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Frobisher Bay Kiting Adventure

A fun filled week of kiting on Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island

Dates: April 18 - 24, 2004

Cost: $2,200.00 plus GST
(from Iqaluit)

Maximum Group Size: 6

Getting ready

Iqaluit / Frobisher Bay is recognized has one of the premier kite skiing locations in Canada. Experience the thrill of being able to kite for hours upon hours across the vast expanse of frozen snow-covered sea ice. We will explore the southern coast line and fjords of Frobisher Bay, visit a polynea (area of open water) and stop off at historic sites where Inuit lived hundreds of years ago. The April sun will shine for 16 hours per day with an average temperature of -10 C and prevailing northwest winds of 20 - 40 kilometers per hour: ideal kite-skiing conditions. Eric Marchand -2 times world kite-skiing champion, Joel Arseneau, Claude Gravel & Brian Smith, all big names in the Canadian kiting scene, have all been here. Experience it yourself!

Your Guides
Paul Landry and Eric McNair-Landry are your instructors. Eric is part of the young generation of kiters: comfortable with a kite on snow with skis, on water with a surf board and in a buggy or on a mountain board on a beach. Eric has kite-skied extensively on Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island and across the Greenland Icecap. In summer we can't keep him out of the buggies. He's kite-surfed at the world re-known kite surfing beach at Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Paul has kite-skied extensively on Frobisher Bay, buggied at the Iles de la Madeleine, in England & Ireland. Paul used kites on his 2002 South Pole expedition and across the Greenland icecap. Visit the 'Kids & Kites on Ice' Greenland crossing expedition web site at

Snowboarding & kites
Difficulty:  * *
You need to have basic kite-skiing and cross country or downhill ski technique and experience. The more comfortable you feel kiting on skis, the more you will enjoy your week in the Arctic.. You need to be in good physical condition without any back or knee injuries. We will be camping out in tents for 5 nights.