Inns North - Kugaaruk,
Inns North in Kugaaruk is owned and operated by the members
of the Koomiut
Co-operative. The cozy hotel has eight rooms (two ensuite,
six with shared facilities) to accommodate 16 guests. Each room
has cable TV and a VCR. The hotel dining room provides guest
meals at scheduled times during the day, and fare is home style
and hearty. The rates are $185 per person and include complimentary
The community of Kugaaruk has a Sea Kayaking Adventure program
led by knowledgeable local Inuit guides. Sea kayaking is available
during July and August. All equipment is available and is inclusive
in the rates. For those experienced paddlers, the equipment
can be rented from the Co-op for self guided tours. The duration
of the trip is approximately seven days, for further information
please contact us directly. Hint…it is some of the most spectacular
sea kayaking in the world! Think marine life, icebergs, and
blue-green waters, base camps on islands…
Local Meaning: Lots of Bowhead Whales
This community is found on the Simpson Peninsula, and has been
known for generations for its excellent seal hunting grounds.
Surrounded by rugged scenery, Kugaaruk has long been occupied
by the Netsiligmiut-- the people of the seal.
Sea kayaking expeditions led by local Inuit guides who accompany
adventurers in the clear blue waters along the Boothia coast.
History and nature come alive as the guides share their special
knowledge of the land with you. The waters are alive with marine
animals such as Bowhead whales, narwhals, and walrus and, of
course, seals. The rocky coastline offers up glimpses of falcons,
caribou, and polar bear. This adventure is open to novice and
beginner paddlers for the first tour date in July, after the
first trip it is best suited to experienced wilderness paddlers
for the rest of the dates in August.
Abundant opportunity for hiking at Kugaaruk - see an Inukshuk,
the oil drum cross left by missionaries, photograph arctic animals
in their natural habitat, visit historic campsites where ancient
Inuit hunted and fished.
Curious in Kugaaruk
Caribou, Seals, Narwhal, Walrus, Bowhead Whales, and Polar
Falcons, Rough-legged Hawks, Snowy Owls, Seagulls, Ravens,
Terns, Jaegers, Ptarmigans, Cranes, Ducks, Geese, Swans
Carvers of Whalebone, Ivory & Stone
Historic Camp Sites
For the Adventurous in Kugaaruk
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