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A Gorgeous View From Our Campsite In Pangnirtung

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 -…

View Of The Harbour From The Parks Canada Office

A Backpacking Trip in Auyuittuq National Park, Nunavut

A blast of cold air hits me as I saunter off the plane in Pangnirtung - a remote, mostly Inuit community on Baffin Island in Nunavut. Instantly I am wondering just what the hell I've got myself into. It's June 30th and I know it's the Arctic but somehow I didn't expect cold like this. I have already endured a flight to Ottawa, another to Iqaluit and then finally one to Pangnirtung - the starting…

Visiting Iqaluit, Nunavut on an Airport Layover

It's a rare day when I'm happy with a plane delay. But on the way up to Pangnirtung - the starting point for a two week backpacking trip in Auyuittuq National Park John and I  were delayed in Iqaluit - the capital of Nunavut - initially for four hours, though ultimately for seven hours. Before the flight up we didn't think we'd have any chance to see Iqaluit since flights in and out were supposed…

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