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Daily life in this community is closely tied to the mighty river. The ebb and flowof its tides are continually altering the landscape and they impose their rhythm on the practice of Kuujjaq summer activities. The boreal forest is present around Kuujjuaq. Patches of black spruce and larch stand in marshy valleys.

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When the HBC moved upstream closer to the airstrips init was followed by the remaining families that still lived across the river at Fort Chimo. Ina Catholic mission was established, followed by a nursing station, a school and a weather station. Come winter, the tree line also makes a great shelter to enjoy a snowmobile or dogsled ride out on the land, scanning the sparkly white landscape for s of wildlife along the way such as ptarmigans, Arctic hares, foxes and wolves, or even a small herd of noble prehistoric muskoxen or stray families of caribou.

Mosquitos can be particularly difficult in summer. By the s, Fort Chimo included two dormitories, two warehouses, oil and salt sheds, and carpentry, cooperage, and machinist workshops. The annual migrations of the George River caribou herd pass through the region throughout August and September.

Over the next four years, he succeeded in establishing an efficient riverine connection with Fort Smith on Lake Melvillebut the trade at Chimo itself was so sparse that the trails they found were simply used to supply Fort Naskaupi in the rich interior. The ebb and flow of its tides are continually altering the landscape, imposing their rhythm on the practice of traditional summer activities, whether fishing, mussel picking or camping. The boreal forest is present around Kuujjuaq. Located on the west shore of the Koksoak River, about 50 kilometres upstream from Ungava Bay, the daily life of this bustling community is closely tied to the mighty river.

In the evening, enjoy Katadjak throat singers who will entertain you with a traditional performance. According to their journal, the Inuit of the Koksoak River were very interested in having a Moravian mission in the area, but after reaching a little farther than "Pilgerruh" " Pilgrim 's Rest" on "Unity's Bay" they turned back for home. Since Kuujjuaq is located on the Northern Lights belt, from September to March, the longer fall and winter nights provide ample opportunities to gaze upon the spectacular aurora borealis sweeping across dark blue skies.

Its tides regularly change the local landscape, while their rhythm strongly influences the traditional summer activities.

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Ina co-operative was created. Black spruce and larch grow in the marshy valleys Kuujnuaq the village. Transportation[ edit ] With ocean access and two runways at the Kuujjuaq AirportKuujjuaq is the transportation hub of the entire region. Following the construction of a U. Although the tree line is very close, the boreal forest is present around Kuujjuaq.

Ina Catholic mission was established, followed by a nursing station, a school and a Kuujjhaq station. Kuujjuaq also witnesses annual migrations of the George River caribou herd.

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Patches of black spruce and larch stand in marshy valleys. Meet some of the village's artists and elders. And what would you say about ending the day by catching a movie at the local cinema? Inuktitut is commonly used, and many older people speak only that language.

You land at the gateway of Ungava Bay. The fort not reopened untilwhen it was thought necessary to curtail the trade going to the Moravians in the area and the steamboat Labrador made resupplying the distant outpost easier. The site was eventually adapted as the Kuujjuaq Airportwhich now includes a Nav Canada air-traffic control facility that relays information on flights in northern Canada to Montreal.

The first Europeans to have contact with local Inuit were Moravians. Before you return to Montreal, you will enjoy sitting down with elders who will tell you stories of long ago while sipping down a traditional tea and savoring bannock. History[ edit ] Aroundthe Hudson's Kuujjuaw Company HBC started the fur trade business in Kuujjuaa by establishing a post on the east shore of the Koksoak River, about 5 km downstream from the present-day settlement.

Climate[ edit ] In summer, expect bright sunshine, wind, rain and perhaps even snow. The high cost of maintaining and supplying the base, however, led to it being shuttered in late summer and its equipment and personnel moved to Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island.

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Snow can arrive as early as mid-September. These animals pass through the region throughout August and September. These animals pass through the region throughout August and September. Governor Simpson 's plan was to attract trade from the Inuit of the surrounding territory as well as from the islands and ice sheets north of the Kuujjuqa. Whether passing through, in town for business or a visit, Kuujjuaq Kuujjuuaq a lot to offer to those willing to stay over or make the trip for an adventure out of the ordinary.

For the afternoon, we propose a visit to the local Fire Station, arena, churches, water distribution system as well as driving by the hydroelectric station and the petroleum distribution installation; then how about a visit to the local radio station where broadcasts are aired Kuujuuaq Inuktitut. It is the largest community in Nunavik, with a total population of 2, census.

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Kuujjuaq was known before by another name, that of Fort Chimo. Socialize with Kuujjuaq residents. Decide which of our proposed activities you'd enjoy. Please configure the portlet correctly. Old Chimo: original settlement a few kilometres downstream on the opposite shore. An error occured when submitting.

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Buzzing with activity, the Northern village of Kuujjuaq boasts a few hotels, a restaurant and lounge, a bar and sports pub, three general stores, arts and crafts shops, an arena and gym, a new church, and a bank. Pitakallak School serves students from kindergarten to grade 3, while Jaanimmarik School [12] serves students Kuyjjuaq grade 4 to secondary 5. The post closed inthen reopened in In winter, blizzards can whip up in just a few hours.

Pack long underwear, a fleece jacket, knitted hat, polarized sunglasses, insect repellent and protective clothing. In the winter of —, fish and game were so scarce that the agents were forced to scatter into open camps around the countryside to survive as best they could.

For more information please. A nursing station, a school and a weather station were built soon after. The fort was usually supplied by the steamer Eric, while a smaller refrigerated steamer picked up the salmon haul. Discover the organizations and Kuuijuaq offered to the Inuit of Kuujjuaq and Nunavik.