The basecamp has a helicopter on site allowing guests to take a 15-min helicopter tour over the highest peaks of the Torngat Mountains. Touch down anywhere giving you the option to hike a few hours over the tundra, through willows and over grassy fields and bright flowers back to the basecamp – or take the helicopter directly back to basecamp.
Explore historical Inuit sites by boat - Inuit ancestors have travelled throughout the area for more than 5,000 years. “Torngat” comes from the Inuit word torngait which means “place of spirits.” During the week, keep an eye out for Polar Bears and other wildlife while visiting ancient sites that were home to the Inuit in earlier times such as Hebron (the site of an abandoned Inuit village complete with remnants of buildings and a restored missionary church) and Sallikuluk (Rose Island). These trips will be conducted with the Nunatsiuvut Inuit, Parks Canada guides, and arctic researchers where you can have the opportunity to observe and possibly participate in arctic research ‘in action’.
Take the kayaks out - both doubles and single kayaks - down spectacular fjords where the Inuit ancestors have camped and walked before. Stop for lunch to listen to the Inuit tell ancient stories and legends of the area as you sip on hot tea and eat hot food that has been prepared over an open fire.
Along with bear guards hike the spectacular valley, full of blooming flowers and braided streams. Chances of an inland polar bear encounter is rare, but precautions are taken nonetheless. A helicopter heli-hike will also be done. Why not try to hike to the top of the 1000 foot high mountain in behind the Base Camp to reward yourself with sweeping panoramic views of the Torngat Mountains. (B/L/D)