Welcome to Nunavik, land of the Big Three Arctic mammals: the polar bear, the musk-ox and the Quebec-Labrador caribou!
After flying from Montreal to Quaqtaq via Kuujjuaq, you find yourself in a remote and isolated land, far from the reach of Man, the perfect place for observing polar wildlife.
Meet your Inuit guides, who will accompany you throughout your thrilling adventure. Tour of the Inuit village and overnight at the Quaqtaq Coop Hotel.
Set out at high tide in a canoe for a day-long excursion to Diana Island. Be on the lookout for photo opportunities of beluga whales, musk-ox and Eider ducks. Get ready to experience an an exceptional adventure in the company of these wild, majestic animals.
See how the Inuit delicately remove the Eider down from the nests that they will use to make their warm parkas. Hike across Diana Island and discover herds of resident musk-oxen and beautiful Arctic flowers.
Return to the village later in the day. Overnight at the Quaqtaq Coop Hotel.
Take an early-morning walk in the village and meet the friendly people of this small Inuit community of only 300 before boarding your flight to the village of Kangirsuk.
You are met by local guides who navigate with you by canoe on the beautiful fjord of Payne River towards Kangirsuk Camp. It is very common to see caribou roaming around on the shores or crossing the river in July.
Return to the village en the end of the day. Overnight at the Kangirsuk Coop Hotel.
As the high tide starts coming in you leave by canoe with your guides and travel the Payne River in search of other caribou migration routes where you will have many opportunities to take pictures.
You go back to the village of Kangirsuk at the end of the day,
where throat singers perform for you in the evening.
Overnight at the Kangirsuk Coop Hotel.
After breakfast, your guides will take you for a hike on the spongy tundra which is a unique experience in itself!
Explore, lift your head, see the birds and breathe in the fresh Arctic air. Musk-oxen are slowly taking ground in this area and once again you may have the chance to see these almost prehistoric animals as well as foxes, arctic hares, wolves and black bears.
Return to Kangirsuk later in the day to board your flight to Tasiujaq. Overnight at the Tasiujaq Hotel.
At high tide, set out with your guides in a large canoe for a one-day excursion.
Navigate amongst the many islands dotting the bay, where polar bears are often seen. This is your chance to take pictures of these wild majestic animals and the spectacular scenery of the Leaf Basin where tides often exceed 15m.
Return to the village at the end of the day. Overnight at the Tasiujaq Hotel.
It is already your last day in Nunavik.
You fly back to Kuujjuaq, where you will have the time to tour the village and buy some souvenirs of the Great North before boarding your southbound flight to Montréal.
You leave the land of the polar bear, caribou and Arctic wildlife with memories that will last a lifetime!!!
The price applies and departure is guaranteed for a minimum of 6 participants.
NB: Possibility of joining up with other participants.
The price is per person and includes:
- Air transport from Montreal
- 6 nights' hotel accommodation, double occupancy*
- Full board
- The services of an Inuit guide
- Travel by motorized canoe
* Extra charges apply for single occupancy.
Duration: 7 days (6 nights)
Departure dates: July 12, 15 and 17, 2018
Good to know:
DEPARTURE GUARANTEED with a minimum of 6 participants
* Possibility of joining up with other participants
* Space is limited: book early!
* 12 years and over
* Daytime temperatures can reach 21°C and drop to 5°C overnight. Cabins are heated and equipped with a generator.
* The program will be followed regardless of the temperature or the weather. The order of certain activities may change.
* The guides speak Inuktituk, with English as their second language.
* We suggest a tip of $75 par person for the guide and the cook, for the whole stay.
* Hotels offer Internet access ($).
* Your package includes non-alcoholic beverages (juice, tea, coffee).
* The sale of alcohol is prohibited in Nunavik. If you want to consume alcohol during your trip to the Far North, you will need to bring your own (well wrapped!) in your luggage.
* The round-trip flight between Montreal and Kuujjuaq provided by First Air jet.
* Departure from Montreal around 8:00 a.m. (plan to be at the airport 3 hours prior to departure time).
* Arrival in Montreal in the early evening.
* Other flights provided by Air Inuit: round-trip flight between Kuujjuaq and Quaqtaq and other one-way flights during the trip.
LUGGAGE / WHAT TO BRING
* Luggage allowance for the flight: one piece of hand luggage + one checked bag per person.
* Your checked luggage must weigh no more than 20 kg. We recommend a strong, waterproof canvas travel bag rather than a traditional hard suitcase.
* In your hand luggage: valid passport + other piece of photo ID, cash, credit card, personal medications, book, tissues.
* In your checked luggage:
- Water resistant, wind resistant warm jacket and pants
- Waterproof hiking boots
- Indoor shoes
- Warm clothing (sweaters, turtlenecks, wool socks, thermal underwear, gloves)
- Light clothing (light socks, shirts or T-shirts, hat or cap, pants)
- Warm pyjamas
- Small flashlight
- Telephoto lens for camera
- Extra batteries
- Video camera
- Power adaptor
- Small backpack