Cape Dorset, Heart of Inuit Art and Culture

008914B-20

Situated on Dorset Island, adjacent to Foxe Peninsula at the southwestern tip of Baffin Island, Cape Dorset is world-renowned for the quality of the artwork produced by its visual artists.

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Highlights
  • Centre for Inuit art and culture
  • Visit nearby Dorset Island
  • Mallikjuaq Territorial Park for hikes and wildlife viewing
  • Caribou, whales, seals, walrus and seabirds
  • Great place to photograph and draw wildlife and nature
Details

2018 Departures:
From Ottawa, dependant on flight schedule

2018 Prices:
CA$3,229 – twin
CA$3,787 – single

Taxes: CA$242.66 on airfare / 13% HST on total

Prices are shown in CA$, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room or one person in a single. These are “starting from” prices and the actual price for your program may vary depending on the availability of flights and accommodation, as well as any added local touring.

Tour Code:
008914B-20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Ottawa to Cape Dorset

Fly north from Ottawa to Iqaluit, then connect onward to Cape Dorset. You will be picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel where you will check-in for a three night stay. You will have all your meals provided for you at the Dorset Suites.

Days 2 & 3: Cape Dorset

A community tour is included in your program on either Day 2 or 3. Other optional tours may be pre-booked for you, such as boat trips, hiking tours or visits to the community’s local artists. The availability of tours is dependant on the time of year. We will provide you options at the time of your inquiry, so you can see what the tours are that you can choose from.

Day 4: Cape Dorset to Ottawa

Today you depart from Cape Dorset to Iqaluit and then on to Ottawa, where your tour ends.

Included
  • Round trip airfare between Ottawa and Cape Dorset
  • Airport transfers in Cape Dorset
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Meals in Cape Dorset at Dorset Suites
  • Community tour
Not Included
  • Airfare from your home city to/from Ottawa
  • Optional tours in Cape Dorset
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to local guides
Tour Notes

Blessed with breathtaking arctic landscapes and an amazing abundance of inspiring arctic wildlife, Dorset Island and nearby Mallikjuaq Territorial Park are great places to view, draw and photograph migratory caribou, seabirds, whales, seals and walruses.

‘Kinngait’ is a popular destination for naturalists and art lovers who come here each year to experience the Inuit culture, to enjoy the treasures of the place and chat with the local artists.

Please note, fog is a very common occurrence in Cape Dorset in the summer and early fall. It is imperative that you leave yourself a buffer at the end of your trip to allow for delays (sometimes a day or two, not just hours). Trip cancellation and interruption insurance that covers weather delays is critical.

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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