Hiking Nunavut

Hiking is one of the best ways to explore Nunavut’s breathtaking natural landscapes. While travelling by foot you can control the speed of your explorations, ensuring ample time for you to take photographs and absorb the unbelievable beauty of Nunavut. Frequent pauses are recommended, as the landscapes should be sipped, not gulped.

There are numerous hiking trails visit, plus countless riverbanks, lakeshores, gorges, plateaus, hills, mountains, coastlines and rolling expanses of flowering tundra or ice field beauty to explore in Nunavut. Many foot trails are seaside pathways, while some traverses are ancient inland corridors.

One of the best hiking areas in Nunavut is Auyuittuq National Park, especially near Mount Thor — a towering granite peak located 46 kilometres (29 miles) northeast of Pangnirtung which features the world's tallest vertical cliff face drop of 1,250 metres (4,101 ft.) making it very popular with mountain climbers.

Hiking in and around Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island will lead trekkers to thriving bird habitats, beautiful arctic shores, superb fishing spots and important archeological sites. Another excellent historical Nunavut hike, which commemorates the great arctic explorers Amundsen and Franklin, is located in the Northwest Passage Historical Park near the community of Gjoa Haven.

It is advised that you bring good quality adequately worn and good quality hiking footwear, trekking poles waterproof shin and foot covers if your path takes you across water.

Here is a list of some of the very best hiking outfitters in Nunavut:

Dorset Suites & Huit Huit Tours Ltd.

Kristiina Alariaq

PO Box 4, Cape Dorset, X0A 0C0

 (867) 897-8688



Dorset Suites Hotel offers 20 guest suites, dining room and conference rooms and is centrally located in Cape Dorset.  The preferred choice for northern travelers. Huit Huit Tours offers eco-culture trips and custom tours.  Visitors can experience the Inuit culture with local people as guides and learn about the art, culture and natural environment of South Baffin.   Floe-edge, snow machine, boat, camping, fishing and hiking trips offered by licensed outfitter.

Alivaktuk Outfitting

Joavee Alivaktuk

PO Box 3, Pangnirtung, X0A 0R0

(867) 473-8721


Guide and outfitter with more than 20 years experience plus teaching experience. Day and multi-day trips. Snowmobile and qamutik transportation. Transportation to and from Auyuittuq National Park. Day trips to Kekerten Territorial Park during July and August, day trips to the Arctic Circle by snowmobile in March and April.

Black Feather - The Wilderness Adventure Company

Wendy Grater

250 McNaught's Rd., Seguin, ON, P2A 0B2

(705) 746-1372 | 1-888-849-7668



Black Feather offers outfitted, guided expeditions by hike, sea kayak and canoe. Explore Auyuittuq and Quttinirpaaq Natioanal parks; canoe the Coppermine, Hood and Soper Rivers, sea kayak at Pond Inlet.

Frontiers North Adventures

John Gunter

40063 RPO Lagimodiere, Winnipeg, R2C 4P3

(204) 949-4793 | 1-800-663-9832



As the premier provider of exciting wildlife adventures to Canada’s north, Frontiers North offers programs that accommodate small groups of travelers with interests in experiential travel, photography, culture and adventure. Tour areas rich in wildlife:  including whales, polar bears, walrus, and musk-ox. Programs include wildlife viewing, hiking, expedition cruises and culture.

Inukpak Outfitting

Louis-Philip Pothier

PO Box 11392, Iqaluit, X0A 0H0

(867) 979-6489



Inukpak (in Inuktitut, the Inuit language) means the gentle giant; it should make sense when you meet the company founder. For three years, we are pleased to offer guided services in the Nunavut capital, Iqaluit. Our main goal, designing products to meet your expectations and creating an experience of a life time. Safety, public-at-large oriented, client needs, Inuit culture and environment are our main concerns. Specializing in dogsledding, we are also offering other products such as: snowmobiling, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and many more.