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Polar Bears & the Torngat Mountains
A special first-time exploratory expedition in 2018!


A deep fiord in the Torngat Mountains / photo by Marc Sylvestre


One of the most wild places left on the North American continent...
 

Steeped in mystery and aboriginal legends, the remote Torngat Mountains at the eastern tip of Nunavik and Labrador takes its name from the Inuktitut word Tongait, meaning place of spirits.  It is a spectacular little-explored wilderness stretching to the northern tip of Labrador and westward from the North Atlantic seacoast to the east coast of Ungava Bay.

 

 


The Torngats / Photo by Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism


A polar bear along Ungava Bay / Photo copyright Dr. Richard Ansell

 

 

 

It's a fantastic land of mountains and steep fiords; polar bears, glaciers and caribou: Where the Inuit hunt, fish, and travel, as their predecessors did for thousands of years. 

 

 

 



For this special exploratory expedition, we will be accessing the rarely-visited remote western side of the Torngat Pennisula by charter aircraft, helicopter or boat from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. To join this trip you must make your way 1500 km north on a daily jet flight from Montreal to the remote northern Inuit settlement of Kuujjuaq Nunavik (northern Quebec). Click map for more details.

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Torngat Mountains & Kuururjuaq National Parks

A sharply pointed wedge at continental Canada’s northernmost tip, Torngat Mountains and adjecent Kuururjuaq National Park together cover 9,700 square kilometres (3,745 square miles) between Northern Québec and the Labrador Sea. The parks are accessible only by boat, charter plane, or helicopter during summer. Although the Parks are areas of supreme natural beauty, due to thier extreme isolation and the high expense of access, they are among the least visited Parks in Canada.

On this special exploratory expedition, we will be exploring along the northern and extreme western boundaries of the parks, and accessing through traditional Inuit lands from the rarely-visited Ungava Bay Nunavik side of the Torngat Peninsula.


The Torngat Mountains / Photo by Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism

The Torngats are a very spiritual place for the residents of Nunavik Quebec and Nunatsiavut Labrador: a place where Inuit shamans would travel to communicate with spirit helpers.


Torngat Mountains Inukshuk / Photo by Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism


A fiord in the Torngats / Photo by 1hiker1

 

 

 

Shamans would invoke the spirits to assist with initiations or to acquire a certain power that was needed. The mountains represented a very strong connection to the Inuit spirit world.

 

 

 

 

Email us to request the detailed trip supplement PDF for the 'Polar Bears & the Torngat Mountain Exploratory' expedition

Join us in 2018 on one of our greatest adventures ever!

We will only be accepting a total of 8 clients + staff on this special exploratory expedition
*Previous Arctic camping experience is a pre-requisite

'Polar Bears & the Torngat Mountains' 2018:
One Departure Only:
Seats Left:
Cost: (Rates do not include HST tax)

July 22-29, 2018

4
Single: $7,995.00 CAD / $6,400.00 USD
Double: $15,000.00 CAD / $12,000.00 USD

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 per person per week booked is required at time of registration

We only accept a maximum of 8 persons on this special exploratory


Click here to make your reservation on the '
Polar Bears & the Torngat Mountain Exploratory'
expedition!

 

 

 

In July 2018 we will be operating our first exploratory expedition to the most remote, little-explored and least photographed coastline and fiords along the western side of the Torngat Peninsula in Nunavik.

 

 


A remote lake in the Northwestern Torngats / Photo by steenlarsenfilm.dk


Boating along Ungava Bay Nunavik / Photo by Daniel Annanack

 

 

 

Traveling with our best guides along with experienced local Inuit boatmen, we will camp out, hike and explore along the valleys and fiords in search of polar bears, caribou and incredible mountain scenery.

 

 

 

We will set up comfortable tent basecamp from which we will launch out on daily explorations by hiking or boat. The camp will have a 24-hour armed guard for polar bear watch.


A tent camp on Ungava Bay - photo copyright David Ward


A char river flows into Abloviak Fiord on the western Torngat Peninsula / Photo courtesy Allen Gordon


Hikers over the Palmer River valley in the Torngats / photo by agboudre

 

This is an exploratory expedition. That means that we have not operated in this area before, and there are a lot of 'unknowns'.

Participants on this expedition must be excited about that prospect... they must be intrigued by the unknown. They must feel priveleged to be among the first to explore and photograph this highly remote area, instead of having pre-set expectations.

All applicants will be vetted for suitability to join this special exploratory.

 

 

We will be traveling in good hands with Inuit who have lived, hunted and trapped in this region their entire lives, and who will be willing to share their 'secrets' of the land with us....

 


Coastline & icebergs along the Torngat mountains / Photo by agboudre


Polar bear and cubs in Ungava Bay / Photo copyright Mariela Urra

 

 

 

Yes, there are many unknowns on this expedition - but one of the things that we do know is that the western side of Torngat Peninsula has the highest concentration of polar bears in Nunavik!

 

 

 

We also know that there is a independant and rarely photographed herd of caribou in this remote area called the Torngat Herd', of which there is very little information about.


Caribou along Ungava Bay Nunavik / Photo copyright Mariela Urra


A remote untouched valley in the Torngat Mountains - Photo by Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism


A reversing tidal rapids in a deep fiord on the western Torngat Peninsula in Nunavik Canada / photo by Stéphane Caron

 

Email us to request the detailed trip supplement PDF for the 'Polar Bears & the Torngat Mountain Exploratory' expedition


Join us in 2018 on one of our greatest adventures ever!

We will only be accepting a total of 8 clients + staff on this special exploratory expedition
*Previous Arctic camping experience is a pre-requisite

'Polar Bears & the Torngat Mountains' 2018:
One Departure Only:
Seats Left:
Cost: (Rates do not include HST tax)

July 22-29, 2018

4
Single: $7,995.00 CAD / $6,400.00 USD
Double: $15,000.00 CAD / $12,000.00 USD

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 per person per week booked is required at time of registration

We only accept a maximum of 8 persons on this special exploratory


Click here to make your reservation on the '
Polar Bears & the Torngat Mountain Exploratory'
expedition!

 

 

 

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