Chesterfield Inlet guarantees the fishing trip of a lifetime being close to several excellent fishing spots. You’ll find arctic char and lake trout. Local outfitters or guides 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 northern community, and is an adventurous and informative hike.
Fish in an 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, cod or char. Arctic char fishing is best done on frozen lakes in spring April or May, and summer along the coast, June to August.
Outfitters can take you on a package tour to the best fishing sites on the coastal shore or fishing lake. In summer, you can travel or arranged a day boat trip or atv to cast, lake trout or arctic char. Visitors or adventurers also explore this area by canoe or kayak. Small planes or helicopters can be scheduled for charter in summer or fall, weather changes quickly without warning. In summer months, arm yourself against mosquitoes. Fishing licences’ can be obtain from Conservation Officer, the Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut phone: (867) 898-9130 or fax: (867) 898-9135.
Chesterfield Inlet is home to a large healthy herd of tundra caribou. There is an opportunity for a successful hunt to be added to the record-book of trophy’s. The outpost camps are generally located in different areas along the coast. These camps or day trips are accessible boat trip or atv trail near Chesterfield Inlet or various outpost of guides, tourism outfitters or tour operators.
Enjoy the vast scenery of beautiful tundra landscape, or experience the hospitality of Inuit culture in our community. Caribou tags must be issued by the Conservation Officer for licence big game guides, tourism outfitters or tour operators for sport hunt. Sport hunting licence must be obtained from Conservation Officer, the Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut. Caribou sport hunt begin August 15, and ends June 30 of every season.
It is important to plan your visit before hiking venture, canoe or kayak. Adventurers or visitors should be aware of wildlife or knowledge before trail outing or hiking. Information on wildlife or marine mammals contact Aqigiq Hunters & Trappers Organization phone: 1-867-898-9063 or Conservation Officer, the Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut phone: 1-867-898-9130
Chesterfield Inlet Outfitters or Guides can organize:
- wildlife watching adventures
- hiking on the tundra
- day-long sports fishing & camp; hunting expeditions
- visits with local carvers
- boating trips or eco-tourism
- atv day trips
- kayak trips
- dog team sled day trip
Information on Tourism Outfitters, Guides or Dog-Team Sled day trip:
Information on tourism outfitters or guides contact Economic Development Officer, Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet phone: 1-867-898-9206. For accommodations contact Tangmavik Hotel/ Inns North toll-free: 1-888-866-6784 (reservation) phone: 1-867-898-9975 (Office) or Chesterfield Inlet Holding Corporation Bed & Breakfast phone: 1-867-898-9292 (reservation). Information on Dog-team sled day trips or rates contact Dog Team Guide
Note: Licence tourism outfitters or guides determine upon annual licence renewal.