The wild trails of Kuururjuaq Park are suitable for intermediary and experienced hikers. During this trip, some sections of the ascension of Mount Kauviik will be leaded by our mountaineering guide with ropes, harnesses and anchors, scrambling to the top. You don't need to have mountaineering experience but you need to be confortable with heights.
Meals are provided locally, based on traditional cuisine as much as possible, therefore depending on seasonal catches and other available provisions. The meals listed in the itinerary are those normally provided during this expedition. In accordance with northern realities, meals may be adjusted depending on availabilities.
Weather in Nunavik is changing constantly. Expeditions may be adjusted to take into account current conditions. Openness to new situations (such as plane delays or cancelations, changes in the itinerary), flexibility and the ability to adapt to modified activities and agenda are important prerequisites for travelers in Nunavik Parks and an authentic part of your northern experience.
Departure from Montreal to Kuujjuaq (2h20) where Nunavik Parks staff will help you connect to your flight to Kangiqsualujjuaq (45–50 minutes flight via a Twin Otter-type small aircraft). Kuururjuaq staff will be waiting for you on your arrival at Kangiqsualujjuaq and will take you for a visit the grocery store and to shop with us for the next days. Then, forms and equipment will be checked. Next, you will be going for checkin to your hotel and have some free time in the village. A supper will be organized with community residents.
(c) Heiko Wittenborn / (c) Maxime Brousseau
• Meal: Lunch box (smoked fish and cream cheese bagel, crackers, cookies and fruits) / Supper with community residents.
• Accommodations: Kangiqsualujjuaq Coop Hotel.
You will have the opportunity to discover Kangiqsualujjuaq, one of the most beautiful villages in Nunavik, nestled on the George River Bay, within 15 km of Ungava Bay. During the day, you may go for a hike to the expansive Ungava Bay, go boating to visit a local cabin, checking some nets or even seal hunting. The sceneray is unique and will leave you with an extraordinary sense of freedom. In the evening, an information session will be organized with your guide team and to review expedition details. Supper will be served at the cooperative hotel.
(c) Olivier Paradis
• Meals: Continental-type breakfast at the cooperative hotel (coffee, tea, toasts, cereals, granola, fruits) / lunch on site (soup, crackers, wraps or sandwiches, bannock) / supper at the cooperative hotel (sausages, cheese, casserole, prepared fish or meat, meat pies, pastas).
• Accommodation: Kangiqsualujjuaq Coop Hotel.
Departure from the cooperative hotel to gather all the expedition gear. At noon, you will take a twin otter plane for a 40 min panoramic flight over the Koroc valley and the Torngat Mountains to the head of the Koroc where the trekk can start. You will be able to set camp and start hinking the mountains nearby, enjoying the unique view of the Koroc River.
(c) Patrick Graillon / (c) Catherine Le Gall-Marchand / (c) Camille Le Gall-Payne
• Meals: Continental-type breakfast at the cooperative hotel (coffee, tea, cheese, cereal, toast, granola, fruit) / lunch on site (soup, crackers, wraps or sandwiches, bannock) / supper at the base camp (sausages, cheese, chicken, steak, fish, rice and vegetables).
• Accommodations: base camp.
You will start your trekk with a 15 km hike from the Koroc Valley to
Kauviik (D'iberville) base camp, following small creeks and hiking among mountains that grow higher every mile while you approach the Kauviik sector. Depending on the weather, you will either explore the breathtaking views of the Torngat Mountains, its fjords, valleys, glaciers, falls, and lakes or start the ascension from Kauviik base camp to the the giant Mount Kauviik and its 1646 meters high. Note that some sections of the climb are more exposed and span terrain is very rocky with unstable blocks. As you will climb higher to the summit, the spectacular view will reveal to you the magic of the Torngats extending to the Labrador side. You will follow Mount Kauviik ridge, equiped with our mountaineering equipment (harness and helmet) roped two by two with your guide to make it to the summit. The day you will be attempting the summit is a big day that may take around 12 hours. During the rest of your stay in the Kauviik sector, you will be free to follow our guides or explore on your own to some of the most spectacular views of Nunavik. You will see many typical arctic geomorphological formations and some archeological sites witnessing the use of the land as an ancient path for Inuit to travel from Labrador to Nunavik. The experience is aerial, spectacular: you will reach an altitude of 1,554 meters!
(c) Annie-Claude Roberge / (c) Patrick Graillon / (c) Olivier Paradis (c) Camille Le Gall-Payne /(c) Dominique Morrier / (c) Eric Landry
• Meals: Continental type breakfast at the base camp (coffee, tea, cheese, cereal, toast, granola, fruit) / lunch on site (soup, crackers, wraps or sandwiches, bannock) / supper at the base camp (sausages, cheese, chicken, steak, fish, rice and vegetables).
• Accommodations: base camp.
Return trip through the valleys with your new perspective of the mountains. You will meet the plane at the head of Koroc camp for a last panoramic flight through parc national Kuururjuaq. You will stop breifly at Kangiqsualujjuaq, then take off to Kuujjuaq where a Nunavik Parks staff member will take you to your hotel for a good cozy rest.
(c) Patrick Graillon
• Meals: Continental-type breakfast at the base camp (coffee, tea, cheese, cereal, toast, granola, fruit) / lunch on site (soup, crackers, wraps or sandwiches, bannock) / supper at the Coop Hotel in Kuujjuaq.
• Accommodations: Coop Hotel in Kuujjuaq.
After breakfast, Nunavik Parks staff will pick you up for some activities in Kuujjuaq: a quick town tour, a tour following the Koksoak River up North in the direction of Ungava Bay to try to spot muskox or some throat singing and story telling activity. It will then be time to board your flight back South to Montreal with your heart full of precious memories.
• Meals: Continental type breakfast at the Coop Hotel and lunch in the plane.
Price per person, before taxes. All-included (meals, accommodations, transportation, climbing and camping equipment - please confirm prior departure with our staff your size is available). Preferential prices for
JBNQA beneficiaries. Two (2) participants needed to guarantee departure, contact us to join a group. Although hunting and trapping are strictly prohibited into Québec national parks, Inuit have the right to practise their subsistence activities throughout Nunavik, including the parc national Kuururjuaq. Thus, witness a group of Inuit hunting caribou, ringed seal or trapping foxes may be part of the Nunavik Parks experience.
It's part of visitors responsibilities to plan their own safety: training to prepare your trip and having the proper insurance is part of it. Therefore, we strongly advise visitors to take an insurance policy covering air evacuation costs. Contact us if you need consultation for your planning.
Discover the exhilirating Nunavik landscapes in Parc national Kuururjuaq during this extraordinary trekk.You will instantly be filled with a sense of freedom. Our local guides will introduce you to this land filled with Inuit legends along this very ancient path accross the Torngat Mountains. You will feel the deep history of this magical place, while climbing the highest peak in Québec and East Canada : Mount Kauviik (D'Iberville) and its 1646 meters high. You will come back with a unique tale to tell and cherish. We take care of everything: your flights from Montreal, your meals, your activities, your gear (tents, mats, sleeping bags...), and more! On behalf of our guides and our community, we are pleased to welcome you to our region: Tunngasugit!
Available dates 2020 July 25- Aug 2
(2 hours flight)
Everything is included: flights, gear, food
6 to 8 visitors per group
What's included ?• Return flights from Montreal
• Connecting flights to the Park
• Access fees in the park and camping fees
• All boat transportation
• 8 breakfasts, 8 dinners and 8 suppers
• 3 nights at the Hotel
• 5 nights in dome shelters• Cultural activities • Camping equipment
• Climbing equipment
Please ask for our documents and information equipment