Pond Inlet Airport of Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada, is a small airport that is operated by the government of Nunavut. Located between 72.689444 latitude and -77.968889 longitude, at coordinates 72°41′22″N 077°58′08″W, the airport has flights to local destinations such as Clyde River, Igloolik, and Iqaluit, via airlines such as Canadian North and First Air. Pond Inlet Airport is elevated at 202 feet or 62 metres above mean sea level, and has a gravel-surfaced runway, designated 02/20, which is 4,006 feet or 1,221 metres long.
Pond Inlet, in Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada, is a community that is mainly Inuit, and is located to the north of Baffin Island. Pond Inlet experiences a polar climate, with long cold winters and short cool summers.
What to see & do
Pond Inlet has been considered as among Canada’s ‘jewels of the north’. Among the tourist destinations within the area include Sirmilik National Park, Tamaarvik Territorial Park, and Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Sirmilik National Park is included within the whole of Canada’s national parks system. The park represents the Northern Eastern Arctic Lowlands Natural Region and portions of the Lancaster Sound Marine Region. Sirmilik National Park has three separate areas, namely the Bylot Island, Oliver Sound, and the Borden Peninsula. Bylot Island is known for its rugged mountains, with ice fields, glaciers, as well as coastal lowlands and seabird colonies. Oliver Sound on the other hand, features a long and narrow fiord best for boating, hiking, and camping. Lastly, Borden Peninsula, as a plateau, has river valleys that go through the vast plateau area. In general, the Sirmilik National Park provides a getaway for outdoor lovers of all ages. Tamaarvik Territorial Park, on the other hand, can be reached in 30 minutes starting from Pond Inlet. It features tent platforms, barbeque pits, and is famous for its berry picking areas, fishing sites, and sod houses.
How to get around within Pond Inlet
Pond Inlet is accessible by plane through flights from Iqaluit. When travelling by land however, since the community is just around 2.5 kilometres or 1.6 miles long, the most common mode of transportation is via snowmobiles and ATV four-wheelers. Currently, the number of vehicles within Pond Inlet is steadily increasing.
How to get there
Pond Inlet Airport has flights to and from various destinations such as Clyde River, Igloolik, and Iqaluit via airlines such as Canadian North and First Air. From Iqaluit Airport, some of the destination to fly into and out of include Kangerlussuaq, Narsarsuaq, Cape Dorset, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Ottawa, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Rankin Inlet, Yellowknife, Gander, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Chesterfield Inlet, Coral Harbour, Kimmirut, Kuujjuaq, and Montreal via Air Greenland, Canadian North, Exploits Valley Air Services, and First Air. Among the flights the airport operates also include seasonal flights and charter flights to and from Copenhagen, Nuuk, Halifax, and St. John’s via Air Greenland and Canadian North; Arctic Bay, Cape Dorset, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Mary River, Montreal, Nuuk, Ottawa, Pangnirtung, Qikiqtarjuaq, Rankin Inlet, Resolute, Yellowknife, and Kitchener via Air Nunavut and Nolinor Aviation.
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