Wonder, exaltation and an unimagined world; this expedition has it all. A voyage through the valley of the Koroc River (a 1000-year old travel route) and the seductive pace of the north will transport you back in time. The expeditions of Nunavik Parks are created with its local Inuit guides based on safety and guides’ genuine understanding of all the assets of their community and territory. Welcome to our region: Tunngasugit!
What You Need to Know
In Nunavik, the weather is constantly changing. Expeditions may be adjusted to take into account current conditions. Openness to new situations, flexibility and the ability to adapt to modified activities and timetable are important prerequisites for travellers in Nunavik parks and an authentic element of your northern experience. This exceptional expedition is designed for exceptional travellers, who possess a strong sense of solidarity, a capacity to adapt and strict respect for safety. The expedition includes adventure and the unexpected, supported by the expertise of local guides who will know how to maximize your experiences.
Departure from Montreal and flight transfer at Kuujjuaq to Kangiqsualujjuaq (45–50 minute flight via a Twin Otter-type small aircraft). On your arrival at Kangiqsualujjuaq, you will be welcomed by a Kuururjuaq park staff member. Forms and equipment will be checked, and a rucksack will be provided. Next, you will be shuttled to your hotel accommodations for check-in and a little free time. A traditional supper will be organized at the park pavilion with community residents. You will be introduced to elders and have an opportunity to learn more about Inuit culture, history and legends.
• Meal: Traditional supper with community residents.
• Accommodations: Cooperative hotel.
Leaving from your hotel in the morning, your day will include relaxation, pure northern air and getting acquainted with your travel companions. A community tour will be organized. Kangiqsualujjuaq is nestled on the George River, within 15 km of Ungava Bay. The community is very welcoming and will provide a noteworthy cultural experience. You will also travel by snowmobile to the expansive Ungava Bay and some local fishing camps. You may decide to observe your guides as they ice fish or practise traditional hunting. Other activities include learning to set up a tupik (traditional tent), participating in some short excursions, and watching the sun set over the ice-covered bay. 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.
• Meals: Continental-type breakfast at the cooperative hotel (coffee, tea, croissants, cereal, toast, granola, fruit) / lunch onsite (soup, crackers, wraps or sandwiches, bannock) / supper at the cooperative hotel (sausages, cheese, casserole, prepared fish or meat, meat pies, pasta).
• Accommodations: Cooperative hotel.
Departure from the cooperative hotel around 8 a.m. One hour final preparations and information session with your group. By snowmobile, you will travel to the newly constructed park camp in the Qurlutuarjuq Falls sector, 100 km from Kangiqsualujjuaq. Frequent stops are planned along the route (about every 20 km) for tea, to observe key scenery and learn the Inuktitut names for the nearby mountains! Observe your guides as they keep a close eye on the land for wildlife. The quantity and species of animals encountered varies depending on the expedition. Visitors may decide to ski the last 15 or 20 km to the camp. The route is along the Koroc River and the terrain is flat. This first day of the expedition will allow you to validate your physical fitness for the north (cold temperatures, off-trail, no shelter from the wind, etc.).
• Meals: Continental-type breakfast at the cooperative hotel (coffee, tea, cheese, cereal, toast, granola, fruit) / lunch en route (soup, crackers, wraps or sandwiches, bannock) (expedition foodstuffs carried in your backpacks) / supper at the Qurlutuarjuq camp (sausages, cheese, chicken, steak, fish, rice and vegetables).
• Accommodations: Qurlutuarjuq camp (heated).
Two days spent in the magnificent Qurlutuarjuq Falls sector. Activities will include exploration of the sector by ski or snowshoe. Be prepared for an arctic experience. From the Mount Haywood (732 m) sector, to the descent of the Naksarulak Creek or the nearby sacred Naskapi Caribou Heaven site, your guides will propose excursions to allow you to take full advantage of your back-country adventure.
• Meals: Continental-type breakfast at the Qurlutuarjuq camp (coffee, tea, cheese, cereal, toast, granola, fruit) / lunch onsite (soup, crackers, wraps or sandwiches, bannock) (expedition foodstuffs carried in your backpacks) / supper at the Qurlutuarjuq camp (sausages, cheese, chicken, steak, fish, rice and vegetables).
• Accommodations: Qurlutuarjuq camp (heated).
Departure by snowmobile for the Palmer River sector (1 hour) and the spectacular Napaartuit Isua site on the Koroc River. Set up of traditional Inuit tents. Up-river excursion to the Quvviliuliniujaaluk sector, marking the gateway to the majestic Torngat Mountains. Exploration by ski or snowshoe of the steeper slopes of the Palmer River.
• Meals : Breakfast at the Qurlutuarjuq camp (coffee, tea, cereal, porridge, scrambled eggs, fruit, toast) / lunch onsite (wraps, bannock, soup, sandwiches, crackers, cheese, sausages, salads, hot chocolate) (expedition foodstuffs carried in your backpacks) / supper prepared by your guides (lasagna, meat pies, pasta, prepared meat or fish) at the Napaartuit Isua site.
• Accommodations: Tent camping at the Napaartuit Isua site.
Return trip along the Koroc River towards the Qamanialuk camp, in a cosy forested setting (60 km). Visitors may decide to ski the last 15 or 20 km along the river to the camp. For safety, guides will monitor (lead and tail snowmobiles) the excursion. The forested Qamanialuk camp is ready to receive winter-experience seekers; tents will already be set up. All camping equipment is provided. Downhill skiing may also be organized.
• Meals: Breakfast at the Napaartuit Isua site (coffee, tea, cereal, porridge, scrambled eggs, fruit, toast) / lunch onsite (wraps, bannock, soup, sandwiches, crackers, cheese, sausages, salads, hot chocolate) (expedition foodstuffs carried in your backpacks) / supper prepared by your guides (lasagna, meat pies, pasta, prepared meat or fish).
• Accommodations: Tent camping at the Qamanialuk camp.
Return trip by snowmobile to Kangiqsualujjuaq (3 hours) with frequent stops at scenic spots along the river. In Kangiqsualujjuaq, visitors may take advantage of some free time or participate in other snowmobile or ski excursions near the community. In the evening, accompany your guides to the local grocery store and, in the communal kitchen at the cooperative hotel, final group dinner.
After breakfast, return flight to Kuujjuaq. Transfer at Kuujjuaq and return flight to Montreal.
• Meals: Continental-type breakfast at the cooperative hotel / lunch prepared by the Kuujjuaq Inn (cheese, crackers, wraps, salads, fruit).
Price per peson, before taxes. All-included (meals, accommodations, transportation from Montréal). Preferential prices for
JBNQA beneficiaries, 2 participants needed to guarantee departure, contact us to join a group. Although hunting and trapping are strictly prohibited into the National Parks of Quebec, Inuit have the right to practice their subsistence activities throughout Nunavik, including the parc national Kuururjuaq. Thus, witness a group of Inuit hunting caribou, ringed or trapping foxes may be part of the Nunavik park experience.
All the expeditions led by Kuururjuaq national park team can be followed day by day through satellite positioning. The team can contact the park staff anytime with a satellite phone. 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.
Experience the wonder of Parc national Kuururjuaq and spectacular winter landscapes in the company Inuit guides. We take care of everything: your flights from Montreal, your meals, your activities, your gear (snowmobiles clothings, skis, boots, mats, sleeping bags...), and more!
Dates in 2019March 8 to 16March 24 to April 1
Departure from Montreal(2 hours flight)
Included: flights, gear, food
Maximum of 6 to 8 visitors per group
What's included ?• Return flights from Montreal
• Transfers to the park
• Access fees in the park and camping fees
• All snowmobile and/or boat transportation
• 8 breakfasts, 8 dinners and 8 suppers
• 3 nights at the Hotel
• 5 nights at shelters / Traditional accommodations
• Cultural activities • Full camping equipment • Snowshoes and nordic ski equipment
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