Boating

The Arctic waters, rivers, inlets, lakes and bays of Nunavut provide up-close and personal perspectives of our land. Boating provides access to pristine Arctic vistas, glacial mountains, polar wildlife encounters, amazing angling, and untouched historic sites.

 

Boating in the arctic is a broad spectrum including the large bespoke super-yachts and icebreaking expedition ships to privately arranged eco-tours, custom nautical experiences, sport fishing expeditions, local small boat tours, rafting & kayaking to wildlife viewing marine trips - even polar diving.  

Outfitters and wilderness lodges with experienced guides and local experts can arrange everything you need including port agency, permitting, provisioning, logistical support and vessels for a number of  types of boating expedition out of communities across Nunavut.

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World Class and World Record Sport Fishing

Before we go on, allow us to brag for moment — fishers in Nunavut hold 6 world records with the International Game Fish Association — from a saltwater all tackle record 32 pound Arctic Char to a freshwater fly rod record Lake Trout of 28 pounds. Now, for the cast: 

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Paddle north of the Arctic Circle in the most beautiful waters of the world. On the ocean, kayak alongside beluga whales, navigate the floe edge around floating ice while spotting colonies of kittiwakes, low-flying fulmars and king eider ducks, stopping to photograph seals, walrus and the unicorn like tusks of the narwhal. 

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ATV & Snowmobiling

It’s not the traditional way to get around, but it sure gets you around

ATVs and snowmobiling have become a modern alternative to trekking, snowshoeing or dogsledding. A new way to travel to the old places where you can ice fish, see the wildlife or get to and from our parks, sanctuaries, cultural sites and local communities. 

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Summer hiking and camping experiences include the migratory bird wetlands of Polar Bear Pass near Resolute; along the shores of Whale Cove for sightings of beluga whales; through wondrous Akshayuk Pass in the mountains of Auyuittuq National Park featuring magnificent Mount Thor and the world’s tallest vertical cliff face at 1,250 metres (4,101 feet) near Pangnirtung.

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Qimmiit, the plural of qimmiq, is the Inuktitut name for Canadian Inuit dogs - official animal of Nunavut and rarest and oldest dog breed in the world. Our brave, revered dogs pull strong and flexible qamutiit (sleds) and have helped us travel and hunt and provided loyal companionship for centuries in the Arctic. 

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You definitely need to discover it for yourself.

You have to see it for yourself, how the awesome vistas extend past the frame of what is represented in photos and videos. Hear authentic voices tell their stories first hand. Define your experience through direct perception, undergo a transformation through observing, encountering and participating first hand in the Spirit of the Arctic.

It’ll be good.

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What's on your travel bucket list? Experience the rare and unique arctic wildlife. Take a ride on a dog sled across ancient Inuit hunting trails. Witness centuries-old traditions in modern time. All of this is possible in Nunavut.