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Pond Inlet
CYIO - Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada E-mail

view of Pond Inlet Pond Inlet is located at the top of Baffin Island.  The area has been inhabited by Inuit and their predecessors for thousands of years. The English name Pond Inlet comes from James Pond, the British Royal Astronomer in 1818. Explorer John Ross named the area about 5 km east of the present community in honour of Pond.

In Inuktitut, the area is called Mittimatilik (the place of Mittima, or the place where Mittima was buried).

Traders, whalers and explorers frequented Pond Inlet for more than 200 years. The Hudson's Bay Company and other traders had established posts there. Both the Anglicans and Roman Catholics established missions there in the 1920s. The Hamlet of Pond Inlet was incorporated in 1975, at the time Inuit were moving into permanent communities.  The Hamlet has an excellent summary of recent history on their website. At the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage, Pond Inlet plays an important role in the history of the Baffin region.  Click here for CYIO - Pond Inlet Airport Info. Pond Inlet Accommodation, Tourism and Links

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:01
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CYIO - Pond Inlet Airport Info Print E-mail

Aerial view Pond Inlet Click on image to enlarge. Photo overhead CYIO courtesy of Pat Healy from his trip to the North Magnetic Pole in 2003

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

N72 41 22 W77 58 08; Magnetic Dev: 51 degrees W; Elevation: 202'; VNC chart A5047; CAP1 published IFR approach

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

Runway: 02/20 (023/202 degrees true); 4006ft x 98 ft gravel; 20 up 0.32% Overhead view of airport

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 20:25
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Pond Inlet Accommodation, Tourism and Links Print E-mail

Pangaggujjiniq Dog Team Race With a population of just over 1300, Pond Inlet is one of the larger communities on north Baffin Island.  In summer, it is a regular stop for cruise ships plying the Northwest Passage.  It is also a great place for wildlife and Inuit art.

In winter, the community experiences 24 hour darkness, as it is well above the Arctic circle.  Spring brings the return of the sun, and events like the annual Nunavut Quest regional dog team race. Click on the photo at left to enlarge.

Pond Inlet has a range of accommodation, and outfitters experienced in taking visitors out for an unforgettable trip no matter what the season.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 22:22
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