ARCTIC WINTER DISCOVERY

Winter – Arctic Discovery

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The true experience in the Arctic’s Capital
  • On demand – December to June 2022
  • On demand – December to June 2023

Experience an authentic adventure in Nunavut’s capital. Imagine, it’s winter and you’re travelling to the Canadian Arctic. Baffin Island awaits, home to Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut and the start of your authentic adventure through this beautiful and culturally rich land.

Engage with locals in Iqaluit while you explore town, stopping at landmarks, artisan shops or a museum. Travel across tundra or sea ice on a traditional dogsled. Venture deeper into the landscape on a sensational snowmobile excursion. Build an igloo and savour a cup of hot tea inside. Perhaps you’ll see the Northern Lights dance in waves of green across an inky sky, or witness the dawn of a new spring under 20 hours of daylight? You have left behind the well-trodden path, you’re on a Bucket List adventure with Inukpak Outfitting.

Daily Guided Excursions :

  • Historical & Cultural Guided Tour of Iqaluit

  • Dog sledding Excursion
  • Snowmobiling Excursion
  • Igloo Building Workshop
  • Custom Add-Ons

Experience our private, all-inclusive Winter Arctic Discovery program. This best-selling trip includes accommodation, ground transportation, expedition-grade apparel and footwear, daily guided excursions and more.

Inukpak Outfitting is dedicated to ensuring your Winter Arctic Discovery exceeds expectations. Please contact us to inquire about our flights at preferential rates between home and Iqaluit, additional nights, customizations and/or add-ons to this tour (Ice Fishing, Polynya/Snowmobile, and Igloo Building).

Historical & Cultural Tour of Iqaluit

  • Historical & Cultural Tour of Iqaluit

Congratulations—you have arrived in the Canadian Arctic. Up first, a perfect introduction to this land: tour the territorial capital of Nunavut with a welcoming Nunavummiuq (resident of Nunavut) as your guide.

  • Engage with your friendly host, discovering insights about daily life in this unique Inuit community.
  • Uncover fascinating local history as you tour the snowy streets—from the settlement of Frobisher Bay, to the official formation of Nunavut, to today.
  • This excursion is tailored to your interests—perhaps you’ll stop at Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre or Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, or visit boutique shops to peruse wares crafted by Nunavut’s many working artists.

Dogsledding Excursion

  • Dogsledding Excursion

A team of energetic Canadian Inuit Dogs barks and howls in anticipation—a picturesque scene in the wintery landscape. Today, you’re an Arctic musher. You’ll learn established dogsledding techniques from a talented guide before heading out on a fast-paced canine-powered adventure.

  • Interact with friendly, socialized dogs before the sled-run, getting hands-on while your guide hooks up a classic fan-hitch harnessing assembly.
  • During the early season (December through February), you’ll dogsled across tundra in scenic Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park; later-season excursions (March to June) will feature sled-runs onto the frozen Arctic sea.
  • Unharness, feed and assist in the care of your dependable dog team upon your return, bonding with these animals in gratitude for their hard work.

Snowmobiling Excursion

  • Snowmobiling Excursion

Sea ice heaves upwards, forming sculptures that glow blue in the Northern sunlight. Boundless tundra stretches north along Baffin Island’s great expanse. And you’re set to explore it via snowmobile—a machine both efficient and exciting that typifies the modern Arctic lifestyle.

  • Enjoy detailed training from an experienced guide, thenpilot your own snowmobile through an icy wonderland.
  • Travel on migration paths used by caribou for tens of thousands of years, keeping watch for rock ptarmigan and Arctic foxes along the way.
  • Follow the rhythm of the land as you explore—speed onto sea ice or ride for hours into the tundra—inspired by the territory and the people who call it home.

When a snowmobile is available per participant, you will be offered to drive your own if you wish so. Otherwise, two participants may have to share a double seating snowmobile and take turns for driving. A supplement can be paid, at the time of booking, to guaranty your access to your own snowmobile for the entire duration of the excursion/expedition, according to availability.

Driver must be an adult (19 years old+) w/ valid driver licence. If needed, participants may have to double up.

Igloo Building Workshop

Five-day tour or custom add-on only.
  • Igloo Building Workshop

It’s the essential Arctic experience—you’ll drive to nearby Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park to build a real igloo, from scratch, under the thoughtful instruction of your Igloo Master.

  • Learn the proper technique to build a sturdy and long-lasting igloo—just as Nunavut’s First Peoples have done for millennia.
  • Enjoy a snack and hot tea inside your newly built home, then pose for photos in and around the igloo—priceless souvenirs from this authentic Arctic adventure.

You want more ?

Available on demand, from December to June

  • Aurora Borealis Viewing

Inukpak Outfitting is dedicated to ensuring your Winter Arctic Discovery exceeds expectations. Please contact us to inquire about additional nights, customizations and/or add-ons to this tour.

  • With reliable aurora activity from December to April, Iqaluit is a world-class Northern Lights viewing destination.
  • Experience a snowmobiling excursion to the polynya—also known as the floe edge—on a daylong trip to an oasis of open water against the sea ice. This is traditional Inuit hunting ground; seal sightings are possible.
  • Combining the pleasure of driving your own snowmobile and going ice fishing, this program is a favourite for true fans of ice fishing.

ARCTIC DISCOVERY

WINTER

2022

December to June On demand

4 days (3 nights in hotel)
Per person double occupancy
(min. 2 / max. 4 participants)
3 excursions

Can$1135


5 days (4 nights in hotel)
Per person double occupancy
(min. 2 / max. 4 participants)
3 excursions + Igloo

Can$1580

2023

December to June On demand

4 days (3 nights in hotel)
Per person double occupancy
(min. 2 / max. 4 participants)
3 excursions

Can$1185


5 days (4 nights in hotel)
Per person double occupancy
(min. 2 / max. 4 participants)
3 excursions + Igloo

Can$1650

PROGRAM INCLUSIONS
Flight & Transportation
  • Ground transportation to/from airport and activities in Iqaluit.
Accommodations
  • Full-service hotel accommodation in Iqaluit. B&B option/Double occupancy
Resources & Equipment
  • Half-day excursions: Historical and cultural guided tour of Iqaluit, Dogsledding excursion, Snowmobiling excursion, Igloo building workshop (Included in the 5 days program)
  • Trail snacks and hot drinks during the half-day excursions. Lunch provided with full-day excursions.
  • Specialized equipment, safety and communication gear
  • Expedition-grade apparel and footwear (boots, insulated pants, parkas, mittens)
  • Bilingual guide (English/French)
Pricing alternatives
  • Solo traveller pricing available
  • Accommodation alternative
  • Preferred airfare available
Not included
  • Airfare from home to Iqaluit, NU (return) is NOT included.
  • Meals in Iqaluit
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Bad weather / out of our control, cancellation related fees
  • Gratuities 

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