, along with freezers for sample storage.  Solar power is available for general uses with a generator backup.

To minimize the impact on the landscape, most travel is on foot.  During the late winter, snow machines are used to move heavy equipment.  All-terrain vehicles are used sparingly to move between the lakes.

Small inflatable (Zodiac) boats are used on the lakes to gain access to the ice pan or on open water.  Ice cover is usually safe to operate from until mid-July.

The observatory is serviced by charter Twin Otter and helicopter aircraft from Resolute, Nunavut with the Polar Continental Shelf Program (Natural Resources Canada).  The lakes are suitable for ski landings until early June and a summer airstrip is located at camp on the north end of the West Lake.  Flying time to Resolute is approximately 1.75 hours for a Twin Otter and approximately 3.5 hours with a helicopter.