Embark on an adventure in the Gyrfalcon Islands of Nunavik in Northern Quebec! Witness nature in its purest form with the world’s largest tides and tidal currents: Ungava Polar Eco-Tours offers you an adventure out of the ordinary with polar bears, northern lights and an immersion in the Inuit culture.
Ungava Polar Eco-Tours is an eco-tourism business that will bring to the clients an adventure in the Gyrfalcon Islands, home of the world’s largest tides and tidal currents. Ungava is led by James May and Jonathan Grenier.
James May is an Inuit man who was born and raised in Kuujjuaq, but now resides in Tasiujaq. He has a vast experience in tourism working with outfitters since a young age.
Jonathan Grenier is also an Inuit man born and raised in Kuujjuaq, who has been a local fishing guide on the Koksoak river for the past 12 years.
Ungava Polar Eco-Tours will fulfill the needs of the clients by offering a unique adventure of a lifetime. While staying in state-of-the-art accommodations for such a remote area, they will soon discover what the beautiful Gyrfalcon Islands have to offer: a rare and unique occasion to combine features that are found nowhere else in the world.
Our clients will embark on an adventure starting from Montreal, QC. They will travel to Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, QC, and then transfer flights to travel to the Gyrfalcon Islands.
Upon arrival, they will be greeted by our local team of guides to start their 5-day adventure.
Nunavut and Nunavik are two different regions of Northern Canada inhabited by the Inuit community. Nunavik is located in the northern region of Quebec and is delimited by the Ungava Bay to the north, the Hudson Bay to the west and Newfoundland and Labrador. Nunavut covers most of Canada’s north territories past the 55th north parallel, and is also home to many Inuit communities.
Nunavik has an incredible variety of animals, both on land and in the water. We are proud to offer our customers an experience where they can see famous land animals and marine mammals:
Fishing season in the north of the province is famous around the world. Flying over to the Ungava Bay rewards fishing amateurs with lakes and rivers filled with Atlantic salmon, arctic char and many varieties of trout. The region is also home to the caribou, to the delight of hunters around the world!
The national parks of Nunavik are havens of nature where visitors go to appreciate this vast territory which has kept its natural characteristics, landscapes and wildlife intact. Pingualuit Park conceals lunar-looking landscapes and an impressive, perfectly round meteor crater whose waters are exceptionally pure. Kuururjuaq National Park brings together the magnificent valley of the Koroc River and the spectacular peaks of the Torngat Mountains dominated by Mont D’Iberville which culminates at 1646 meters, which gives it the title of the highest peak in the east of the Canada. Tursujuq National Park, with its 26,107 square kilometers, is the largest park in Quebec. This territory is bordered by the fabulous cuestas, by Lake Tasiujaq as well as by the double crater of Lake Wiyâshâkimî. And finally, Ulittaniujalik National Park whose picturesque landscapes have been produced by a variety of geological and geomorphological phenomena. The Pyramid Peak, symbol of the park, also features shore lines testifying to a 7,000-year-old history. The parks of Nunavik offer endless possibilities for thrilling excursions allowing the discovery of sublime landscapes and an ancient culture.
Proud of their unique ancestral heritage, the Inuit of Nunavik are more than happy to share their way of life with visitors keen on discovering their vibrant culture. No matter where you go in these remote regions far north, associations like the Nunavik tourism association make sure to transmit visitors cultural elements of the Nunavik Inuit culture through activities and experiences such as throat singing.