Join us in Canada's Far North to encounter the mid-summer migration of the Leaf River caribou - the largest herd remaining in Canada - and the last great wildlife spectacle in North America since the bygone days of the buffalo.
The barrenground caribou of Nunavik Canada have some of the largest & least influenced congregates in the world. Every year, many thousands of animals migrate from the tree-line to the calving grounds on the remote Arctic tundra, and then back again during the summer and autumn. The wildlife camps are set up near one of the main southbound migratory routes, often allowing us high quality caribou migration encounters. This special wildlife expedition offers one of the best chances for the very rare opportunity to encounter the barrenground caribou herds en-masse!
You will start this unique wildllife adventure by boarding an aircraft at the remote northern Inuit settlement of Kuujjuaq in northern Quebec, and fly to the active area of the on-going summer caribou migration.You will land at a coastal airstrip on the Ungava Peninsula to embark on a 50-100 km journey with Inuit guides in powered traditional freighter canoes up a remote Arctic river, to camp at a major active caribou water crossing.
While on these special expeditions and depending where the active caribou migration is occurring, in past seasons participants have encountered musk-oxen herds and tundra wolves. In fact, over the past several years groups have seen first-hand caribou-wolves interaction several times - the real deal!
It is also quite possible that we will encounter fox plus a variety of nesting birds-of-prey, shorebirds and waterfowl - all under the midnight twilight of the Arctic summertime.