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Iqaluit, Nunavut

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Jenna Reid

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By: Jenna Reid
Iqaluit, Nunavut
The average temperature in Iqaluit ranges from
-32.2 degrees Celsius to 11.6 degrees Celsius.
The average precipitation in Iqaluit varies from 15mm to 66mm per month (in the form of both snow and rainfall).
Latitude: 63.8 degrees
Longitude: -68.6 degrees
Altitude: 33.5m
The record daily low is -45.6 degrees Celsius (February 10, 1967). The record daily high is 25.8 degrees Celsius (July 28, 2001). The record daily amount of precipitation is 53mm (July 14, 1968)
Iqaluit is in the Artic Ocean drainage basin. It is very difficult to tell whether or not it is a dendritic drainage pattern or a trellis drainage pattern, though I think that it is a dendritic drainage pattern. However, it is easy to tell that there used to be a large glacier that formed the base of the drainage pattern.
Some natural vegetation found in Iqaluit, Nunavut is spruce, fir, deciduous, and poplar trees.
The altitude is very low, and this effects the climate because the air is much denser, therefore resulting in a slightly warmer climate. It's a good thing too, because Iqaluit is very cold.;
The nearest large body of water to Iqaluit is the Hudson Strait, off of the Hudson Bay.
Basic Information
Iqaluit is the Capitol of Nunavut. It is located on Baffin Island. It has a population of over 7 250 people, and the area is 52.34 km squared.
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four
Day Five
Day Six
Day Seven
One Week
On the first day in Iqaluit, we would go to the Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary. It is the largest bird sanctuary in all of Canada, at 61 765 km squared. It consists of wet sedge meadows and marsh land, with upland lichens, mosses, and vascular plants. There, we would see goose colonies, pectoral sandpipers, American golden-plovers, tundra peregrine falcon, rough-legged hawk, and snowy owls.
On the second day, we would go to the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. Tours of this extremely important building are only available at one-thirty from June to August.
On the third day, we would visit the Katannilik Territorial Park. It is a lush haven in a seemingly endless bare landscape. It is located on the south end of Baffin Island and has many lakes and rivers;including the Soper River, which cascades down rocky ledges forming several waterfalls.
The definition of agriculture changes slightly in the territories because they are so far north. The soil isn't very good at all, making in extremely difficult to farm. They do however herd wild animals, like caribou and muskox; breed sled dogs; work with horse outfitting and ridging; and they harvest indigenous plants and berries, like arrowhead, mustard, and strawberry blight. All of these are edible.
On the fourth day, we would go to the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum. In this museum, we would learn about the history of of the Inuit and the Arctic. It is the home to many Inuit and Arctic items. It specializes in both the Inuit and the Arctic. And, it's gift shop is full of souvenirs and keepsakes.
On day five, we would go to Qaummaarviit Territorial Historic Park. It is only approximately twelve kilometers from the outside of Iqaluit. This lovely area was once home to the Thule people; and, along with what is left of their sod houses, there are artifacts for visitors to look and explore inside of.
On the sixth day of our vacation in Iqaluit, we would go to Iqaluit Fine Arts Studio. It is located directly across from the airport and home to many Inuit paintings, tapestries, prints, hangings, sculptures, cards, jewelry, and much, much more.
On the final day of our trip in Iqaluit, we would go to the Nunavut
Geo Science Office. It offers a very impressive collection of rocks and minerals from all over, particularly from Nunavut.
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