2023 Best of the Western Arctic

DUNDAS HARBOUR Located on Devon Island, there are remains of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police post here, dating back to 1924. Historically, this area has been settled for more than 3,000 years by Inuit and pre-Inuit cultures. Be alert for wildlife, as walrus, polar bears and muskoxen inhabit the area. ISABELLA BAY A bowhead whale sanctuary, the Ninginganiq National Wildlife Area is comprised of the islands of Isabella Bay and the surrounding shoreline and waters. As many as a hundred bowheads have been recorded at one time in the bay, which is the single-largest known concentration of the species in Canada.

QIKIQTARJUAQ Qikiqtarjuaq sits at the foot of the Baffin Mountains, the highest range east of the Rockies. A friendly and welcoming community will open their arms to welcome you here. RADSTOCK BAY A Thule site here provides insight into how the pre-Inuit people survived and lived in the Arctic. Their subterranean dwellings were constructed of giant whale skulls and bones still visible today.

EXPEDITION SPIRIT Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement— of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your Expedition Team must consider the sea, ice and weather to guide the route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed. By the same token, wildlife encounters as described are expected, but not guaranteed. Your Expedition Team will use their considerable experience to seek out wildlife in known habitats, but the presence of any particular species of bird or marine wildlife is not guaranteed.

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