If traveling to Montreal by air, guests need to arrive at the Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport.
Guests will travel from Montreal to the village of Kuujjuaq by First Air on the morning of the first day of the scheduled trip (Airbus; 2 hr 20 min flight time).
Upon arrival in Kuujjuaq, guests will make a quick transfer to a Twin Otter aircraft on wheels, and depart for Wedge Hills Lodge where the aircraft will land on the gravel strip adjacent to the lodge on the hilltop overlooking the river (Twin Otter; 45 min flight time).
All mid-week traveling and aerial excursions from Wedge Hills Lodge will be performed using our DHC-2 Beaver aircraft, with pilot and owner, Richard Hume.
All clients should check-in at the recommended hotel (TBD for 2019), the evening before the scheduled departure for the north. The hotel will offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. Free parking will also be available for those arriving by vehicle.
WHEN WAITING IS NOT AN OPTION.
In emergency medicine, time is a determining factor.
Our pilots, in-flight nurses, paramedics, and doctors’ mission is to rescue you quickly and transport you to the hospital best equipped to handle your condition. Airmedic is more than an air ambulance service—its emergency medicine within reach, wherever you are.
Every client reserved for any of our packages is automatically covered by AirMedic at no extra charge! If you’re booked with us, you’re covered – it’s that simple.
Whether you are in perfect health or have a troubled medical history, the thought of an accident or health issue leaving you stranded in the North and spending thousands of dollars just getting to a hospital can weigh heavy on the mind. Don’t let these thoughts deter you from going on your next great adventure - peace of mind is included with each and every package. Your well-being is of utmost importance to us and that’s why we go the extra mile to ensure your safety.
- At the moment of a medical emergency, AirMedic will be dispatched for emergency evacuation of the individual.
- An aircraft equipped with medical rescue equipment will land at the closest runway (including gravel) to the site of the medical emergency.
- A certified nurse, paramedic and doctor, all trained in aeromedical care will be on board, depending on the severity of the situation
- The patient will be transported to the closest hospital that offers medical services best equipped to treat the condition.
***All costs associated with the hospital where the patient undergoes care, will be assumed by the patient. Medical travel insurance is advised***
The weather in the subarctic is very unpredictable and can change without notice 10 times per day. Depending on the time frame of your scheduled trip, the weather will vary considerably. For July trips, expect warmer temperatures ranging from 10°C to 18°C. Please ensure that you have proper protection against black flies and mosquitoes. In August, you should plan on daytime temperatures up to 15°C and night time temperatures just above freezing. September usually marks the beginning of the cold weather with temperatures with daytime temperatures up to 10°C, and just below freezing temperatures at night. No matter when you are planning your visit, it is important to always plan for rain/snow and wind. Not having the proper protection against the elements can certainly put a damper on your experience. Please refer to the recommended packing checklist below.
***Please note that the personal gear limit for all packages is 75 lbs. per person***
We recommend that you dress in layers since the weather in the North often changes many times per day. All bedding, linens and towels are provided at camp so it is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag or towel. Toiletries such as eco-friendly shampoo, body wash and hand soap are also provided.
What to bring:
- All fishing equipment, flies and lures (extra fly rod is recommended)
- Good quality rain suit
- Heavier insulated jacket (especially for late August & September trips)
- Good quality breathable waders
- Felt sole wading boots
- Wading staff
- Thermal underlayers
- Fishing hat
- casual clothes and shoes for at camp
- Day pack
- bug repellent / headnet (especially for July & early August)
- small flashlight
- We require a 1/3 non-refundable deposit upon reserving
- 2/3 will be due by March 1st; the year of the scheduled trip
- The balance will be due by June 1st; the year of your trip
- Replacement guests are accepted at no extra charge