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CYVM - Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, Canada Print E-mail

Summer VFR at 2am!Qikiqtarjuaq, formerly known as Broughton Island,  is situated on an island on the east coast of Baffin Island. It is the closest Nunavut to community to Greenland. Located at the north end of Auyuittuq National Park, the community features great scenery, as does Pangnirtung, at the south end of the Park.  The Qikiqtarjuaq area teems with marine wildlife and polar bears. Located on the edge of Baffin Bay also means that the area sees lots of icebergs.

We've heard from a number of pilots who've stopped there and found it a great visit. For those travelling in single engine or ultralight aircraft, this is an important alternate in case you're unable to get in to Pangnirtung or Iqaluit.

The plane in the picture is Paul Nopper's Aviat Husky, photographed near Qikiqtarjuaq a few years ago. Paul's been up this way a few times, and taken some great photographs.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 23:32
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