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Kivalliq Wildlife Adventures Tourism (149272)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Jonathan Pameolik
Company: Kivalliq Wildlife Adventures
Start Date: 2020-01-14
End Date: 2030-01-14
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
this is small-scale tourism activities in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, undertaken at the wishes of the client and limited by other permits, but otherwise captured by Schedule 12-1 of the Nunavut Agreement. Kivalliq Wildlife adventures provides guided wildlife viewing activities in the Kivalliq Region at a small scale undertaken at the wishes of the client. We request a generalized KIA land use permit and requesting review and approval from the NPC for conformity. Our activities might require other permits and limited access to some lands, such as Migratory Bird Protected Areas and National Parks. However, none of these areas will be visited for the purposes of wildlife viewing without first acquiring the required permits to do so.
Persons: 8
Days: 1
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5994 polyline Kivalliq Region
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Thelon Game Sanctuary
Southampton and Coats Island
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
KivIA: Land Use Licence I
EC: 0
GN-DOE: Wildlife Observation Licence
CH: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
ATV Snowmobile 2 6 feet 3 feet Transport staff/client/equipment
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 1 1 Liters Fuel equipment
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
1 pail various on lakes
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
N/A none expected
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes typical camping amount 1 bag Take back to town Deliver back to town garbage
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2020-02-27
Originator: Jonathan Pameolik
Public Registry ID: 17453
Document Size: 845.71 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2020-02-28
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 17491
Document Size: 436.25 Kb
2020-02-27 11:22:15, from: Jonathan Pameolik
 You Asked in an email....Can you please provide additional information on the types of activities that are being proposed and the appropriate authorizing agencies. For example, if you take tourists out on the land to view wildlife, a Wildlife Observation Permit would be needed from the GN DOE. If visiting archaeological sites, GN Culture and Heritage may be involved. My Answer....Yes the reason for the application is that the last Government of Nunavut Permit with the Economic Development and Tourism department had set an arbitrary limit outside the community of Arviat to within 20 kilometres. The reason for the limit they said is that my company did not have a KIA land use permit. So I am going through this process to obtain a KIA land use permit that encompasses the entire Kivalliq region, so that I may not be limited to any one region or activity, but to be able to take clients out on viewing activities wherever I may be allowed and able to go to. The activity is Wildlife and Landscape picture tours in the Kivalliq Region. I do require and am applying for an observation licence from the Department of Environment. I had requested and acquired the letter of support from the Arviat Hunters and Trappers organization for this permit and just received it. So an observation permit is being applied for. The other permits is with ED&T which is the reason for the KIA land Use application to begin with, so I need this KIA permit to apply for the Tourism Licence from ED&T without limitations The other requirements I have just learned through this correspondence is access to National Parks and Migratory Bird Protected Areas. Parks Canada will be contacted now same with Environment Canada. But for the purpose of this application, there is a process for applying for activities in the Migratory Bird Protected Areas. I will connect and go through the application process with Environment Canada, until such time when the application for a permit is approved, I will not offer any activities within the McConnell River Bird Sanctuary (this is the only protected bird area that I would likely approach in the late fall and early winter months) I do not have any interests in offering activities within other bird sanctuaries. As for the National Parks, I cannot see that I would offer any activities within the National Parks and can say that I will not enter any of these national parks for the purpose of outfitting and wildlife viewing activities. I will also not visit any archeological sites with this activity without first obtaining a permit from the culture department. You also asked....Please provide more specific locations for the activities. It is noted that an access permit from KIA is needed, but the generic polygon includes the majority of IOL parcels in the region. The general polygon also includes an established National Park and Migratory Bird Sanctuary, where separate authorizations may be needed. So for example, are you intending for polar bear, caribou, and bird viewing near Arviat, and caribou and archaeological sites near Baker Lake? My Response....There will be very specific activities for the majority of Kivalliq Wildlife Adventures tourism activities for sure. Such as Polar bear viewing south of Arviat but not in protected areas unless I receive a permit to do so. But I cannot be just limited to one activity or location. We may get clients that want to go see Muskox out in the wild, go see caribou inland as they migrate north or south, also depending on the season. I cannot offer these activities without accessing and traveling through KIA Inuit Owned lands, and this is the reason for this application. To apply for a generalized land use permit for the Kivalliq Region with the KIA. Most of the response for this question was also answered in my first response above. Thank you, Jonathan Pameolik


Environmental Protection:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurances of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s2.4.15 and Appendix 2,s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.

Low Level Air Flights:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.

Caribou Protection Measures:
s2.4.6 and Appendix 3: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix 3?

Caribou Water Crossings:
Will the applicant avoid, between May 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct s2.4.6 and map: any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified

Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s4.4.3 and Appendix 3, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Government of Nunavut?

Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?

Bird Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Mc Connell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuary or, the East Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Southern Southampton Island and Coats Island:
s3.4.5: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, in southern Southampton Island and Coats Island?
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?


New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix 2: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the Code of Good Conduct at all times.