North of the 55th parallel, a land of winter adventure awaits. Kite-ski to a meteorite crater. Snowshoe along a migration path used by indigenous people for centuries. Explore the largest national park in Quebec.

Welcome to Nunavik—Quebec’s Arctic region—home to Inuit culture, exceptional wildlife and three pristine national parks. This winter, book an adventure trip that will change your life.

But this Great Land offers so much more than outdoor adventure. Unique communities. Welcoming people. Deep connections.

Nunavik ParksOlivier Paradis

Nunavik is the traditional home of the Inuit. Every excursion is complemented by encounters with Inuit elders and enrichened by a culture dating back millennia. Learn the stories of the land—discovering who the Inuit are today and where they came from—while delving into rich traditions. Challenge yourself with throat singing, igloo building, setting up a tupik (a traditional tent), a qimutsik (dog sled) ride and soapstone carving.

Discover traditional methods for living on the land—hunting, fishing and survival skills that continue to be passed down from generation to generation. In return, share your own stories for a powerful cultural exchange.

Meaningfully connect with the landscape and the people who have called it home for more than 4,000 years at one of these breathtaking parks: 

Pingualuit National Park

Nunavik ParksFrançois Carrier

Adventure Highlights:

  • A 1.4 million-year-old meteorite crater
  • Hut-to-hut backcountry skiing
  • Kite-skiing, fat biking and snowshoeing

A million-and-a-half years ago, a meteorite smashed into what is now Nunavik, creating a landform so perfectly round it almost seems manmade. Now the centrepiece of Pingualuit National Park, this phenomenon is ready to accelerate your wintertime adventures. Kick your trip off with a 120-kilometre snowmobile ride from Kangiqsujuaq, a community on Ungava Bay, to the basecamp alongside Pingualuit Crater. Spend a few days exploring these unique environs—snowshoeing, ski-touring, fat-biking or even kite-skiing to the frozen prehistoric lake that lies within the crater walls. Your biggest adventure is yet to come: a hut-to-hut ski trip back to town—trekking the tundra for four days and sleeping at comfortable cabins en route as you forge a path across the Arctic.

Kuururjuaq National Park

Nunavik ParksJ. Daoust

Adventure Highlights:

  • Ski or snowshoe along an ancient migration route
  • Camp in traditional tents and a cozy cabin
  • Tundra, forest and mountain views

The Koroc River flows from the Torngat Mountains—a place known to Inuit as “The Land of Spirits.” Frozen in time, it is your pathway to wintertime adventure in Kuururjuaq National Park. Following a migration route used by indigenous people for millennia, you will don snowshoes or skis and explore the core of this 4,400-square-kilometre park via the Koroc’s icy swath. Hike to the summit of river-valley mountains to marvel at a boundless vista of rolling tundra and boreal spruce forests. Learn the stories of the land from an Inuit cultural host. Camp in traditional tents while the Aurora Borealis dances overhead. And tour the friendly community of Kangiqsualujjuaq, set on the shores of icy Ungava Bay at the mouth of the historic George River.

Tursujuq National Park

Nunavik ParksVéronique Nadeau

Adventure Highlights:

  • Tour the largest park in Quebec
  • View raging waterfalls & vast Hudson Bay’s packed-ice shoreline
  • Experience igloo building & wildlife spotting

Frozen waterfalls and immense lakes flanked by the rugged Hudson Bay coastline typify the environment within Quebec’s most massive park. Stretching over 26,000 square-kilometres along the shores of Hudson Bay, Tursujuq National Park is yours to explore via snowmobile, snowshoe and ski. From the community of Umiujaq, travel into a landscape where Inuit and Cree cultures have coexisted for more than 3,000 years. Learn to build an igloo alongside skilled locals; journey by snowmobile to Nastapoka Falls, a raging cascade that cuts through the snow and ice; ski and snowmobile deep into the wildlands, among giant cliffs, staying in a traditional tent every night. The Northern Lights may make an appearance; or perhaps a caribou herd will pass by. The trip culminates with a dinner in Umiujaq, celebrating an enlightening and exciting exploration of Nunavik’s Great Land.

If You Go

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Choose between an array of all-inclusive guided tours, including the flight from Montreal, lodging and meals, winter, camping, snowshoe and ski gear.

Join a small group of visitors on departures this winter and spring. Visit nunavikparks.ca or call 1-844-NUNAVIK (686-2845) to book your next adventure.

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