Akulivik

Feb 29, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020

2 adults - 1 room

Akulivik is a small Inuit village in Quebec's Nunavik region. The village lies approximately 1,850 to the north of Montreal, across from Smith Island. Akulivik, which translates literally to "central prong of a kakivak," owes its name to the village's location on a peninsula between two bays.

The village's history dates back to 1610 when the explorer Henry Hudson discovered the island of Qikirtajuaq near what is known today as Akulivik. A Hudson's Bay Company trading post was established at the site and later moved to Qikirtajuaq in 1926. Until 1955, the area served as the summer camp of the Inuit, who gathered around the trading post. The village was incorporated as a community in 1976.

Where to Stay in Akulivik

Being a remote community with a small population, there are no hotels in Akulivik. Accommodation is provided by a cooperative hotel located in the heart of the village. Further accommodations are available at cooperative hotels in Salluit, which is located approximately 200 kilometres to the north east of Akulivik; as well as in Kangiqsujuaq and Quaqtaq, both of which are located approximately 460 kilometres to the east-northeast of Akulivik. Regularly scheduled air service from Kangiqsujuaq and Quaqtaq Airports to Akulivic Airport is provided by Air Inuit. Accommodations in and around Akulivik are limited, so it's a good idea to reserve your room ahead of arriving in the area.

Iglu Hôtel de la Coopérative d'Akulivik

Hôtel de la Coopérative d'Akulivik is the only accommodation in Akulivik that caters to guests from out of town. The cooperative has 16 rooms available, each of which is equipped with a private bathroom, a mini-fridge, a work desk, a chair, a telephone, and a flat-screen TV. Among the facilities and services,you'll find at this cooperative hotel are a shared kitchen, a shared TV lounge, daily housekeeping, and free high-speed wireless Internet.

Hôtel de la Coopérative de Salluit

Located in the centre of the village of Salluit, Hôtel de la Coopérative de Salluit offers 32 rooms with private bathrooms, work desks, telephones, TVs, and mini-refrigerators. Onsite amenities include a shared kitchen, free WiFi, and coin laundry facilities. Breakfast is included with the room rate. Hôtel de la Coopérative de Salluit is conveniently situated approximately 3 kilometres from Salluit Airport.

Hôtel de la Coopérative de Kangiqsujuaq

At Hôtel de la Coopérative de Kangiqsujuaq, you'll find 14 clean and comfortable guest rooms with private bathrooms, TVs, mini-refrigerators, and flat-screen televisions. Onsite amenities include free WiFi, a panoramic lookout, an indoor fireplace, a public telephone, a shared lounge, and a shared kitchen. Coin operated laundry facilities are also available onsite. The cooperative hotel sits just minutes away from Kangiqsujuaq Airport, in the heart of the village of Kangiqsujuaq. Free transport to and from the airport is available.

Hôtel de la Coopérative de Quaqtaq

Built in 2011, and featuring conference facilities overlooking Baie Diana, this cooperative hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travellers. Hôtel de la Coopérative de Quaqtaq has seven guest rooms and one suite available. Each room is equipped with a television, a DVD player, a mini-refrigerator, a telephone, and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is available, and snowmobile rentals can be arranged onsite.

FAQs

The nearest airport to Akulivik is Akulivik (AKV) (3.41km).

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