If you’re going to travel across Nunavut, be the lead dog and do it the Inuit way.
‘Gee!’ Your team swerves right over the snow-covered tundra towards a distant inuksuk. ‘Haw!’ You glide smoothly right across the glistening floe edge where you spotted some arctic terns circling above a walrus.
Nothing is as exhilarating as a day dogsledding in Nunavut. Expert mushers and guides will teach you the way and the words to control your pack of powerful sled dogs on the unique Inuit fan hitch pulling you across the expansive landscape of the Arctic. You’ll be travelling and adventuring through our land, our culture and our history - the way we’ve been doing it for thousands of years.
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Qimmiit, the plural of qimmiq, is the Inuktitut name for Canadian Inuit dogs - official animal of Nunavut and rarest and oldest dog breed in the world. Our brave, revered dogs pull strong and flexible qamutiit (sleds) and have helped us travel and hunt and provided loyal companionship for centuries in the Arctic.
It all starts with “Attii” which means “Let’s Go” - or the more modern ‘Hike!’ - and you can arrange your dogsledding experience or even cheer on participants in annual dogsledding races in most communities across Nunavut. Dogsledding is popular from November through to June when the midnight sun accelerates the break up of sea ice. Travel the traditional way, by dog tram to visit special sites including to wildlife areas. Contact local outfitters or lodges for dogsledding day runs or extended excursions.