I spent one night and two days on Moose Factory Island. My family stayed in the Cree owned/operated Ecolodge and were very impressed. The building is absolutely beautiful and has won prestigious architectural awards for its use of wood. There's wood everywhere: desks, intricately made chair, beautiful supporting beams.
The staff are very laid back, and while some may expect more direct service, the relaxed approach to afterhours accommodation is very welcome (i.e. guests have after-hours access to a small library, dining room, and kitchen area if you want to boil some water for tea at midnight).
Since it was a bit overcast when I was there, the stars weren't as clear as I would've liked, but the mosquitoes weren't bad either...so there's that.
We took a boat (freighter canoe with outboard motor) up to the mouth of James Bay. One of the local guys took us up, and the ecolodge can put you in touch with him.
It was very quiet at night, and looking out onto the Moose River was a very tranquil experience.
Keep in mind that Moose Factory Island is accessible from Moosonee only by water taxi ($15 a person each way I think) so have cash on you.
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- Also Known As:
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