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 near the community or along Bay front coast 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 plant life foundation still visible can be viewed; or request for a tour of the Heritage buildings, or Fox Trap island. Eco boat trips, canoe, kayak or ATV day trail can be arranged with local Guide in June, July, August, or September, weather permitting.
The Fullerton posts was established 1901 for year round presence of the Royal North West Mounted Police in an attempt to established sovereignty by the Federal Government with the 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 out-post was used only part time by Mounties, as a stop on patrols to remote Inuit camps, or other out-posts along coastal areas, and inland with the R.N.W.M.P Inuit Guides on dog team, boat/ canoe.
Information on volunteer spring fishing derby long weekend events third week of 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 24 hour daylight spring or summer. In winter, sunrise and sunset day length is approx. six to seven hours December to February. View or take a photo op of the Northern lights glint scenery in evening, or migrating Canada geese spring. Polar bear maybe spotted wandering near floe edge spring or along the coast or muskox along trail path distance on tundra. 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 licences’ can be obtain from the Conservation Officer, Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut phone: 1-867- 898-9130.