Swoosh...

... across the brilliant white snow of the Arctic tundra, led by a team of Inuit sled dogs scrambling with excitement in a fan-hitch before you. Imagine the crisp fresh air filling your chest as you coast across the frozen snow-covered sea, scanning for signs of wildlife under an immense blue sky that fills the horizon.

The Inuit who call northern Quebec their home have been travelling over snow-covered lakes and tundra for hundreds of years, and this is your opportunity to share in this time honoured cultural tradition and relive the adventure of early arctic explorers. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to join expert musher Allen Gordon and his specially bred Inuit sled dogs as they glide gracefully over the sparkling landscape with only the peaceful ‘shushing’ sounds and Inuktitut commands to entice your imagination.

Experience this vast, stunning terrain just as it was centuries ago. Sample local delicacies, such as fresh caribou steaks, a red fillet of Arctic char, or steamy rich ptarmigan stew. Spend a night in a traditional igloo to fully immerse yourself in the experience, or enjoy the cosy warmth of more contemporary heated canvass tents. You may also view the legendary aurora borealis – the surreal, dazzling northern lights – as they race across a moon lit sky.

Our winter weekend dog sledding package includes a visit to the hospitable Inuit community of Kuujjuaq, complete with a guided tour of the village, opportunities to buy local crafts, and two nights of hotel accommodation. Cap off your adventure with a modern-day 45-minute helicopter ride to retrace your travel route and forever imprint this experience in your mind.

 

DURATION

4 days

Friday to Monday

and 3 night accommodations in comfortable hotels

PACKAGE AT

$3850,00

per person

Season 2019

4 day package $ 3,946.00

  • Package available from mid-March until the end of April, 2020.

  • From Friday to Monday 

Package Includes

  • Round trip flights from Montreal to Kuujjuaq with First Air.

  • 2 nights accomodation at the Kuujjuaq Co-op Hotel (in double occupancy).

  • All dog sledding and tour activities.

  • All meals and guide services.

Trip highlights

  • In just one weekend, experience the staggering winter tundra of northern Quebec’s Nunavik region reliving the spirit of early explorers in the land of the Inuit.

  • Expert musher Allen Gordon leads this ultimate introductory dog sledding adventure, combined with an initiation into local culture, cuisine and lifestyle.

  • An exclusive guided tour of the community of Kuujjuaq to meet friendly local characters.

  • Spend one night in an igloo, rustic cabin or heated canvas tent and two nights in a comfortable community hotel.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from Montreal Airport to arrive in Kuujjuaq village around lunchtime. Meet and get acquainted with your guide and check into your hotel. After getting settled, take a guided tour of Kuujjuaq settlement and visit local shops stocked with crafts, beautiful tapestries, and polished soapstone carvings. Spend the night in hotel accommodation.

 

Day 2

Leave Kuujjuaq and journey 32 km (20 miles) to your campsite via a peaceful dog sled ride across the gleaming white snow of the Arctic tundra. Once at camp, dine on traditional local delicacies such as caribou meat, fresh Arctic char and ptarmigan (grouse). Spend the night in a cosy igloo or heated canvas tent.

 

Day 3

Leave Kuujjuaq and journey 32 km (20 miles) to your campsite via a peaceful dog sled ride across the gleaming white snow of the Arctic tundra. Once at camp, dine on traditional local delicacies such as caribou meat, fresh Arctic char and ptarmigan (grouse). Spend the night in a cosy igloo or heated canvas tent.

 

Day 4

This morning you will take an exciting snowmobile ride to survey the dramatic natural scenery of Nunavik. Be on the look out for wildlife such as the noble herds of prehistoric muskoxen and stray families of caribou, wandering the tundra in search of food. We’ll have time for a quick last look at the craft shops before going to the airport for your return trip back home.

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