4 days/3 nights
Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut
Mondays, from Ottawa
Pangnirtung (pop. 1481 in 2016) is a hospitable hamlet community that enjoys a spectacular location with panoramic views across the vertiginous flanks of Pangnirtung Fjord. A visitor to Pangnirtung, affectionately known as Pang, will experience the traditional warmth and hospitality of northern communities, but the main attraction here is the wilderness of Auyuittiq National Park - full of incredible glaciers, waterfalls, some of the world's most enormous vertical cliffs, and dramatically named peaks like Mounts Thor and Asgard. Your visit to Pangnirtung places you within a stone's throw of 19,089 square kilometres of untouched, glacier-scoured terrain.
Our Touch of the Arctic: PANGNIRTUNG program is designed to get you started on your northern adventure. It's a framework to which we can add anything and everything you need to make your vacation truly yours.
Return flights from Ottawa
Three nights' accommodation in Pangnirtung
Meals with Inns North
Pangnirtung information pack
Information and pre-trip advice and planning
Tours and excursions
Items of a personal nature
Boat tours on Cumberland Sound
Hiking in Auyuittuq National Park
Qekerten Territorial Park
Who should visit Pangnirtung?
Hikers, climbers, skiers, and anyone in search of really awe-inspiring scenery should have Pangnirtung on their bucket-list. If you are an active sort with a passion for outdoor adventure, then Pangnirtung, known as the southern gateway to Auyuittuq National Park, is your mecca. With everything from boat trips to day hikes to multi-day camping excursions, Pang is an outdoor heaven. Like Qikiqtarjuaq, it's also a great 'base-camp' for back-country hiking trips in summer or, for the really adventurous, back country ski trips in winter.
You will also find great wildlife opportunities in Pangnirtung - the hamlet is located on ground borrowed from polar bears, caribou, arctic hares and foxes, and arctic wolves, which can often be seen on your excursions. If you opt for a boat trip then look out for seals, narwhals, beluga whales, and a plethora of terrestrial and marine birdlife.
And, don't panic, if the scenery sounds great but you're not that excited by getting sweaty hiking up hills, then there are fabulous options to explore the Pangnirtung area by boat and with short land excursions tailored to your desired activity level.
If you chose to travel to Pangnirtung, what might my trip look like?
Remember, what follows is just a flavour of the activities available in Pangnirtung.
Day one will be spent enjoying Northern hospitality aboard your flight from Ottawa via Iqaluit, before landing and getting settled into your hotel. There's a lot to look at, and two great places to start to get oriented are the Angmarlik Visitors Centre and the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre. here you can find out about the community, and also enquire for local conditions reports for your trips into Auyuittuq.
You have more time to spend here in Pang? Lucky you! Try a trip to Qekerten Territorial Park to see the old whaling station and other artefacts and displays, plus do a bit of hiking nearby. Safety needs to be a priority on this trip as it's not unusual to see polar bears! Or you might consider taking another boat ride to take advantage of the fishing opportunities, or perhaps just spend a day soaking up the peaceful way of life in this artistic little community and visiting the cultural centre of town; the Uqqurmuit Inuit Arts Centre. Community tours available on request.
DEPARTURE DATES - 2018
From Ottawa, dependant on flight schedules
$3,447.15 CAD per person based on double occupancy.
$4,209.90 CAD per person based on single occupancy.
Prices are shown in CAD$, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room or one person in a single. These are "starting from" prices and your actual program price will depend on the availability of flights and accommodation as well as local touring you may add.
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