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CYTE - Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada Print E-mail

Arriving at Cape Dorset Cape Dorset, known in Inuktitut as Kingait, is internationally known for Inuit art.  The community is located on a small island, just off the Fox Peninsula of Baffin Island.  The cape was named in English by the explorer Captain Luke Fox in 1631 after Edward Sackville, the Earl of Dorset.  Fox was one of many who unsuccessfully sought the Northwest Passage through what we now call Hudson Straight.

The Hudson's Bay Company first established a trading post here in 1913.  The area has been a gathering place for Inuit for hundreds of years.

The 1950s brought  two people many associate with the development of Inuit art: James and Alma Houston. Their influence is still felt today through the on-going success of West Baffin Eskimo Co-op. Artists such as

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:51
CYTE - Cape Dorset Airport Info Print E-mail

Aerial Image of Cape DorsetClick on image to enlarge.

The information below is general, and NOT for specific flight planning purposes. Check CURRENT version of the Canada Flight Supplement to ensure accurate information.

N64 13 49 W76 31 30; Magnetic Dev: 31 degrees W; Elevation: 158'; VNC chart A5032 A5033, A5038; CAP1 published IFR approach

Time: Eastern UTC -5 (-4 at daylight saving time)

Runway: 13/31 (127/307 True); 3988ft x 100 ft gravel;  Overhead view of airport

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 22:19
Cape Dorset Accommodation, Tourism and Links Print E-mail

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Cape Dorset is a community of about 1200 people.  In addition to internationally known Inuit artists, Cape Dorset also has a number of outfitters and guides able to take you out for a trip on the land, water or ice (depending on the season).

The area also features Mallikjuaq Territorial Park, with landscape and scenary considerably different that that found around Kimmirut or Pangnirtung. You can reach the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by calling 1-867-939-2416

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 22:57

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