Canada Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Canada activity »
  1. 1 Quebec City in mid-November
  2. 2 5 day road trip from Vancouver to Calgary
  3. 3 Toronto Union Station area for a few evening hours
  4. 4 Lake Louise to Seattle Washington
  5. 5 Places to stay in Kelowna, British Columbia
  6. 6 Eastern Canada in December
  7. 7 Preferred Route for Driving the Rockies in November
  8. 8 Roadtrip ON-NL
  9. 9 Calgary
  10. 10 Tofino
  11. 11 Vegetarian Restaurant Recommendations Quebec City
  12. 12 Gypsy Guide to Driving the Icefield Parkway
  13. 13 Would you stay in Quesnel?
  14. 14 Vancouver/Pacific Northwest Trip - Mother/Daughter
  15. 15 Toronto or Quebec City?
  16. 16 Banff in October
  17. 17 Halifax Nova Scotia to Peggy's Cove
  18. 18 Trip Report Quebec City in autumn
  19. 19 Feedback on itinerary - Mid October Banff/Lake Louise/jasper
  20. 20 Quebec City
  21. 21 Family ski holiday
  22. 22 First Time Trip To Canada!!
  23. 23 Vancouver and Victoria recommendations
  24. 24 Please help with BC itinerary
  25. 25 Travel through Chicago
View next 25 » Back to the top

Travelers to Nunavut Beware!

Jump to last reply

For those considering traveling to Nunavut through a licensed tour operator or outfitter, I recently read a rather disturbing newspaper article in the Kivalliq News (August 25, 2010) involving a case where the Nunavut Government pulled the operating license of a long-term eco-tourism operator right on their opening day and without notice, and subsequently ruined the pre-paid holidays of nearly 40 people booked. I am scheduled for a tour to Nunavut in 2011, so this definitely caught my attention. From what I have been able to find out, this unprecedented maneuver appears to have been done without any solid basis or as result of any investigation. What's even worse, this may have forced the tour operator into insolvency, and the Government of Nunavut is apparently not intending to pay back the tourists whose holidays have been wrecked by their actions.

Having traveled to the Canadian Arctic several times previously, I have noticed a definite distain by both the Governments and tourism departments towards eco-tourism development in both Nunavut and the NWT; and if this sort of thing can be done to one tour operator, it can also be done to another without notice as well…

Seems it may be sort of like a police state in the Far North - eh?