Port au Choix is not the most breathtaking historic site you’ll ever see. It’s notable for three main things:
- The ancient burial grounds of the Maritime Archaic people, some 4,000 year olds
- Rare arctic plant species, some of which are found only here.
- A large herd of caribou, offering the chance to see them up close.
As it happens, the artifacts from the burial grounds are all off-display pending ongoing discussions with indigenous stakeholders; the rare arctic species are nondescript and indistinguishable from gravel to our undiscerning eyes; and the caribou were nowhere to be found
So, not exactly thrill-a-minute! But since we’re in the neighbourhood and unlikely to be back any time soon, it’s still worth a stop and a walk.