Inuit tours in Nunavut

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Visitors to the town of Arviat, on the west coast of Hudson Bay in Canada’s northern Nunavut province, can enjoy Inuit-operated cultural activities, including traditional hunting, dogsled rides and storytelling, trying foods like caribou and musk ox, and seeing places of historical interest, such as Qikiqtaarjuk, with evidence of 800-plus years of human occupation. Seasonal tours focus on wildlife, including caribou and polar bear migrations.

There are three places to stay in Arviat: the Padlei Hotel (888/866-6784, www.arviathotel.com), at about $220 per person per night; Katimavik Suites (Box 420, Arviat, Nunavut, X0C 0E0, Canada; 867/857-2752, www.katimavik suites.com), and Bayside Bed & Breakfast (867/857-2653). Arviat has an airport, with flights to Rankin Islet, Churchill and Winnipeg.

To customize a program, contact Arviat tourist coordinator Olivia Tagalik (867/857-2921; arviat.tourism@gmail.com).

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Visitors to the town of Arviat, on the west coast of Hudson Bay in Canada’s northern Nunavut province, can enjoy Inuit-operated cultural activities, including traditional hunting, dogsled rides and storytelling, trying foods like caribou and musk ox, and seeing places of historical interest, such as Qikiqtaarjuk, with evidence of 800-plus years of human occupation. Seasonal tours focus on wildlife, including caribou and polar bear migrations.

There are three places to stay in Arviat: the Padlei Hotel (888/866-6784, www.arviathotel.com), at about $220 per person per night; Katimavik Suites (Box 420, Arviat, Nunavut, X0C 0E0, Canada; 867/857-2752, www.katimavik suites.com), and Bayside Bed & Breakfast (867/857-2653). Arviat has an airport, with flights to Rankin Islet, Churchill and Winnipeg.

To customize a program, contact Arviat tourist coordinator Olivia Tagalik (867/857-2921; arviat.tourism@gmail.com).