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 adventurous 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 or 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. Visitors/ adventurers 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 licences 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 contact the Conservation Officer
Chesterfield Inlet is home to a large, healthy herd of tundra Caribou. There is a great opportunity for a successful hunt to be added to the “Record-Book of Trophy’s”, 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 on 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 licences must be obtained from the Conservation Officer, the Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut. The Caribou Sport Hunts begins August 15th, and ends June 30th of every season.
It is important to plan your visit before hike or adventure on land/ canoe, and kayak; be aware of wildlife when venturing or trail outing on tundra. Information about wildlife or marine mammals, contact the local Aqigiq Hunters & Trappers Organization phone: 1-867-898-9063 or the local Conservation Officer, Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut phone: (867) 898-9130
Information relating to Big Game Outfitter Licence, Travel or Tourism Outfitter Licence, contact the local Conservation Officer, Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut Telephone: (867) 898-9130 or 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
- Dog Team sledding day trip
Information on Tourism Outfitters/ Guides or Dog-Team Sled 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 or Tangmavik Inns North/ Hotel Toll-Free: 1-888- 866-6784 (reservation) Phone: 1-867- 898-9975 (office). Information on Dog-team sled Day trips, excursion or rates contact the Dog Team Guide
Note: Licence Tourism Outfitters or Guides determine upon annual Licence renewal.