Capital Suites - Iqaluit
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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This was my third polar trip, having gone in August-September 2011 to the Russian Far East Coast, Chukchi Sea (Arctic Ocean) and Wrangel and Herald Islands, on Spirit of Enderby/Professor Khromov (Vostok), led by Heritage Expeditions based in New Zealand; and in February 2009 to Antarctica's Western Peninsula, crossing the Antarctic Circle, on Polar Pioneer/Akademik Schuleykin (St. Petersburg) with Aurora Expeditions based in Australia. Adventure travel companies ...
... and was greeted by volunteers at the lodge. Apparently, many people were WWOOFing at the lodge. Some are there for several months and others are there for only several weeks. Most of them are very friendly young people.
One of the volunteers, Chantel, took us on a tour of the place. We were shown to the lodge, the cabin, the tipi and where we can go on the 2km and the 4km trails. Since there are no roads, we had to hike around to get to places. But since the ...
... 7 titles that are not related to the christian god, of which there are several on Tibetian Buddhism and others on Zen and Meditation. I guess this is a christian dominant community. But I was very surprised and disappointed to not find any books on native religions that section. Maybe they were placed elsewhere?
I headed back to the hotel afterwards to pickup my luggage and head back to Old Town to catch my flight to Blachford Lake Lodge, which I will cover in my next post.
... end up sitting and chatting with them throughout dinner. Apparently, they have met another person who came to Yellowknife to learn English and he joined us for dinner too.
One of them has moved to Yellowknife not too longer ago and the other one have lived here on and off since she was a kid. They were absolutely wonderful!
I learned so much about what it's like living here, including they get subsidized for $15/day because things there so darn expensive here, there ...
... we were going to Edmonton, was why? Seeing it's on the way, we thought we may as well. Apart from a general look-around, we decided to go to the West Edmonton Mall, which was famous in the '70’s when it was built as it had a beach with a wave machine, and is about 6 or 7 kms away.
Put on all our warm gear for the thousandth time (it’s about -10C outside) and head out to 111 St, and up to 82 Ave, also known as Whyte, where we find a #4 bus stop, and ...