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10 Photos To Inspire A Visit To Pangnirtung, Nunavut

10 Photos to Inspire a Visit to Pangnirtung, Nunavut

These 10 photos of Pangnirtung come from a hiking trip to Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island in Nunavut. John and I spend two weeks backpacking across the Arctic Circle in the park, starting and ending the trip with a night in Pangnirtung.

It’s a remote community accessible via air from Iqaluit. Pangnirtung was far more beautiful than expected but I cannot imagine surviving the climate. On the day we arrived – June 30th – it was just above freezing – and with the windchill, well below.

As of 2016, only 1461 people call “Pang” home. The Inuit hamlet is only 50 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle. The community is considered famous for its tapestries and lithographic prints – two of which we bought when we were up there. Located on a gorgeous fjord, this little hamlet is the main gateway to Auyuittuq National Park. It’s popular with both hikers and climbers.

In the summer this area gets 24 hours of sunshine between June 8th and July 4th. However in winter, it doesn’t receive direct sunlight from mid-November to mid-February – and it can get brutally cold.

These 10 photos will give you an idea of the drama and beauty of the landscape around Pangnirtung.

Landscape as you fly into Pangnirtung
Landscape as you fly into Pangnirtung
Repeating hills seen through the window of the airplane
Repeating hills seen through the window of the airplane
Pangnirtung at about 10:30 PM in early July
It’s about 10:30 PM on June 30th
We camped above the town and enjoyed this view
We camped above the town and enjoyed this view
The old Hudson's Bay whaling station in Pangnirtung, Nunavut
The old Hudson’s Bay whaling station 
View of the harbour from the Parks Canada office
View of the harbour from the Parks Canada office
View of the colourful harbour under sunny skies
View of the colourful harbour under sunny skies
A view of Pagnirtung from the boat
A view of Pangnirtung from the boat
Home in Pangnirtung, Nunavut
Home with a boat in the yard
"Art in the Pangnirtung airport"
Art in the Pangnirtung airport

Further reading on things to do in Nunavut

For more information on Nunavut visit the the Destination Nunavut website.

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10 photos to inspire a trip to Pangnirtung, Nunavut-

 

 

Leigh McAdam

Leigh McAdam is a Calgary based writer, author, photographer and social media enthusiast with over 61,000 followers. Her blog: HikeBikeTravel is frequently cited as one of the top travel and outdoor adventure blogs in Canada.

Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
Co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta

This Post Has 9 Comments
  1. With over 1300 photos from Asia and about 600 from Florida, I will be doing a post or two from the ones I don’t use in the coming months. I love the photo of the buildings with the lake and mountains in the background.

  2. This is a great idea, Leigh! I should do something similar because I am also such a shutterbug that I find I just don’t have the ‘umphh’ to write about everything (and I don’t want to drive my subscribers nuts with too many posts either!) Beautiful shots, thanks for sharing them.

  3. Woow!! Stunning Pictures!

    Pangnirtung is a very special place and remote area I its incredible environments and beautiful sceneries

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