Arc­tic im­mer­sion in Nu­navik

Ex­pe­ri­ence the tra­di­tions and cul­ture of the Inuit in Que­bec’s Far North

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Fanned out be­fore you, sled dogs lope across a glit­ter­ing ex­panse of Arc­tic tundra un­der a seem­ingly end­less vault of blue sky. As you glide over the snow, your eyes scan for wildlife — po­lar bears, per­haps, or maybe shaggy haired muskox — even as you an­tic­i­pate what’s to come: a night in a cosy igloo af­ter an evening of sto­ry­telling, a meal of rich ptarmi­gan stew and a jaw-drop­ping ce­les­tial show, cour­tesy of the north­ern lights. Wel­come to your Nu­navik win­ter ex­pe­ri­ence — one that’s deeply rooted in this an­cient land where over eons the Inuit peo­ple of north­ern Que­bec have de­vel­oped an un­par­al­leled knowl­edge of the wild ter­rain and how to live on it. Inuit Ad­ven­tures of­fers two itin­er­ar­ies that al­low you to fully im­merse your­self in the Inuit way of life, shar­ing their cul­ture, food and tra­di­tions. The first, from Ku­u­jjuaq to the south­ern shore of Un­gava Bay, in­cludes a guided tour of the Inuit com­mu­nity, the chance to buy lo­cally made crafts, a night spent in ei­ther an igloo or a heated can­vas tent and an un­for­get­table 45-minute he­li­copter ride over the tundra. The sec­ond sees you based in the re­mote com­mu­nity of Pu­vir­ni­tuq on the east coast of Hud­son Bay, where you spend two nights in an igloo, meet tra­di­tional soap­stone carvers and throat singers and have the chance to help lo­cal fish­er­men col­lect Arc­tic char from be­neath the ice. It all adds up to a world-beat­ing win­ter ad­ven­ture that you sim­ply can’t ex­pe­ri­ence any­where else.

For your guide to an au­then­tic Inuit ad­ven­ture, con­tact INUIT AD­VEN­TURES 514-457-3319 or 1-855-657-3319 toll free (from Canada and the U.S.) inu­itad­ven­tures.com

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