Date(s) Price(s)
April 7-16, 2023 $6,185 per person (inc airfare from Montreal)

Description

On this trip, we travel with Allen Gordon, an Inuk musher from Kuujjuaq. The trail between the two villages is about 100 miles throughout habitat ranging from boreal tree line to tundra. Along the way, we’ll try ice fishing for arctic char.

Wildlife includes caribou, wolf, arctic fox, and a living relic from the ice age—the musk ox. Most of the food is local fare, such as caribou, ptarmigan, and char.

The warmth, humility, and self-reliance of the Inuit will stay with you long after this arctic adventure.

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We can design custom trips for groups to any of the areas where we guide: Maine, Ouje-Bougoumou, Quebec, and Nunavik.

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Safety and Basic Information for Dog Sledding Trips

Our trips are conducted in a very safety conscious way. We spend a lot of time prepping the trails before a trip by removing branches and blown down trees, packing the trails by snowmobile once we get snow. This is for the guest’s comfort and also to make it easier for the dogs to pull the sleds.

We go out before a trip to check the ice if we are planning to go on the lake by using an ice chisel to find out the thickness of the ice. We often mark our trails with fir boughs so we can find our old base in case of snow storms.

All of our trips are snowmobile supported so we can lighten the loads the dogs are pulling, provide a better trail and also have a snow vehicle in the case of an emergency.

We carry a couple fire starters at all times, a satellite phone and two-way radios for communication among the dog sledding guides, cross country ski guides and snowmobile support drivers. We do check in calls once or twice a day to Mahoosuc’s home base so any emergencies from people’s homes can be relayed on to them on the trail.

We always carry a first aid kit for both humans and canines.

If weather or trails are unsafe for any reason we can always adjust our itinerary to continue to conduct a safe and enjoyable experience for our guests and our canine friends.

Our trips are alcohol free for both guests and guides.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Best Western Motel Plus– Montreal – by 7 p.m.

Day 2

Fly with First Air to Kuujuuaq – flight departure 10 a.m. arrival.

Time 12:20 p.m.

Check in to hotel in Kuujjuaq – meet our guide, Allen Gordon.

Snowmobile ride to historic old Hudson Bay Trading.

Post – Old Fort Chimo.

Check out clothing systems for the trail.

Supper in town.

Day 3

Departure in a.m. to Diana Lake, stay at community cabin (35 miles).

Day 4

Departure to Wolf Lake Camp, stay at Allen Gordon’s cabin.

Day 5

Departure to Qamanialuk (35 miles).

Day 6

Departure to Dry Bay camp (25 miles).

Day 7

Rest day at Dry Bay, we observe Umingmak (musk-oxen) and ancient archeologist sites.

Day 8

Departure to Qalialuk (20 miles).

Day 9

Departure to Kuujjuaq (25 miles).

Stay in hotel.

Day 10

Town tour in a.m.

Lunch.

Departure to Montreal at 2:30 p.m.

Arrival in Montreal at 4:55 p.m.

Say good-byes.