The Kuujuak (Soper River) is an excellent introdctory level paddling river on Baffin Island, Nunavt. The river flows through the hills and mountains of the Meta Incognita Peninsula (“The Unknown Place”) to the southern coast of Baffin Island. “Kuujjuaq”, means “Big River” in Inuktitut and it gets its English name from northern biologist J. Dewey Soper. The Kuujuak (Soper River) valley, sheltered from harsh winds, supports a “forest” of willows and a lush profusion of Arctic wildflowers. Caribou, ptarmigan, and Arctic hare make the valley their home, and you can find Arctic char in the river.

The section of river we will descend lies within the protection of Katannilik (Place of Waterfalls) Territorial Park. Our trip covers 60 km of current, with Class I and occasional Class II whitewater. We will paddle the river in SOAR inflatable rafts, which fit one to two people. These stable craft allow even novices to paddle this river.

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Dates, Rates & Availability

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Dates Trip Fee Availability
Fri. July 22 - Fri. July 29, 2022 $5,995 CAD until Oct 31, 2021* Book Now
Above Date $6,495 CAD From Nov 1

What's included

Guides

Guides

  • 5:1 ratio
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Accommodation

  • 6 nights camping
  • 1 night in Iqaluit
Meals

Meals

  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 dinner to Day 7 lunch
Equipment

Rafting & Paddling Equipment

  • SOAR, 2-person inflatable boats
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags
Camping

Expedition Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • containers for food and group equipment
Safety

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (satellite phone)
Transportation

Transportation

  • charter flights from Iqaluit to Mount Joy airstrip/Kimmirut to Iqaluit – Days 1 & 7
  • shuttle from Soper Lake to Kimmirut – Day 7
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. at the beginning and end of the trip