Historical Walking Tour
Our Self-guided walking tour of Chesterfield Inlet encourages visitors to learn about our History, and culture. Consider visiting nearby Thule sites, where a sod plantain is still visible, or stone structures. Take photo op of tent rings, kayak stands, food caches, or fox traps made of stone. Details about our History, download brochure: Guided Walking Tour
There are several 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. 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.
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.
Fullerton Harbour was a popular wintering station for American and Scottish whaling ships, and trading point between Inuit, and the American and Scottish whalers. 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, the R.C. Mission est. 1912, and the Grey Nun’s of Nicolet, Quebec est. 1930’s in Chesterfield Inlet post. When whaling declined, the 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 May Hamlet day (day after Victoria Day), or June contact Recreation Coordinator phone: 1-867- 898-9081. Dog-team sled day trips or rates contact Dog Team Guide. Experienced spring or summer 24 hour daylight. In winter, sunrise and sunset day length is approx. six to seven hours December to February. View or take photo op of Northern lights glint scenery in evening, or migrating Canada geese spring. Polar bear maybe spotted wandering near floe edge spring or along coast or muskox along tundra trail path distance. Daily flights to Chester connect Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Yellowknife, and Rankin Inlet. The Iqalukpik Fish plant arctic char commercial fishery operates June to September, fishing licence can be obtain from Conservation Officer, Department of Environment phone: 1-867- 898-9130.