Pond Inlet, Canada

Pond Inlet is a small, predominantly Inuit community in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada and is located at the top of Baffin Island.

Pond Inlet is considered one of Canada's "jewels of the North". It is one of the most picturesque communities with mountainous ranges viewable from all directions. Icebergs are most often accessible from the community within walking distance or a short snowmobile ride in winter. Pond Inlet boasts a nearby floe edge, several dozen glaciers, explorable ice caves, and many grand and picturesque inlets.

Visitors to Pond Inlet can visit the brand new Nattinnak Visitor's Information Centre, hike to Qilaukat 2 km west of town to explore the remains of an old Thule village, or visit a traditional Inuit home called a qarmaq.

Things to See & Do

* Arctic scenery
* Visit a traditional Inuit home (qarmaq)
* Nattinnak Visitor's Information Centre
* Hike to Qilaukat to explore the remain of an old Thule village.
* Hike up Mount Herodier 15 km east of town

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)
Language – Inuit Language (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun), English, French
Population – 1,549 approx
Land Area – 173.36 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – +709

Travel Links – Baffin Island can be accessed via Montreal, Quebec city or Edmonton. Pond Inlet is most readily accessible by airplane through a connection in Iqaluit, Nunavut's capital to Pond Inlet Airport. The ocean is ice free for as long as three and a half months when tourist cruise ships visit.

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