Boniface River Station


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Boniface River Station

The Boniface River Station is owned and operated by the Centre d'études nordiques (CEN), whose secretariat is based at Laval University, Quebec, Canada.



Access to the station is either by chartered helicopter or by charter flight from Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik. Since 2001, the station is supplied by air (mostly Twin Otter) thanks to the construction of a 300 m airstrip on the opposite shore of the research station. In the summer, access to the research sites is by watercraft on the Boniface River, which is navigable for some 20 km. Two Zodiac-type boats are available on site and an aluminum boat with motor is stored near the airstrip for shuttling people and luggage.


Shower, washing machine. The station is powered by solar energy and is heated with an oil boiler. The running water comes from the lake. Waste must be sorted and evacuated as soon as possible to Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik. Human waste is buried on site.

Address and Contact

Boniface River Station
C.P. 59 Kuujjuarapik-Whapmagoostui,
Québec, Canada
J0M 1G0

Tél. : (819) 929-3319

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