Nunavik’s outfitters offer a wide range of hunting, fishing and adventure packages. In many cases, these packages can be tailored to fit your individual travel dates and needs: fully guided, semi-guided and self-guided excursions lasting one day to one week long. In addition, outfitters’ thorough knowledge of Nunavik, its climate and local resources are indispensable when planning and executing excursions throughout this untamed region.
Accessible Only by Air
No roads connect Nunavik to southern Quebec and the region's communities are all isolated one from another. Daily scheduled air service from Montreal to Nunavik is provided by two Inuit-owned airlines, First Air and Air Inuit.
First Air provides daily jet service between Kuujjuaq and both Montreal and Iqaluit. Air Inuit offers Dash 8 turboprop service from Montreal and Quebec City to Kuujjuaq twice weekly and via Kuujjuarapik and Inukjuak, to Puvirnituq five times a week. It also provides regular connections to the region's villages. On both the Hudson and Ungava coasts, several airline charter companies stand ready to take you anywhere in the region you like, according to your schedule.
Safety at All Times
Outfitters maintain regular contact with the region's populated centres via high-frequency (HF) radio and satellite telephones. Kuujjuaq and Puvirnituq boast modern health care facilities with trained medical staff. Emergency air evacuation services are on continual stand-by.
Nunavik's weather and temperatures are variable.
In summer, come prepared for bright sunshine, wind, rain and perhaps even snow. Be sure to pack long underwear, a fleece jacket, knitted hat, polarized sunglasses, as well as insect repellent and protective clothing. Anglers should consider wearing knee-high rubber boots, with felt liners. Rubber boots are practical for hiking and casting from the shore; wading is not recommended anyway.
Winter’s first snowfalls can arrive as early as mid-September. This season is often marked by clear skies with temperatures plunging below -30°C. In winter, prudence must always be practised: a few short hours is more than enough time for the weather to erupt unexpectedly into a raging blizzard. The best way to explore the snow-covered landscape of Nunavik is in the company of recognized guides who are fully-acquainted with the land and the moods of nature.
Average Regional Temperatures (°C)
The Nunavik Tourism Association and its members are committed to delivering quality tourism packages, now and for years to come. This goal entails ensuring the protection and sharing of Nunavik’s wildlife as well as its cultural resources. Consequently, if while travelling in the region you come across what you believe to be an archaeological site or an artefact, please take care not to disturb it.
Artefacts are archaeological objects that attest to the presence of previous cultures in a certain place at a certain time. Artefacts include objects such as arrowheads, harpoon points, as well as the blades and handles of other types of implements. While artefacts have no monetary value, they do have important cultural value. They are proof of past occupation and can help us to better understand how humans used to survive in Nunavik.
Did you know that it is against the law to excavate or disturb an archaeological site, or to remove artefacts, without proper authorization? If you feel that an archaeological site in Nunavik is at risk of being disturbed, contact the Avataq Cultural Institute.