Chesterfield Inlet promises the fishing trip of a lifetime being close to several excellent fishing spots. You’ll find Arctic Char and Lake Trout. Local outfitters will be happy to take you out for a day of fishing not to be forgotten. In addition, the Trans Canada Trail goes through this arctic community and is an enjoyable and informative hike.
Fish in an arctic river, troll on the waters of Hudson Bay, go ice fishing, or cast from the shore. Expect to catch throughout the year arctic grayling, lake trout, white fish and cod. Char fishing is best done through frozen lakes in spring from April or May, and summer along the coast in July and August.
Outfitters are available to take you on package tour to the best fishing grounds in the North. In summer, you can travel by boat or ATV to fish for lake trout or arctic char. Many visitors also explore this area by canoe/ kayak. Small planes and helicopters are available for charter in summer and fall. Weather changes quickly and without warning. In summer months, arm your-self against mosquitoes. Fishing licenses can be obtained from the Conservation Officer – the Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut Phone: (867) 898-9130 or Fax: (867) 898-9135 for more information or E-mail: Conservation Officer
Chesterfield Inlet is home to a large, healthy herd of Barren Ground Caribou. There is a great opportunity for a successful hunt to be added to the “Record-Book of Trophy’s”. The Out-post camps are generally located in different areas along the coast. These camps are accessible by boat trip or ATV around Chesterfield Inlet area depending upon the location of caribou Sport hunters/ Guides, Tourism outfitters or Operators.
Enjoy the vast scenery of the beautiful tundra landscape, and experience the hospitality of the Inuit culture in our community. Caribou tags must be issued by the Conservation Officer for licensed Big game Guides, Tourism Outfitters or Tour operators in caribou Sport hunts. Big game hunting licenses must be obtained from the Conservation Officer, the Department of Environment. The Caribou Sport Hunts begins August 15th and ends on June 30th of every season.
It is important to plan your visit or before hike, adventure out on the land, and canoe or kayak; be aware of wildlife when venturing or trail out on the tundra. For more information about wildlife or marine mammals contact the Aqigiq Hunters & Trappers Organization Phone: 1-867-898-9063 E-mail: Aqigiq HTO or the Conservation Officer at the Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut office Phone: (867) 898-9130 E-mail: Conservation Officer
For information relating to Big Game Outfitter License, Travel or Tourism Outfitter License, contact the local Conservation Officer, the Department of Environment – Kivalliq Regional Office, Government of Nunavut Telephone: (867) 898-9130 or Fax: (867) 898-9135 E-mail: Conservation Officer
Outfitters from Chesterfield Inlet can organize:
- Wildlife watching adventures
- Hiking on the tundra lands
- Day-long sports fishing & camp; hunting expeditions
- Visits with local carvers
- Boating trips/ Eco-tourism
- ATV day trips
- Kayak trips
Information on Tourism Outfitters/ Guides in Chesterfield Inlet:
Information about Tourism Outfitters or Guides in Chesterfield Inlet, contact Economic Development Officer at the Hamlet Office Phone: 1-867- 898-9206 E-mail: Economic Development Officer or Tangmavik Inns North/ Hotel Toll-Free: 1-888- 866-6784 (reservation) Phone: 1-867- 898-9975 (office).
Note: Licence Tourism Outfitters or Guides determine upon annual Licence renewal.