Nunavik, Arctic Quebec is a vast and virgin territory lying north of the 55th parallel and bordered by Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay. Imagine 507,000 km 2 (195,700 sq.mi.) of truly wild Arctic tundra, taiga forest, scenic mountains, majestic rivers and countless lakes! This unspoiled region is home to a rich array of plants, fish and animals, each perfectly adapted to the unique Northern Quebec environment. The Arctic char fishing is second to none!
Nunavik lakes, rivers and coastal waters teem with Arctic char, Brook trout and Lake trout, offering anglers an abundant renewable resource which has changed little since the beginning of time. While you visit, you may also have an opportunity to observe caribou, muskox, black bears, wolves, foxes, ptarmigan, geese, ducks, birds of prey and marine mammals like beluga whales, seals and walrus.
Be prepared for a true Northern adventure!
Nunavik has sustained humans for more than 4,000 years. Today, it is inhabited by some 12,000 Inuit who live in 14 modern villages along the coasts. Only three communities, Kuujjuaq, Puvirnituq and Inukjuak, number more than 1,000 inhabitants, and English is the second language of more than 90% of the region’s residents.
The ancestors of today’s friendly, industrious Native population migrated east from Alaska in the 12th century, carrying with them knowledge of the bow and arrow, the igloo, the kayak and the dogsled. In the course of their evolution, this nomadic hunting people developed an admirable system of values based on strong family ties, shared resources and respect for human life and nature, that continues to this day.
The Inuit still rely on traditional hunting and fishing skills for daily sustenance. Fish, in particular, is an important renewable resource. For centuries, traditional knowledge of ecology has been wisely employed to sustain its development. Today, the Inuit invite you to visit their paradise. Accommodated in comfortable, modern camps, you will be able to share their culture and traditional skills.
Nunavik’s weather and temperatures are variable. Come prepared for bright sunshine, wind, rain and snow by mid-September. Average Regional Temperatures
Air transportation to Nunavik, Northern Quebec, where we fish, is fast, safe and hassle free. First Air provides daily scheduled jet service from Montreal to Kuujjuaq. A Twin Otter on wheels is used to fly our guests to their fishing camp.
Inuktitut is the language of your Inuit guides. It is closely tied to their culture and the Northern environment; survival on the land depends on a clear and precise method of communication. As such there are as many as 40 words for describing snow. Though your Inuit hosts are fluent in English, you may wish to practice a few of their expressions.