From Montréal to the middle of nowhere

There are no roads to Salluit, so aviation is integral to everyday life. Sebastian Schmitz crosses the 55th parallel to visit the northern Québécois outpost

If anywhere can be considered remote, Salluit is probably it. The tiny outpost, home to just 1,300 people, is nestled on Québec’s northern coast. It is one of the larger communities of Nunavik, the northernmost third of the Canadian province located above the 55th parallel and a Sweden-sized area with just over 13,000 inhabitants, the majority of whom are Inuit. To say the area is sparsely populated would be an understatement. Nunavik is bordered by Hudson Bay to the west, Hudson Strait to the north and Ungava Bay and Labrador to the east.

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