Dave Weir - Professional Arctic Guide

Experience - Judgement - Integrity

My name is Dave Weir and I own and operate Ice Blink Expeditions.

I have been guiding wilderness trips since 1987 and my true passion is the Canadian Arctic.

I love leading groups and exploring some of the remotest, wildest and most humbling corners of this huge, raw land.

Ice Blink Expeditions is built on a simple premise: I run only a few small trips each year and I am deeply involved in all aspects of planning, organizing and safety.

I think of Ice Blink as an 'artisanal' guiding company. I have worked to master my craft and have the experience to guide unique and deeply satisfying expeditions.

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Upcoming Arctic Trips


Ukkusiksalik National Park is located just west of the community of Repulse Bay and south of the Arctic Circle.

Thomsen River

The Thomsen River on northern Banks Island has been described as the most northerly multi-species river in North America.


Part of Bathurst Island, located north and west of Resolute, has become Canada’s newest Arctic National Park.

Mealy Mountains

The Mealy Mountains are slated to become an alpine hiking magnet in Canada’s National Park system.

Alexandra Fiord

At 79 degrees north latitude, Alexandra Fiord is the quintessential high arctic sea kayaking trip and is dizzyingly remote.

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What My Clients Say

"Dave was a superb guide throughout two unforgettable weeks. When the city gets to me my memories of Ellesmere help me regain balance."
- Peter Malik

“You have to go on a trip with Dave Weir! He offers deep knowledge of wilderness travel, and is so confidently competent you will feel safe and secure.”
- Alison George

"Dave is awesome. There are very few guides in the world that are in his class."
- Michelle Danielson

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