Q is for Qajaq is a collaborative project to help inspire a renaissance of qajaq-building and paddling in Canada’s Arctic. This initiative is led by Eric McNair-Landry, a young explorer who took part in the 1,000 km ‘Expedition Q’ journey across Baffin Island in 2013 using 4 qajaqs (kayaks) built by his team with students in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
From April 25th to May 3rd, the public can watch as Eric and a team of craftspeople build three traditional Baffin-design qajaqs in the Canadian Canoe Museum’s Living Traditions Gallery. Visitors are encouraged to visit and ask questions!
The qajaqs will be paddled by youth from Canada and around the world during this summer's Students on Ice Arctic expedition.