Province/Territory: Quebec

Hopscotch across wild Arctic Quebec on a float-plane safari.

  • 1,400 kilometres north of Montréal
  • 06 days and nights on a float-plane safari
  • 03 big Arctic creatures – polar bears, wolves and caribou

Fly to the magical sub-Arctic of far northern Quebec on the Authentic Safari to Nunavik. Land by floatplane in front of Rapid Lake Lodge, your base camp for an air-safari week of hopscotching across a vast wilderness of tundra and Labrador’s jagged Torngat Mountains. Fly-fish for trout then savour your catch over a shore-side campfire. Hike with your experienced pilot/guide through wildflowers alongside herds of migrating caribou. Spot giant icebergs and see polar bears prowling under the midnight sun. Stroll on a glacier and hear waterfalls roar. Explore a Gothic-style church in a remote 19th-century ghost town, and visit ancient archaeological sites like open-pit tombs. Hear wolves howl as you return to your hand-hewn log lodge at day’s end for home-smoked Arctic char and a gourmet meal. Then look up at the sky when you head for your private chalet and see shimmering red, green and yellow Northern Lights dance across the horizon.

Why you should visit
  • Flying over wilderness and fjords in a float plane.
  • Exploring a 150-year-old abandoned German Moravian mission on the remote Labrador coast.
  • Standing on the “Land’s End” tip of the Quebec and Labrador Peninsula.
  • Living in comfort at a log lodge in the heart of the wilderness.
  • Watching a polar bear swim in the ocean.
  • Soaring alongside the jagged peaks of Labrador’s Torngat Mountains.
  • Go fly-fishing for Arctic Char and savour a day’s catch cooked over a campfire in the wild.
  • Climb mountain peaks with an experienced guide in Labrador’s backcountry.
  • Paddle a kayak along a sheer fjord.
  • Go on a polar bear and iceberg photographic safari.

Weather

Visitor information
  • Rates and dates.
  • Trips are six days/six nights.
  • Kuujjuaq is a small, predominantly Inuit, community with a bank, post office, hotels, cafés and basic shops.
When to go
  • Authentic Safari to Nunavik trips take place from late July through early September.
Need to know
  • You don’t need to be super fit or wilderness-savvy to participate as there are activities for all levels of fitness and outdoor enthusiasm.
  • Weather can change abruptly in the North so be sure to pack layers of clothing, including a waterproof jacket, gloves and a hat.
  • Take sunscreen, insect repellent and perhaps a bug-net or bug jacket.
  • Included are flights from Montréal to Kuujjuaq, 6 days of guided safari including floatplane travel with a bilingual (French/English) pilot-guide, accommodations, and all meals.
  • The town of Kuujjuaq has several small shops selling local Inuit arts, crafts and music.
Getting Here