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Travel Guide to Canada - - Nunavut -


Be­tween the com­mu­ni­ties of Pond In­let and Arc­tic Bay on north­ern Baf­fin Is­land, Sir­mi­lik Na­tional Park’s 22,200 sq. km (8,572 sq. mi.) are com­prised of three parts: Bor­den Penin­sula is a plateau sliced by broad river val­leys; Oliver Sound is a scenic fjord for boat­ing, wilder­ness hik­ing and camp­ing; and By­lot Is­land is a spec­tac­u­lar and rugged is­land of moun­tains, val­leys, glaciers and seabird colonies. Kayak ice­bergdot­ted wa­ters, trek to red rock hoodoo spires, spot mi­gra­tory snow geese at their big­gest nest­ing area and visit an­cient ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Thule sites. By­lot abuts Lan­caster Sound, called the “Serengeti of the Arc­tic” for its abun­dance of seals, nar­whal, bel­uga and bow­head whales, as well as wal­rus and po­lar bears (www.­mi­lik).

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