Ungava Traverse Umiujaq to Kangirsuk

CanadaQuebec09 Hudson Bay, Upper James Bay
CanadaQuebec10 Ungava Bay
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Beth Jackson
Trip Date : 
July 5th to August 19th 2018
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
931 km
Duration: 
45 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
0
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
0 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Advanced
Lake Travel: 
Advanced
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Unknown
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

We drove to Radisson Quebec and flew on Air Inuit to Umiujaq. In Umiujaq we were welcomed by Tursujuq National Park. http://www.nunavikparks.ca/en/parks/tursujuq

Technical Guide: 

This a a long, difficult, remote, and rewarding route. The route connects two big watersheds of the Leaf and Payne Rivers. Expect weeks of up river travel, many portages, countless lining oppertunities, technical whitewater, big lake paddling, changing water levels, wind, and cold wet weater.

Route Description:

From Umiujaq- North on Hudson Bay to the Richard River, Lac Minto, Rivière aux Feuilles (Leaf River), up the Vizien, to Lac Maguire, Lac Bisson, Lac Tassialouc, Rivière Tassialouc, Lac Payne, Rivère Arnaud (Payne River) to Kangirsuk.

 

Trip Journal/Log/Report/Diary: 

Expedition Members: 

Steve Melamed, Sage Waring, Eli Walker, Beth Jackon

http://www.canoeungava.com/blog/umiujaq-to-kangirsuk-in-46-days