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Ungava Polar Ecotour Adventure

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Discover the home of some of the highest tides in the world in Ungava Bay while exploring Gyrfalcon Island and experiencing the Inuit community and culture on this 7-day tour in the Northern Quebec Region. This Ungava Polar Ecotour adventure offers an opportunity to explore this remote and pristine region while experiencing the beauty of the Arctic wilderness. Throughout the trip, witness the unique animals in their natural habitat with the help of experienced Inuk guides. Discover and learn about the local culture while exploring the different sites on the island, known for their stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife, while staying in unique dome shelters, fortified for the elements. Enjoy daily guided excursions such as ATVs, riding fat bikes, and boat tours around the Gyrfalcon Islands.
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  • Explore Gyrfalcon Island and see unique wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Experience massive tidal currents in the Ungava Peninsula
  • Enjoy activities such as hiking, boat tours, or riding fat bikes and ATVs
  • Learn about the traditions, history, and way of life of the Inuit community
  • Have a chance to witness the dancing colors of the Northern Lights
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Activity Level: Moderate
Activities that provide a reasonable level of physical challenge and elevate the heart rate. Focused on more active pursuits including multisport tours. Travelers may be active 5-7 hours total each day. Recommended for travelers with active lifestyles.

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Day 1: Montreal | Fly to Kuujjuaq | Gyrfalcon Island

The Ungava Polar Ecotour experience begins from Montreal, Canada. Get ready for a unique and exciting journey as you embark on your first flight of the day from Montreal to Kuujjuaq. In just 2 hours and 20 minutes, you'll arrive at your destination, where a friendly team member will be waiting to greet and assist you with your luggage transfer to the Twin-otter aircraft. From there, your adventure continues as you make your way to Tiercel Island site, where you'll be welcomed by the team upon arrival at the runway. From the runway, you will have the option to ride to camp or hike the short distance and stretch your legs. Get ready to begin a week-long expedition filled with excitement, adventure, and breathtaking scenery. As you settle into your accommodation, the site coordinator will provide a briefing to ensure you're fully prepared for the busy days ahead. What better way to kick off your adventure than with a delicious dinner and drinks by the fire, while bonding with your fellow travelers and sharing stories, before a good night's rest.

Day 2: Gyrfalcon Islands Exploration

The first full day of adventure will start with an amazing boat tour around the Gyrfalcon Islands. It will be the perfect occasion for all the guests to view and photograph wildlife, such as polar bears, muskoxen, caribous, seals, birds, and even whales. Your guide will be there to help spot these various creatures as you cruise along the inlets and coastline and assist with photographing these encounters.

Day 3: Gyrfalcon Islands Exploration

Today will start with a hike to explore the island with one of your experienced Inuk guides. Guests will discover and learn about the Inuk culture while exploring the different sites visited. It will be the perfect opportunity for the guest to completely immerse themselves in nature and experience the sounds of the land.

Day 4: Gyrfalcon Islands Exploration

Still accompanied by one of the experienced Inuk guides, all guests will once again set off to explore the island, this time on a fat bike for a completely different experience. Thanks to the bikes, guests will have the chance to cover the distance of the whole island, exploring farther locations that could not be reached on foot.

Day 5: Gyrfalcon Islands Exploration

The fifth day will be reserved for another boating excursion around the islands for another chance to view the ever-changing landscapes and more opportunities to spot wildlife. Boating provides the most opportunities to observe the wildlife undisturbed in their natural environment and is often the highlight of your time at Ungava.

Day 6: Gyrfalcon Islands Exploration

An ATV tour of the island and a boat ride to take the final look at the landscape will mark the last day of adventure. A delicious gastronomic meal will be served, followed by drinks under the northern lights (if active) and next to a warm fire. Share stories and photos of your week with other guests as you prepare to head back to Montreal in the morning. 

Day 7: Fly Kuujjuaq to Montreal | Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, all guests will hop back on the twin-otter for a return flight to Kuujjuaq, to then connect on the regional flight back to Montreal. From here, make your way to your home destination.

Please Note: Itineraries are always personalized based on the preferences of each tour group. Activities are also adapted according
to the weather conditions. The proposed itinerary and order of experiences is subject to change at any time. 


Ungava Polar Eco-Tours Shelter Domes

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  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • 5 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Charter flights from Montreal to Kuujjuaq and return.
  • Twin Otter flights from Kuujjuaq to Ungava basecamp and return.
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Pre or post program hotel in Montreal


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Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.


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