Leslie (LEELIE) Nukiwuak has lived in Qikiqtarjuaq , Nunavut since the town’s inception in 1954. A hunter for over 40 years and former municipal foreman for 15 years, Leslie is well-known in both the domestic and international markets as an exceptional outfitter and guide. Leslie is also a certified safety trainer (certified by the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) as a certified WCB safety trainer) and is a long-time heavy equipment operator.
Leslie is among the last generation literally born and raised “on the land” prior to the establishment of towns. His extensive knowledge and experiences are invaluable to his daily operations of LEELIE Enterprises and are complimented by his wife Tia who assists with the day-to-day administrative duties. Together husband and wife make a strong team whose goal is to share and keep alive Leslie's Inuit traditional culture in today’s modern society.
Let Leslie and family guide you through the eastern Arctic ’s spectacular fiords to view pristine landscape, abundant Arctic wildlife, and experience Inuit culture and activities.