View the elusive tundra wolf as well as caribou, muskox and more on this wildlife watching tour in arctic Quebec. There are few places left on earth that are unaltered by man, one such place is the tundra region of northern Quebec. Situated in the vast Precambrian Shield this unique landscape of bedrock glaciated hills covered in lichen, wildflowers and shrubs is a magnet for large populations of tundra wildlife.
From this fantastically remote wildlife camp located far on the hauntingly beautiful mainland tundra of Canada's Far North, we will embark on a choice of daily escorted interpretive programs by easy day-hikes and, when conditions allow - hiking combined with boat shoreline-cruising to search out wild wolves during the den cycle, and to experience the great summer caribou migration as the caribou cow & calves flood off the calving grounds in July.
Wild wolves remain one of the world's most intelligent and elusive creatures. Following centuries of persecution, hunting, and even sanctioned poisoning by trappers, ranchers and intolerant Governments throughout the world - the wilds of northern Canada remain one of the last strongholds - and even there wolves rightfully tend to be shy of humans and their activities.
This tour is unique in that it offers a high degree of success to encounter wild wolves in their natural habitat. Your guides accomplish this without the use of any artificial means such as captivity, feeding or implanted radio devices. Instead, they take advantage of traditional wilderness knowledge of consistent migratory, hunting and den cycle activities of wolves that they have learned over nearly four decades of bush flying & guiding in the remote Arctic & sub-Arctic regions of Canada.
Featured on this unique wildlife tour are tundra white wolf dens sites that have been active over the past several years due to the stability of the local caribou population. Those who are diligent will often see adult wolves and their pups during the primary and secondary stage den cycles. Wolves are very elusive, and we never know how close you can get from season to season but this tour does offer one of the best chances of seeing wild wolves in the true wild.
This tour also offers the best chance to see caribou in large numbers during the great summer caribou migration. The camp is located on a 90 km long tundra lake and adjoining river system that dissects the main migratory paths of the regional caribou herds as they flood off the calving grounds immediately to the north. Starting in early July and then on through the rest of the season, thousands upon thousands of caribou commonly graze the slopes of the surrounding hills and frequently swim back and forth across the waters: the camp itself is built near such a caribou water-crossing. The area is also range for scattered herds of musk-oxen that are occasionally seen nearby the camp and along the lakeshores. In the spring, wild wolves den nearby waiting for the caribou to arrive.
For the avid naturalist or wildlife photographer, this trip is not to be missed. This region of Canada is truly the last frontier. Few ever have an opportunity to see this strange land where animals roam without fear of man, and plants exist undisturbed in a state of natural balance. Don’t miss this adventure of a lifetime.