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 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 on frozen lakes in spring April or May, and summer along the coast July or August.
Outfitters are available to take you on package tour to the best fishing grounds on the coastal shore or fishing lake areas. In summer, you can travel by boat or atv to fish for lake trout or arctic char. Visitors or adventurers also explore this area by canoe or kayak. Small planes or helicopters are available for charter in summer or fall, weather changes quickly without warning. In summer months, arm yourself against mosquitoes. Fishing licences can be obtained from the Conservation Officer, 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 coast. These camps are accessible via boat trip or atv trail near Chesterfield Inlet area determine upon location of Sport Guides, Tourism outfitters or Operators.
Enjoy 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 Licenced Big game Guides, Tourism Outfitters or Tour operators in caribou sport hunts. Big game hunting Licences must be obtained from the Conservation Officer, Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut. Caribou sport hunts begin August 15, ends June 30, every season.
It is important to plan your visit before hiking venture on land, canoe or kayak. Adventurers or visitors must be aware of wildlife 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 lands
- 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:
Information on Tourism Outfitters or Guides in Chesterfield Inlet, contact Economic Development Officer (Hamlet Office) Phone: 1-867-898-9206 or the Tangmavik Hotel/ Inns North Toll-Free: 1-888-866-6784 (reservation) Phone: 1-867-898-9975 (Office). Information on Dog-team Sled day Trips, Excursion or Rates contact Dog Team Guide
Note: Licence Tourism Outfitters or Guides determine upon annual Licence renewal.