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CYLC - Kimmirut, Nunavut, Canada Print E-mail

C-GOLJ at CYLCKimmirut (formerly Lake Harbour) was one of the earlier Hudson's Bay Company and RCMP posts in the south Baffin.  It has also become known for a sapphire find. It is the closest community airstrip to Iqaluit.  The strip is relatively short, with hills on 2 sides and village on the other two, making it a challenge. And that doesn't count the fun of the dip in the middle (see photos below).

Nearby Katannilik Park, with its This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in Kimmirut is one of the local attractions.  Many tourists hike the Soper River, flying into the east end of the park from Iqaluit, walking along the River, and finishing up in Kimmirut.  There are emergency shelters on the way, which serve hikers in the summer, and snowmobilers in the winter.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 19:47
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CYLC - Kimmirut Airport Info Print E-mail

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

N62 50 53 W69 52 38; Magnetic Dev: 32 degrees W; Elevation: 169'; VNC chart A5033; this airport is in Southern Domestic Airspace (all nav information in degrees magnetic)

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

Runway: 16/34; 1899ft x 75 ft gravel; Threshold 17: 175', Threshold 35:137'; Runway 34 up 1.58%; RCR CARS or hamlet office (OT charge) see below

Overhead view of the airstrip

Photos of the 34 approach to CYLC - Kimmirut

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 19:51
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Kimmirut Accommodation, Tourism and Links Print E-mail

Anglican Church, Kimmirut Kimmirut is one of the earliest settlements in the south Baffin area of Nunavut.  The Anglican Church has had a presence here since about 1909. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police established a post here in 1911. The community site was determined by these outside interests.

Today, Kimmirut is a small community of about 400 people.  Jobs in the community are few. There are a number of artists, and many people spend considerable time engaged in traditional hunting and gathering activities. For some great views of the community and the local weather, visit kimmirutweather.com.  They have a wonderful photo album.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:01
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