About Grise Fiord

Population: 163
The northernmost civilian community of Canada, Grise Fiord is located in the High Arctic on Ellesmere Island, some 1,160 km north of the Arctic Circle. Picturesque and remote, it is surrounded by high hills and, for most of the year, sea ice. In fact, the Inuktitut name for Grise Fiord is Aujuittuq, “the place that never thaws out”. From April to August, it is also bathed in 24-hour sunlight.
Tourism is a growth industry with visitors coming to witness the spectacular landscapes and plentiful wildlife. It is also a stopover for researchers traveling either to Ellesmere Island or to the “Frozen Forest” on Axel Heiberg Island.
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