Pingualuit crater. Parc National des Pingualuit.Robert Fréchette, KRG
Situated on the Rivière Koksoak, Kuujjuaq (which means the great river in Inuktitut) is the largest community in Nunavik and an important administrative centre. The community has an airport, two hotels, two restaurants, two general stores and a bank.
Kangiqsujuaq is situated on Wakeham Bay, about 30 km from Hudson Strait. This community, which has a population of 680 (as of January 1, 2013), is welcoming and offers a remarkable cultural experience. The visitor and interpretation centre for Parc national des Pingualuit is located in the community. The airline company Air Inuit offers scheduled flights to Kangiqsujuaq from Kuujjuaq.
If you decide to arrange your own charter flight from Kuujjuaq to the park, allow adequate time in your planning to attend a mandatory information and orientation session in Kangiqsujuaq before entry into the park.
Access to the park is mainly gained by charter flight from Kuujjuaq (by Twin Otter or helicpoter). The park possesses one landing strip, known as Ijiapik, that is located less than 3 km from Cratère des Pingualuit. You may either arrange a private charter flight for your group or reserve a seat on one of the scheduled flights to Parc national des Pingualuit during the 2013 season.
|July 11||August 3||September 5|
|July 18||August 10|
|July 25||August 17|
|July 27||August 22|
Example: It is possible to reserve a seat on the flight to the park on July 11 and from the park on July 18.
Passengers from Kuujjuaq should check in at the Air Inuit counter two hours prior to departure.
Passengers arriving from Quebec City or Montreal should check in at the Air Inuit counter on arrival in Kuujjuaq.
Landing strip in Parc national des Pingualuit: 61° 18’ 52” N, 73° 40’ 16” W.
|Kuujjuaq||1:15 p.m.||Kangiqsujuaq||3:15 p.m.|
|Kangiqsujuaq||5:00 p.m.||Pingualuit||5:20 p.m.|
|Pingualuit||6:00 p.m.||Kangiqsujuaq||6:20 p.m.|
|Kangiqsujuaq||6:30 p.m.||Kuujjuaq||8:30 p.m.|
Times may change in accordance with weather conditions.
The prices indicated are only for return flights to and from the following destinations: Kuujjuaq / Kangiqsujuaq / Parc national des Pingualuit.
Travellers must supply their own expedition equipment and food. Anyone who enters a park or stays, travels or engages in an activity in a park must be authorized to do so by the park’s management.
Reservations for self-guided expeditions in Parc national des Pingualuit must be made at least six weeks in advance. Please read carefully the expedition planning guide.
Park authorizations shall be issued on receipt of a duly completed registration form and the payment of all applicable fees.
|Return travel to and from the park (minimum seven days)||NON-JBNQA BENEFICIARY|
|For the residents of Kangiqsujuaq||$550|
3.2.4 A person shall be entitled to be enrolled as a beneficiary under the Agreement and be entitled to benefit therefrom if on November 15, 1974 he or she was :
a person of Inuit ancestry who is recognized by one of the Inuit communities as having been on such date a member thereof, or
Source: «James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement and Complementary Agreements» 2006 Edition.
The park may be accessed by snowmobiling, dogsledding, snowshoeing, walking or back-country skiing.