History

A Tradition of Greatness

While early man, and more particularly the Inuit from “The River of the Great Bay” village, Kangiqsualujjuaq, located at the mouth of the George River, were the first people to discover the pools and holding lies of the salmon at Helen Falls, the true potential of Helen Falls was first realized in the early 50’s by Bob May, at the time the manager of the local Hudson Bay Company Post. Later in association with Pennsylvania sportsman, Bill Littleford, the salmon operation went on under the name of Arctic Anglers for many years. Accommodations in those early years were, at best, sparse and rustic, providing mostly tent accommodations. Yet it attracted some of the most influential individuals in North America year after year, seeking the exceptional salmon angling that the falls provided.

Since its early years the camp has seen many changes and now boosts permanent camp facilities that include new guest cabins, dinning and kitchen area and a private airstrip. The lodge under permit # 10-501 represents the first outfitting permit ever issued in Northern Quebec. It continues to represent one of the very best fishing lodges in Nunavik, has won numerous awards of excellence and continues to draw salmon anglers worldwide, looking for the challenge that only the salmon of the George River can provide. Being only 35 miles from the Ungava Bay, the fish are fresh and sea-bright; so much so that many still carry sea-lice indicating that they’ve been in fresh water for less than 24 hours.

In 2016, 3 passionate men became partners with the heritage of Annanack. The new owners are Canadian businessmen, all from Quebec City and from Nunavik. They share the same passion and respect towards the Arctic Region. Every member of the group has a lot of fishing and hunting experience exploring the Nordic region of the Canadian Arctic. They also like the residents of this place and all the reality of the environment that surrounds them.

 

 

 

 

Our vision and our goals are clear : create a unique experience and the trip of a lifetime, where salmon fishing is taken seriously and where there is plenty of Arctic char, sea trout, brook trout and lake trout.  A “safari” expedition in a helicopter flying overs Nunavik’s and Labrador national park where the nature is untouched and at its purest form.

Going on a helicopter excursion visiting rivers and lakes which some are the most isolated on the planet. During the same day, you can observe some caribou herds, wild musk in the Tundra, icebergs, and some breathtaking waterfalls and fjords. The Arctic’s Tundra is a real paradise for hikers and where photographers can take pictures of the majestic polar bear. At the end of this exciting journey, our clients can rest in our spa and they can enjoy a cocktail in the lounge before going to the dining room where a gourmet meal will await them.

We are very enthusiastic about the idea of building our new facilities and infrastructure and we are certain this will upgrade your experience. We are very proud of the reputation that Ungava Adventures has acquired over many years. Our mission is to offer our customers a superior level of personalized services which will surpass your highest expectations for a lifetime experience.

“No one seems to know who Helen was, but the tumultuous rapids that bear her name offer itinerant anglers some of the best and most unusual fishing for Atlantic salmon in North America.”

Duncan Barnes “Destination” Field & Stream Magazine

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Le Canada offre une qualité de pêche au saumon atlantique égale à celle de la Russie dans la baie d’Ungava au Québec, là où des rivières telles que la George offrent solitude, nature vierge et pêche au saumon phénoménale.

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Mark Anthony Krupa “Ungava’s George River” The Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine