Sunny Lake Forestry Base Camp

Kitchen and Dining area, generator and propane stove/fridge, sleeping facilities. Main building has been recently renovated including winterized sleeping area, bedrooms and wood stove. Tent frames.

Sunny 2

Sunny Lake Forestry Base Camp

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Martin Callaghan (867) 678-6691

Download Sunny Lake Forestry Base Camp profile as a PDF document

Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Regular Member



Sunny Lake

Nearest Community

Territory/ Province
Northwest Territories

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Gwich’in Tribal Council

Facility Type
Seasonally Operated Field Camp

Research Hinterland
Continuous Permafrost, Lake, Lichen, Taiga / Boreal forest, Woodland Tundra

Main Research Disciplines
Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Geocryology, Geomorphology, Glaciology, Limnology, Paleoecology, Paleolimnology, Soil Science, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology, Traditional/Aboriginal Knowledge

Generator, Solar

Satellite phone, VHF

Local Transportation
Helicopter or fixed wing in summer, snow machine in winter.

Equipment Storage
Storage is available

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
Winterized sleeping area with wood stove.

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
Dining area Kitchen with propane stove, fridge, sinks.

Laboratory Facilities

Fuel Availability
Fuel cache on site for Jet A

Research Requirements
Licenses through: Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) in Inuvik (867) 678-6691. Contact Aurora Research Institute for permit advice (867) 777-3298

Special Rules and Regulations
Must comply with all GNWT fishing and hunting regulations

Local External Resources
Inuvik (73 km by air)

Nearest Medical Service
Inuvik (73 km by air)

Safety Considerations
Grizzly Bears in area, isolation

Free, but must get permission from ENR in Inuvik.

Other Information
Inuvik is a small town on the east channel of the Mackenzie River Delta, 117 km south of the Beaufort Sea in the North West Territory (NWT) of Canada. Inuvik is located on a small wooded plateau within the northernmost reaches of the treeline east of the Richardson Mountains. It is the main supply base for petrochemical exploration activities in the Beaufort Sea with strong infrastructure facilities in mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, transportation and storage. Wholesale and retail trade, finance, real estate and insurance services support local businesses and tourism. The Inuvik Aurora Research Centre is located next to the Post Office building near the only traffic signal light in town. About 10 km from the airport and a 10 minute walk to the Mackenzie River. Current development includes all-season road to Tuktoyuktuk and the Beaufort Sea as well as a new fibre optic link with south.

Last Updated

Sunny 1

Aerial view