Amazement and exaltation guaranteed! Tasiujaq lake is an invitation to meet the greatest nature in the vastest National Park in Quebec. You will discover this great land either by sea kayak, motor boat or on foot. You’ll instantly be filled with a sense of freedom surrounded by majestic landscapes. Our local guides will introduce you to this exceptional land and its 3000-years-old traditions. On behalf of our guides and our community, we are pleased to welcome you to our region: Tunngasugit!
Meals are provided by a local caterer based on traditional cuisine, 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. 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 travelers in Nunavik parks and an authentic element of your northern experience. This exceptional expedition is designed for exceptional travelers, 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 seasoned guides who will know how to maximize your experiences.
Departure from Montréal to Umiujaq. Your experience of Nunavik begins with an Air Inuit flight to Umiujaq. On arrival in this community that lies next to Hudson Bay, you will be welcomed at the airport by your local guide and shuttled to the Coop-hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit the park’s visitor pavilion, receive a briefing on the expedition and safety measures and be served tea. A guided tour of the community is planned for afterwards and will conclude with supper at the Coop-hotel.
• Meals : Supper at Umiujaq Coop Hotel.
• Accommodations : Umiujaq Coop Hotel.
The day starts with a short 6km hike of about on top of the Cuestas sourrounding the community. After lunch, you leave on a motor boat for an overnight trip at the Nastapoka fall. This area is well knowned by local inuit and consist in a prime spot for marine and land mammals watching. Getting there you will cruise through a straight between the Gillies island and the sandy beaches of the Hudson bay. Once you arrive on site, you will go hicking along the river up the falls, build the campsite, have dinner and spend the night.
• Meals: Continental-type breakfast at the cooperative hotel (coffee, tea, croissants, cereal, toast, granola, fruit) / lunch on site (soup, crackers, wraps or sandwiches, bannock) / supper camping (sausages, cheese, casserole, prepared fish or meat, meat pies, pasta).
• Accommodations : Umiujaq Coop Hotel.
Before noon, breakfast, fish, explore around the mouth of the river and pack the campsite. You will then get back to town for a lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, you will get free time to explore the community, relax, and meet some of it’s residents. During the evening you will join for a special dinner with inuits from the community, this dinner will be the perfect moment for the inuit to share there traditional food and show off a bit of their cultural heritage.
• Meals: Continental-type breakfast at the cooperative hotel (coffee, tea, croissants, cereal, toast, granola, fruit) / lunch on site (soup, crackers, wraps or sandwiches, bannock) / supper at the cooperative hotel (sausages, cheese, casserole, prepared fish or meat, meat pies, pasta).
• Accommodations : Traditional camping at the Nastapoka Falls.
Your adventure to discover Tasiujaq Lake will really begin on this 4th day. Throughout the expedition, a guide with a motorboat will transport all heavy equipment and prepare the campsites. The motorboat will also be used to ensure safety of all participants (emergencies or fatigue). Four campsites are set up along Lake Tasiujaq. During four days, you will paddle a average of 15 km from one campsite to another. And the end of each day, you will have free time to hike or simply relax.
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• Meals: Continental-type breakfast (coffee, tea, croissants, cereal, toast, granola, fruit) / lunch on site (soup, crackers, wraps or sandwiches, bannock) / supper at the cooperative hotel (sausages, cheese, casserole, prepared fish or meat, meat pies, pasta).
• Accommodations : Traditional camping along Tasiujaq Lake.
After breakfast, you will travel by motorboat through the Goulet. Bordered by the high, steep cliffs of the Hudsonian Cuestas, the Goulet has long been used by Inuit as a winter camping area for wildlife harvesting. It is also a mythical place, the site of several local stories and legends. Lunch and hiking on-site followed by a return trip to Umiujaq by motorboat.
• Meals: Continental-type breakfast (coffee, tea, croissants, cereal, toast, granola, fruit) / lunch on site (soup, crackers, wraps or sandwiches, bannock) / supper at the cooperative hotel (cheese, casserole, prepared fish or meat, meat pies, pasta).
• Accommodations : Coop Hotel in Umiujaq.
You will spend your last day of this trip in Quebec far North. You will enjoy some free time before lunch at the Park Pavillion then fly back to Montreal.
• Meals: Continental-type breakfast à-la-carte at Umiujaq Auberge restaurant.
NotesPrice per person, before taxes. All-included (meals, accommodations, transportation). 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 practise their subsistence activities throughout Nunavik, including the parc national Tursujuq. Thus, witness a group of Inuit hunting caribou, ringed or trapping foxes may be part of the Nunavik park experience.
Safety All the expeditions led by Tursujuq national park team can be followed day by day through daily 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.
Discover Tasiujaq treasures: the unique Hudson cuestas, an interior sea for seals and belugas, the Goulet and archaeological sites dating back more than 3,000 years. We take care of everything: your flights from Montreal, your meals, your activities, your gear (tents, mats, sleeping bags...), and more! Contact us for all the details!
Available dates 2019July 15-24Aug 23 - 31
Departure from Montreal(4 hours flight)
Everything is included: flights, gear, food
Maximum of 8 visitors per group
What's included ? • Return flights from Montreal• Transfers to the park
• Transportation by boat
• Access fees in the park and camping fees
• 3 nights at the Hotel
• 5 nights at traditional camping sites
• 8 breakfasts, 8 diners and 8 suppers
• Cultural activities • Full camping equipment (if needed)• kayak equipment
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