Box 1320, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (QC), J0M 1C0, Canada
Phone: +608-370-5071 / Email


Trip Leader / Field Manager
Thomas Mark Groening

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In 2017 Thomas Groening is joining us on the field in Nunavik for his third season with us: this time around as main trip leader and field manager. Hailing from Manitoba Canada, Tom is a passionate student of the natural world, and a seasonal tall-grass prairie conserver & interpreter from the heart of the continent amidst the grasslands. He is an avid outdoor adventurer and traveler with a certification of outdoor education from the National Outdoor Leadership School. He is happy in the great expanses of the outdoors which is likely why keeps heading back to the northlands! Tom's leadership accomplishments with us includes the main caribou migration along the Payne River on the Ungava Peninsula, the Leaf River in Nunavik by canoe; operating autumn camps for musk-ox herds and northern lights near Ungava Bay; and two sets of winter expeditions in the wilds of Hudson Bay for winter caribou herds: including for a National Geographic film crew in January 2017. Tom is a excellent guide, interpreter and manager, and we are very pleased to again work with him again on the field in Nunavik this summer!

Thomas & Oscar on the Leaf River in 2015 - photo copyright Murray & Marcelle Douglas

Thomas wrote this about his seasons of leading trips for us in Nunavik:

"There is something truly amazing about the Canadian tundra and sub-Arctic lands, one of the planets youngest ecosystems - and now at risk..."

Distant tundra vistas during the caribou migration

Thomas guding photographers on the Payne River




"It has been an amazing opportunity to help operate wildlife and nature focused trips in Nunavik."







"This area is an enormous piece of geographically and ecologically diverse land that lies between Hudson Bay, Baffin island and the Labrador coastline."




Thomas guiding on the Leaf River Nunavik - photo copyright Murray & Marcelle Douglas

Sunset at the autumn musk-ox camp




"I have been working with Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures since the fall of 2014, and have fallen in love with the vastness and beauty of the North."




"The land and areas we travel to are ‘alive’: at times it can be crowded with animals caribou, muskox, wolves, beavers, bears, fish, migratory and prey birds..."

Musk-ox bulls face off on the tundra - click photo to enlarge

Caribou on the move

Wolf in Nunavik in 2015 - click photo to enlarge

Northern lights in Nunavik

Barrenground caribou of the Leaf River herd cross an icy river on the Ungava Peninsula in Nunavik during August 2015

A rocky esker with colorful bearberry leaves on the autumn tundra



"and at other times it is silent and still as far as the eye can see but still the lichen grows and flowers bloom to illuminate the tundra in brilliant colours."







"Underneath the earth and often found on the shores of lakes, rivers and camping spots are signs of the ancient history of the land and reminders of other people living and visiting the places that we travel and explore."




An archeological site in Nunavik

Thomas and his crew Shelby, Oscar & Michael at the autumn musk-ox camp in 2015 / photo copyright Michael & Cyndie Koopsen - all right reserved

"There are some archeological sites in Nunavik that have dated artifacts to being up to 2000 years old.""
"It is an amazing experience to spend time getting to know the animals on the land, and live with them, to see them interacting with their habitat and to get to feel how alive the land is."

Miingling with musk-oxen in Nunavik

"This land enlivens the spirit, and encourages the soul to adventure..."

Thomas Mark Groening
Winnipeg, MB

Thomas & Oscar snacking along the Leaf River in 2015 - photo copyright Murray & Marcelle Douglas

All Photography on this webpage (unless otherwise indicated) is copyrighted to Thomas Mark Groening - all rights reserved



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