AvailabilityApril - May
Your Nunavut adventure is in Arctic Bay, or Ikpiarjuk as it is known in Inuktitut, is located above the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island. Arctic Bay is a small, welcoming community where you can get to know the traditions, culture and stories of the Inuit peoples who have lived on this land for over 5,000 years.
This is the Arctic in Bloom! Visit a destination that few people get to explore, the North Baffin Island, 700 km (435 miles) north of the Arctic Circle. In this magical land of ice and light, life abounds in the arctic spring and summer.
The beginning of spring brings a profusion of wildflowers as the arctic plants look to set seed quickly in this all too brief summer. Take in the explosion of colour on the tundra as you find many species of arctic flowers and learn about the incredible survival strategies they use to live in this unforgiving northern climate.
People have lived in this area for thousands of years, and you will visit the site of some old qarmat (sod houses) where people stayed while collecting slate for ulu (women’s knives), and take in a cultural demonstration from local people in Arctic Bay. You will also visit a more recent human endeavor, the site of the first mine ever dug north of the Arctic Circle, located at Nanisivik.
The North Baffin is a wonderful, and wonder filled land, of mountains and fiords, populated by friendly people. You’ll see it at the most beautiful time, with warm 24 hour sun.
Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Baffin Island, take pictures of different kinds of seals, different species of birds, and meet with local elders for a taste of traditional life
Hike to the flat-topped King George Mountain, within arms reach of the hamlet, and take in the breathtaking view of Arctic Bay, and Victor Bay.
Get ready for some spectacular salt water fishing. Catch yourself a wild, arctic char and enjoy the fruits of your labour as the sun sets over an open fire at the end of the day. We’ll provide the rods!
We’ll take a tour of the Piqqusilirivvik Cultural Learning Centre, where you’ll enjoy a traditional Inuit meal with guides and elders who will share stories about their history and traditions.
Keep your eyes open for whales, polar bears, and more as we travel the landscape by skidoos and komit. A great way to end the trip, and take in the rich beauty and eclectic wildlife this area has to offer.
Authentic Indigenous Experiences
Authentic indigenous experiences are delivered by indigenous tourism businesses located from across Canada and many are members of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
Indigenous Tourism can be defined as all tourism businesses majority owned, operated and/or controlled by First Nations, Metis, or Inuit Peoples that can demonstrate a connection and responsibility to the local indigenous community and traditional territory where the operation resides.x
This package includes experiences with the following authentic Indigenous tourism businesses:
- Arctic Bay Adventures is owned and operated by the Inuit People of Arctic Bay, Nunavut.
- 7 nights moderate accommodations
- Skidoo Adventure
- Midnight Sun Tour
* Package price is the suggested starting price per person based on a double occupancy and does not include taxes.
** Flight option not included in package price. Transportation may vary to customer request and availability.