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Clyde River, NunavutClyde River, known as Kangiqtugaapik in Inuktitut,  is located on the northeast coast of Baffin Island in Nunavut.  It is the contact point for travel to the scenic Sam Ford Fiord, one of about 10 fiords in the region.  Local mountains have made the area popular with base jumpers and mountain climbers.

Another of the attractions in the area is the Niginganiq / Isabella Bay bowhead whale sanctuary. Created in 2008, the people of Clyde River have been working towards it for decades. In the summer, more than 100 bowheads gather in the bay, one of the largest concentrations of bowheads in the world.

With a population of about 800 people, it is one of Nunavut's smaller communities.  The Hudson's Bay Company founded a trading post in the area in the 1920s.  The U.S. Coast Guard also operated a weather station there during World War Two.  

 

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