Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik Research Station


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Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik Research Station

Built in the heart of the bordering communities of Whapmagoostui (Cree First Nation) and Kuujjuarapik (Inuit), the CEN research complex in Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik (55° 15' N, 77° 45' W) is located on the east coast of Hudson Bay, at the maritime limit of James Bay, near the mouth of the Great Whale River. The complex is located in Cree territory and is operated in collaboration with the Whapmagoostui Cree Band Council. The management is ensured by a person in charge of the station who is present year-round.



The research complex is accessible by commercial flights, helicopter and merchant ship. Three ships and one barge per year access the village, normally in June, August, September and October. Two commercial flights per day from Radisson (100 km south) and Montreal reach the village year round. Charter flights are also available.


Shared showers and washer/dryer (in the dormitory). The facilities have a solar and hydroelectric power supply 24 hours a day. Running water is potable and comes from an artesian well. Garbage collection is done on Tuesdays and Fridays. Containers are available for this purpose. Recycling collection is not offered on site.

Contact and Address

CEN station at Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik
Centre d'études nordiques
C.P. 59, 22020 rue Principale
Kuujjuarapik, Qc
J0M 1G0


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