Northern village located in a valley surrounded by a vast array of mountains. It is located 10 km from the Hudson Strait. It used to be referred to as Wakeham Bay until the municipality was established and readopted its Inuktitut name.
Currently operating a copper and nickel mine. It is also known for its access to Pingualuit National Park, where tourists can find the Pingualuit Crator.
Visitors may also want to visit the double fjord, Douglas Harbour, and Qikertaaluk Island or Qajartalik – known to have remnants of semi-subterranean houses built by Inuit 800 years ago and petroglyph masks dating back to 1200 years.
Kangiqsujuaq – www.fcnq.ca
Kangiqsujuaq – Makivik Corporation
“The very large bay” At the mouth of George’s River
Kuururjuaq National Park:
Opened in 2009, this park covers 4460 km2 from Ungava Bay all the way to the peak of Mont D’Iberville in the Torngat Mountains.
Highest peak of Eastern North America, 1646 metres tall.
Koroc River, shores lined with archeological gems.
Created in 2013. Spans 26,107 km2 near the shores of Hudson Bay.
Crossroads of Inuit and Cree cultures.
Creation date: July 18, 2013
Area: 26,106.7 km2.
Administrative region: Nord-du-Québec.
Natural regions: Hudsonian Plateau, Hudsonian Cuestas and Ungava Plateau.
Largest National Park in eastern North America.
Seals, belugas. Name refers to gully. River basin barbour seal population living in fresh water, which is found nowhere else in the world. Great value for cultural traditions.
Human presence more than 3000 years.
Created in 2016. The second-largest national park in Quebec.
Inuit and Naskapi peoples
Akpatok Island – Ungava Bay
Akpatok Island is a large island locatedin Ungava Bay’s northwestern sector. This island is largely made of limestone. It is a sanctuary for birds that nest on the cliffs. Many marine mammals such as walrus, whales and polar bears frequently visit the island using ice floes. This is a traditional hunting ground for Inuit peoples and an important migratory habitat site for birds.
Cliffs range from 150-250 metres above the sea, with massive ravines leading to the top plateau. There is a lot of history on this island involving the ancient Dorset settlement and an old oil well that was drilled in the 1970s. No one lives on this island today.
This village is located on Diana Bay’s Eastern Shore. It is a peninsula that comes out into the Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay.
Inuit have occupied this land around 1400 or 1500 AD. It is known for having archeological sites showing evidence the area has been populated for around 3,500 years.
This area has a long history of trading and harvesting in the 1900s. The first nursing station, post office and general store were built in the 1960s. Quaqtaq was not legally established as a Northern Village until 1978. This village is located just west of Akpatok Island.
Known for the wild musk ox – imported in the 1960s, thriving to numbers of over 2000. This is Nunavik’s largest community. It is 50 km upstream from Ungava Bay on the Koksoak River. Visitors will also find a boreal forest with marshy valleys holding a population of caribou migrating through in late summer.