Adventures & Mysteries of the Labrador Inuit
The communities of Nunatsiavut are remote and the landscape is rugged. There are multiple ways to arrive in a commun­ity, and multiple activities to take part in once you arrive.
Nunatsiavut — Our Beautiful Land is a rich and bountiful region. The lands, sky, waters and oceans have sustained the Inuit of Labrador since pre-historic times.
Nunatsiavut is a land of adventure and cultural discovery. Many experiences await. There is something special for every type of traveller to discover.
A Volunteer Experience Provided a New Perspective
A little over two years ago, I took my first steps in the humble, coastal community that is Rigolet, Labrador, which was to be my home for the next 3 months. As I arrived, on a ferry appropriately named the Northern Ranger, my nose became instantly consumed by the salty, crisp scent of ocean water and kelp. It was still dark outside, and the only figures visible were the porches of a few houses, lit feebly by a single light bulb. After grabbing my bags, I met the rest of my Katimavik group and we were lead to our new home. The walk was not strenuous, but lasted for an eternity. I hauled the wheels of my suitcase over the uneven, loose gravel road with the promise of sleep being my only motivation. Once inside the door, both my bags were thrown lazily onto the floor as I hurried to make the bottom bunk of the bed I was sharing with my roommate.

"I tiredly gazed out of the window and saw that the darkness which had blanketed the landscape as I arrived, was disappearing. On the far horizon, overlooking the ocean, the sun was starting to push its way into the heavens. With the bits of energy that I could muster, I pushed past everyone's bags, slid my bare feet into my shoes and scurried down to the water with my camera. The sun was slowly soaring into the sky, swirling shades of fuchsia and blue into the clouds. The brilliance of the stratosphere, reflected on the calm water was a perfect duplicate, creating black silhouettes of the few boats that lay afloat by the shore. I stood in awe and asked myself out loud, 'How lucky am I to be able to live here for 3 whole months?'
- Logan Flavel-Keim, British Columbia
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