Nunavik is a vast pristine territory of over 500,000 km2 located above the 55th parallel. Its name means “great land” in the Inuit language. The Torngat Mountains, home of Quebec’s highest peak, create a prime habitat for caribou as well as a great challenge for hikers and climbers. Nunavik is also a dream region for hunters and fishers in search of new experiences and a change of scenery, thanks to many outfitters on the land.

Northern colours: a fleeting sight to behold!

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From September onwards, Nunavik’s tundra and taiga landscapes take on a striking palette of colours ranging from bright red to blazing orange, on land and in the sky. It’s the perfect time to go hiking, watch amazing sunsets painted across the sky and pick colourful wild berries to the soothing murmur of rivers and the song of migratory birds. The northern lights also begin to illuminate the nights in shades of purple, blue and green, adding a touch of magic to this time of year. A trip to admire the fall colours of Nunavik is a unique precursor to reconnecting with nature and soaking up the beauty of this northern region.

Explore the magic of the North at Parc national des Pingualuit

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Located in the heart of the Ungava plateau, this park is an exceptional place to catch a view of the Northern Lights. Discover the spectacular 1.4-million-year-old meteoritic crater of Pingualuit with the purest clear blue water in the world. In the company of Inuit guides, explore the almost-lunar landscapes, between lake and rivers, canyons and valleys. Located two hours away by plane from Montreal, the park is open year-round for hiking, trekking, canoeing, kayaking and discovering Inuit culture. The vast expanses of the park lend themselves particularly well to the observation of nature and wildlife.

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