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The wilderness awaits. The highest peaks of the Canadian Shield, the Penny Ice Cap and the Akshayuk Pass offers unique adventure opportunities (Nature Trek Canada photo).

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Crossing a stream in Auyuittung National Park on Baffin Island (Christian Kimber photo).

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Nurse Cielo Smith and one that didn't get away.

Adventure

Life in Nunavut is truly amazing and unique. Considered by many to be one of the last great frontiers.

Most of Nunavut is beyond the tree line, leaving very little forested land. Birds, animals and wild flowers are abundant in many parts of Nunavut. The endless summer sun is just as beautiful as the harsh winter blizzards are powerful. Nunavut is truly a territory of much diversity, in its land, it wildlife, it people and its seasons.

For the adventure seekers looking to challenges themselves professionally and personally, Nunavut is the perfect place to live. Each region boosts is own unique splendor, and as a territory there is no shortage of opportunity to explore.

Nunavut is home to world-class wildlife encounters, spectacular bird viewing, amazing parks, challenging camping and hiking, top notch canoeing and kayaking, marvelous fishing, and renowned arts & culture.

For information on Nunavut’s Parks go to "http://www.nunavutparks.com/

Baffin Region

The Baffin Region is home to Iqaluit, Nunavut’s capital, and only, city. This region features all of the beauty and adventure one can expect on a frontier.

In winter, many people take advantage of the frozen tundra and fiords to go dog sledding and snowmobiling across land and water. Excursions across the vast land are rewarded with the splendor of mountains, glaciers, icebergs, bird cliffs and marine wildlife.

The winters may be harsh with cold temperatures, strong winds and blizzards, but for many that is just the price to be paid for a stellar summer filled with endless sun, sea kayaking, sport fishing, narwhal watching and journeys to one of the three National Parks in this region.

Kitikmeot Region

This region is rich is culture and history. It features a diversity of people living on magnificent lands, populated with unique wildlife, all in a harmony that can only be found in Canada’s North.

People living in this region can experience an adventure like no other. They can retrace the steps taken by some of history’s most notable characters as they tempted to search for the Northwest Passage to Asia. The Passage, which was once a great mystery, is well navigated by the people of this region, using skin boats, schooners, motorized boats and snowmobiles.

Adventures are also found while traveling along the region’s beautiful rivers, where the barrenlands will reveal a host of wolves, grizzly bears, musk ox, foxes and caribou. The tundra is also has thousands of ponds and lakes. The region is also home to a bird sanctuary, a wildlife sanctuary and a another National park

Kivalliq Region

The Kivalliq Region situated along the magnificent shores of Hudson Bay boasts of being the geographic center of Canada.

This is an ideal place for anyone who wants to live out of the ordinary and experience some of nature’s most mighty creatures up close and personal. Residents can watch whales from the sea or from the safety of the land. They can watch beluga whales swim the rivers leading into bays. Polar bears can be found hunting on the floe edge. And the experience of seeing a caribou migration can leave viewers almost speechless.

On the border with the Northwest Territories is the Thelon Game Sanctuary which includes the Thelon River system and protects the caribou migration routes from the forest edge in the south to the Arctic coast.

"All we could hear was the patter of the dogs feet on the snow" (Maria Fraser Photo)