There are fishing areas nearby, or along Bay front coast of Spurrell harbour within walking distance, or ATV trail. Try your luck to catch lake trout, arctic grayling, white fish, cod, or arctic char. Take photo op of breathtaking scenery of surrounding land area, or Bay front waters, plant life, berries, birds, wildlife or marine mammals, and archaeological or Heritage sites back-in-time. The Thule sites, sod foundation is still visible can be viewed, or request for a tour of Heritage buildings, or Fox Trap island. Eco boat trips, canoe, kayak or ATV day trail can be arranged with local Guide June, July, August, or September, weather permitting.
The Fullerton outpost establish 1901, was a year round presence of the first Royal North West Mounted Police, in an attempt to established sovereignty by the Federal Government, with activities of the American whalers turn of the twentieth century. Cape Fullerton R.N.W.M.P post was set up, mainly to serve as a customs post for activities of the American whalers, and to administer whaling licences, collect customs, control the flow of liquor, and to maintain order.
The Fullerton harbour was a popular wintering station for the American and Scottish whaling ships, and trading point between Inuit, and the American and Scottish whalers. The Depot Island was also an anchor harbour during open water season, or winter Station with early Explorers, or Whalers. This followed fur-pelt trade post of the Hudson’s Bay Company Ltd. est. 1911, R.C. Mission est. 1912, and the Grey Nun’s of Nicolet, Quebec est. 1930’s in Chesterfield Inlet post. When whaling declined, R.N.W.M.P barracks moved to Chesterfield Inlet, and Fullerton outpost was used only part time by Mounties, as a stop on patrols to remote Inuit camps, or other outposts along coastal areas, and inland with the R.N.W.M.P Inuit Guides on dog team, boat, or canoe.
Information on volunteer, spring fishing derby long weekend events in May, Hamlet day (day after Victoria Day), or June contact Recreation Coordinator phone 1-867- 898-9081. The Dog-team sled day trips or rates contact Dog Team Guide. Experience spring, or summer 24 hour daylight. In winter, sunrise and sunset day length is approx. 7 hours, December to February. View or take photo op of the Northern lights scenery in evening, or spring migrating Canada geese. In spring, polar bear maybe spotted wandering near floe edge, or along coast. The muskox near trail path maybe spotted in distance, or rare occasion tree line moose, or grizzly migrating. The varieties of plants that harvest berries on tundra in the Kivalliq region are cloudberry, crowberry (blueberry), cranberry, and arctic blackberry. These are generally made into jam, or other recipes for bakery.
Daily flights to Chester connect Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Yellowknife, and Rankin Inlet. The Iqalukpik Fish plant arctic char commercial fishery operates June to September. The fishing licences can be obtained by the Conservation Officer, Department of Environment phone 1-867- 898-9130.