SAFARI – ON THE TRACK OF THE FISHING POLAR BEARS

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QUEBEC and LABRADOR

FROM 11 115 $ CAD / 7 347 € / 8 681 $ US

Valid until 2/09/2018

Privately guided 7 days / 6 nights – (custom package available)

From Montreal

Guaranteed departure from 2 participants max. 6

You dream of polar bears? Join us in our quest to meet the fishing polar bears. Fly-out by floatplane along the Ungava and Labrador coast and photograph polar bears fishing for the migrating arctic char. This bear viewing tour provides excellent opportunities to capture gripping images of wildlife scenes.

View the video: POLAR BEAR FISHING ARCTIC CHAR IN NUNAVIK QUEBEC.

View the video (fully narrated): POLAR BEARS TRY TO CATCH ARCTIC CHAR.

Added Features of Rapid Lake Lodge

-Guaranteed departures for groups of two (2) or more.

-Watch polar bears feeding on migratory arctic char.

-Discover the astonishing landscapes of the Arctic Cordillera.

-Hiking on the arctic tundra.

-Early booking discount on some dates (please check with us).

Price per person, triple occupancy, 7 days / 6 nights, from 11 115 $ CAD / 7 347 € / 8 681 $ US (plus tax).
Our Price Includes:
  • >Round trip jet flight travel between Montreal and Kuujjuaq
  • >Round trip air travel between Kuujjuaq and Barnoin Ecolodge
  • >Group information meeting with your tour guide from Day 1 to Day 7
  • >Guided Photo safari by floatplane and on foot with a pilot-guide who speaks French and English
  • >Accommodations at Barnoin Ecolodge in cosy private cabins with access to hot showers and running water
  • >Full board, including dinner on the first day through breakfast on the last day
  • >Our outstanding “Ungava style” hors-d’œuvres
  • >Snacks and beverages between meals
  • >Free access to Wi-Fi
Not included:

Optional activities – can be added on request, personal gear, alcoholic drinks, taxes, tipping at your discretion (international standard 10-15 $ CAD /day/person)

Further detailed tax info is available in the “Rates” section. http://www.rapidlake.com/en/francais-tarifs/

 
Bivouac option

From our new fully equipped camp site, you will be closer to nature and wild animals of the region, fully immersed in the heart of the Arctic tundra.

Price per person in triple occupancy, 7 days / 6 nights from 9 350 $ CAD (plus tax).

 

Trip Profile

DEPARTURES: Montreal

FLIGHT TIME: about 3 hours

PACE: moderate

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: minimum of 2 and maximum of 6

TOUR GUIDE: guide who speaks French and English

HIKES/TREKS: easily accessible, not particularly demanding

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: floatplane and motorized boat

SMALL GROUPS SUPPLÉMENT: If the group consists of only 2 participants, a supplement will be applied

DATES 2018

2018, August 9-15 available

2018, August 15-21 in progress

2018, August 21-27 available

2018, August 27-September 2 in progress

2018, September 2-8 in progress

The states of booking fluctuate according to the options, the cancellations and the inscriptions.

These legends are not contractual but communicated for information purposes.

 

Trip Highlights

TRIP INTO THE WILDS

-Photographic safari and wildlife observation in absolutely exclusive places

-The stalked approaches

TRIP MEMORIES

-The polar bear ability to catch fish

-The unpredictable sight with the region wildlife (caribou, muskoxen, wolf, black bears, whales, walrus, seals…)

Your itinerary

Day 1: Montreal – Kuujjuaq – Barnoin Ecolodge. † Upon arrival at Barnoin, the manager-owner will welcome you with a cocktail and overview of your upcoming itinerary. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Day 2 and 3: Ungava coast. † The day start with a morning flight following the East Ungava coast always on the lookout for polar bear. We’ll explore this remote landscape not only by floatplane but also on foot. Accompanied with your professional guide you’ll walk on the arctic tundra where you will observe polar bears which fish, play and sometimes raise their young. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 4 and 5 : Labrador coast. † Fasten your seat belt and get ready to make a spectacular flight over the south ecozone of the Arctic Cordillera. Along the Labrador coastline you will appreciate the wonderful landscapes of mountains, fjords and cliffs. This flight between the ragged summits, the glaciated valleys and the bluish water lakes of the Torngat Mountains national park is a real pleasure for the photographers. In this wilderness region we’ll stop at various places where we’ll try to spot polar bears, black bears, caribous, musk oxen, wolves and arctic foxes. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Days 6: The Land’s end. † After breakfast, we’ll fly-out to Killineq at the continent  land’s end (the far north-eastern tip of North America). Killineq is in a wilderness area of great beauty, where wildlife is abundant. Expect to see polar bears, seals by the dozen and a great variety of sea birds. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 7: Return Trip. Breakfast at the Lodge.

Keep in Mind

The suggested tour is a general example and may be modified upon request. The itinerary is flexible based on local conditions and may occasionally occur in reverse order. Bushland flights are often subject to last-minute change depending on weather conditions, in which case the itinerary will be adapted to the best possible alternative. 2% discount for payment by cheque.

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The Barnoin Ecolodge is situated in Arctic Quebec “Nunavik” 1,500 km north of Montreal and 165 km east of Kuujjuaq. Ungava Bay is located less than 40 km north of the camp.  Three (3) km east of Barnoin you’ll find  Kuururjuaq Park and 50 km further to the East the Torngat Mountain National Park of Canada. It’s from Barnoin that you’ll fly out to experience authentic wildlife experiences.