Ways of the Inuit
… yourself in a culture steeped in ancient stories and traditions that have guided a people for a thousand years to thrive in one of the most unforgiving climates on earth. In a rare opportunity, the Inuit community of Puvirnituq invites you to join them for a day (or two) to experience their seasonal activities and help you create a memorable, unforgettable story of your own.
This 4 day package is the perfect introduction for the non-tourist seeking a real travel experience – one in which to learn first hand the living natural and cultural history of the local Inuit
Discover how throat singers interpret the sounds of arctic wildlife in their haunting, rhythmic melodies, observe carvers calling out mythical beings from blocks of stone, learn how Inuit ice-fish and admire the northern lights weather permitting. Our guided tour of the village introduces you to many local people.
from Friday morning to Monday evening
Nunavik, Québec, Canada
Round trip flights from Montreal to Puvirnituq with Air Inuit.
3 nights accomodation at the Puvirnituq Co-op Hotel (double occupancy).
Listed activities (subject to change depending on weather conditions)
Activities, performances and guide services.
Equipment for extreme weather.
(note activities change based on the season)
A perfect weekend introduction to the rich culture and stunning natural wonders of Northern Quebec’s Nunavik region.
Take a spine-tingling dog sled ride during the winter and observe traditional ice-fishing techniques with local guides.
Spend a night in a traditional Inuit tent or igloo and two nights in the community hotel.
Experience magical throat singing, participate in a soapstone sculpture workshop and observe traditional fishing techniques.
Learn first hand what it’s like to live in the arctic tundra on a guided community tour.
Departure from Montreal Airport in the morning and arrival in Puvirnituq beginning of the afternoon.After settling in, you will be taken on a guided tour of the village where you will meet its friendly residents.
Leave the village behind for the open tundra on a snowmobile. With the help of your guide, learn to build a traditional Inuit igloo. Discover traditional Inuit ice-fishing with the net under the ice and let your guides catch some fish to prepare an Inuit supper. Spend the night ‘on the land’ and look for the green-hued aurora borealis if the auroral forecast is favorable.
Go back to Puvirnituq in the morning and explore the surrounding landscape by dog sled. After lunch, visit with a traditional soapstone sculptor and participate in a small carving workshop. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy Inuit tea and bannock at your hotel where you’ll be able to watch a movie about the region. In the evening, enjoy a performance of female throat singers as they replicate the timeless sounds of Arctic wildlife with their unique rhythmic chants.
Enjoy a final walk through the village and photo opportunities. Pass by the COOP store to find a little souvenir. After lunch, your flight departs for Montreal where you’ll arrive early the evening.