A 50-year-old woman was attacked by a polar bear near Kangiqsualujjuaq in northern Quebec.

Alacie Baron was attacked at about 10 p.m. Monday when she stepped out of a cabin at a hunting camp near the community.

Her husband heard her screaming and ran out. He shot the bear several times and killed it.

Baron was flown by helicopter to Kuujjuaq where she received medical treatment at the hospital this morning.

She suffered bites to her head and arms, but is reportedly in stable condition.