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wisconsin_fan81
post Jul 14 2009, 08:21 AM
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My wife and I have been working on a Canada trip for a while, and really want to go to the area nearest to the magnetic North Pole. Apparently that is Alert on Ellesmere Island, but I heard that Resolute is one of- if not the- northernmost "town" to the North Pole. True yes/no? Where in Nunavut should we visit, and what are our options for places to stay? Time of year/weather are not a concern- we are big cold weather travelers.


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post Jul 15 2009, 12:06 AM
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Wow, so great to hear you seriously want to visit the North!
Yes, I am pretty sure Res is the nearest community to the magnetic North
Pole although Grise Fiord is the most northerly community.
As for places to stay, all communities have hotels and a place like Res also has other lodges mostly for hunters and fishers. You should be able to find some info online or thru www.nunavuttourism.com. Just be prepared for expensive flight and accommodation costs.

Gotta catch my plane....will continue later...
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post Jul 15 2009, 02:54 PM
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It's easiest to get to Iqaluit in Nunavut. This is the community where most of the flights go to.

When are you going?


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post Jul 16 2009, 09:18 AM
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Yes, Iqaluit probably has the highest frequency of flights because it is the biggest community. However, if you wanted to hit Res, you would go through Edmonton using Canadian North or First Air which used to have combined almost daily flights from Edmonton to Yellowknife, to Cam Bay and Res.(among other smaller places).
Check their websites (www.CanadianNorth.com or www.FirstAir.com or www.FirstAir.ca) to see the schedules and prices.

I hope this helps and I am interested to know your thoughts and planning process so please keep us up-to-date!


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