Box 1320, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (QC), J0M 1C0, Canada
Phone: +608-370-5071 / Email: tundra@thelon.com

 

Mingle with Musk-ox!

Travel north with Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures during the Arctic springtime at a remote wildlife camp strategically positioned for encounters with musk-oxen herds, fox dens, shorebirds, nesting birds-of-prey and ancient Inuit historical & archaeological sites!

 


A client watches over a 32-head musk-oxen herd along Ungava Bay, Nunavik. Photo copyright Matilde Toscani - all rights reserved.

 


Float equipped aircraft are often used to access the wildlife camps
/ photo copyright Rich Sajdak - 2015
Depending where the musk-oxen are, this special wildlife journey begins as we travel 50-150 kilometers either by charter aircraft to a remote inland camp, or by a power boat skippered by a local Inuit guide down a remote beautiful deep-cut tidal river leading into Ungava Bay of the Arctic Ocean.
We will then leave the fringe of boreal forests behind us and enter the remote coastal barrenlands region.


Remote waterways and low mountains along the Ungava Bay coast /
photo copyright Carlos Carreno - all right reserved

A bull musk-ox stands guard on a tundra hilltop - photo copyrigA bull musk-ox stands guard over the herd on a tundra hilltop: photo copyright Dale Sherwood - all rights reserved
A bull musk-ox stands guard over the herd on a tundra hilltop: photo copyright Dale Sherwood - all rights reserved

We will then follow the Ungava Bay coastline by boat, or fly-in by charter aircraft to a remote camp -
and then spend five days / four nights situated in an isolated area rich with animals, birdlife - and musk-ox herds!


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Our special musk-oxen expeditions begin and end in Kuujjuaq Nunavik (northern Quebec).
Kuujjuaq can be reached by daily jet flights 1500 km north of Montreal, Quebec Canada.


Click on photo to check out this great film clip taken by clients during the 2014 'Mingle with Muskox' expedition along Ungava Bay in Nunavik Canada!



The 2015 'Mingle with Musk-ox' tent camp on the coastal plains of Ungava Bay Nunavik.


The 2014 inland 'Mingle with Musk-ox' fly-in wildlife camp looking over the remote tundra in Nunavik Canada - photo by Rachel Kobernick



Click here to see where we are located - and how to get to us

 


Musk-ox bulls 'chatting' near the wildlife camp on Ungava Bay / photo copyright Ingrid Liem - all rights reserved

The camp area is home to large resident musk-oxen herds that live here, graze and mate in this remote tundra area year-round. Encounters with these shaggy prehistoric beasts on these special trips is eminent!

Please email us at tundra@thelon.com to request the detailed trip supplement for the 'Mingle with Musk-ox' trips in PDF format

2017 'Mingle with Musk-ox' Departures:
Departure Dates
Seats Left
Prices (Rates do not include HST tax)

July 2-6, 2017

4


Single:
$3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD


July 23-27, 2017

5


Single: $3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD


 

August 18-22, 2017

 

FULL
Single: $3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD

A non-refundable deposit of $800.00 per person per trip booked is required at time of registration

Click here to make your reservation on the 'Mingle with Musk-ox' expeditions!

On some departures you can choose to extend your 'Mingle with Musk-ox' trip for two back-to-back trips for the reduced add-on rate of $2,995.00 CAD / $2,4000.00 USD per person (+ tax).

2018 'Mingle with Musk-ox' Departures:
Departure Dates
Seats Left
Prices (Rates do not include HST tax)

July 1-5, 2018

6


Single: $3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD

July 5-9, 2018
4


Single: $3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD



August 6-12, 2018

5

 

Single: $3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD


Small-group private trips or customized departure dates can be arranged by request.

Please email us at tundra@thelon.com to request the detailed trip supplement for the 'Mingle with Musk-ox' trips in PDF format


Click here to learn more about our special autumn musk-ox & northern lights expeditions!


A curious musk-oxen herd at the 'Mingle with Musk-ox' camp in Nunavik, Canada / photo copyright Carlos Carreno - all right reserved

 

Click here to see a map of the main musk-oxen range in northern Canada


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Click here to learn where we are - and how to get to us

 

Historically an important hunting, fishing and travel route for the Ungava Inuit people, many archeaological and historical aboriginal sites are discovered along the entire shoreline of Ungava Bay.
Once on the camp we will spend a wonderful five days exploring the beautiful remote countryside for musk-oxen, shorebirds, wild wolves, active fox dens; plus visit numerous sites of remarkable Inuit history and archaeology.

proud bull musk-ox stands guard / copyright Bill Silliker Jr.

While on the field, abundant 'campfire style' northern meals are prepared daily by our trips leaders, and served in the dining room and kitchen tent or cabin. Sleeping accommodations are in 4-person tents complete with comfortable cots, rugs and heaters.


Mystical evening moon and rising mist near Ungava Bay in Nunavik /
photo copyright Carlos Carreno - all rights reserved

 

Other wildlife that are occassionally encountered on these special 'Mingle with Musk-ox' trips include tundra wolves, Arctic and cross-fox, black bear, birds-of-prey and migratory waterfowl. Fishing is spectacular in the area for sea-run Atlantic salmon, speckled trout and Arctic char.

 

 

photographers setting up for musk-ox herd - Thelon River

musk-oxen herd on the barrenlands /  photo by Max Finkelstein

A variety of rich birdlife including shorebirds, waterfowl, geese and birds-of-prey are frequently encountered on this special musk-ox trip including peregrine & gyrfalcon, rough-legged hawk, two species of loon, osprey, snowy & great horned owls, and much more! A complete bird checklist is supplied to all our attending customers on this trip.


First-light photography along one of the many streams running into the Ungava Bay coastline / photo copyright by Bob Costall - all rights reserved

Wild wolves, black bear and fox sometimes wander through and den in the area.

Above left: An arctic wolf on a tundra hillside - photo copyright Eric Peterson. Above right: Black bear sow & cubs on the barrrens - photo copyright Nestor Lewyckyj


Inuit guides keeping watch / photo copyright
Carlos Carreno - all rights reserved



Lupin & fireweed in bloom on the tundra -
photo copyright David Welbourne - all rights reserved

Participants on the 'Mingle with Musk-ox' trips operating in July and early August will often encounter beautful Arctic flower bloom and a variety of tundra greenery and waterfalls, nesting shorebirds, owls, moulting waterfowl and nesting birds of prey...

 

Above left: boreal owls near the tree-line- photo copyright Art Wolfe / Above center: A plover chick on the tundra - photo copyright Bill Mullins // Above right: Grycfalcons nest in an esker tree on the tundra - photo copyright Eric Peterson

Our knowledgable guides, trip leaders & staff will often share many of incredible 'stories of 'old', heard directly from the people whose ancestors inhabited these remote and harsh Arctic lands for centuries...

Here in this extraordinarily beautiful and remote Arctic region, you will be able to experience a great peace and renewal of personal 'spirit' that can only be connected within true wilderness, and by sharing that experience with the people who are deeply linked to the land by thier extensive ancestory and day-to-day lives - the Inuit of Ungava.

Many a surprise await you on this unique Arctic wildlife adventure!

Click here to see a map of the main musk-oxen range in northern Canada

Please email us at tundra@thelon.com to request the detailed trip supplement for the 'Mingle with Musk-ox' trips in PDF format.

2017 'Mingle with Musk-ox' Departures:
Departure Dates
Seats Left
Prices (Rates do not include HST tax)

July 2-6, 2017

4


Single:
$3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD


July 23-27, 2017

5


Single: $3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD


 

August 18-22, 2017

 

FULL
Single: $3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD

A non-refundable deposit of $800.00 per person per trip booked is required at time of registration


Click here to make your reservation on the 'Mingle with
Musk-ox' expeditions!

On some departures you can choose to extend your 'Mingle with Musk-ox' trip for two back-to-back trips for the reduced add-on rate of $2,995.00 CAD / $2,4000.00 USD per person (+ tax)

2018 'Mingle with Musk-ox' Departures:
Departure Dates
Seats Left
Prices (Rates do not include HST tax)

July 1-5, 2018

6


Single: $3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD

July 5-9, 2018
4


Single: $3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD



August 6-12, 2018

5

 

Single: $3,995.00 CAD / $3,200.00 USD
Double: $7,500.00 CAD / $5,400.00 USD


Small-group private trips or customized departure dates can be arranged by request.

Please email us at tundra@thelon.com to request the detailed trip supplement for the 'Mingle with Musk-ox' trips in PDF format

 

Click here to learn more about our special autumn musk-ox & northern lights expeditions!

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