Snowpark & Club 

Here in Grise Fjord, at 76 degrees 24' N, you are at the top of the world, where the climate and seasons have a unique rhythm. At these latitudes, we have two seasons: the "light" season from May to August, when the sun never sets, and the "dark" season from October to mid-February, when the sun never rises.

Wintertime is cold. Temperatures in January can dip to -30 C (-22 F) and can go as low as -40 C (-40 F). The ground remains snow-covered from late September to early June. Moonlight on the snow and a lingering twilight help to guide you. For 10 months of the year, the sea around Grise Fjord is frozen and breaks up usually aren't complete until mid-August. Until then, we use the sea ice as a highway for travel by snowmobile or dog sled. Here, paraskiing can be done on the sea ice, in front of the community, in the fjord or on the wide open areas toward Devons Island. 


 

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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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