Gjoa Haven Vacations & Travel Packages!

The only settlement on King William Island, Gjoa Haven is a small town in Nunavut (Canada). It derives its name from an Inuktitut word that means ‘lots of fat,’ thus referring to the abundance of sea mammals there.

Gjoa Haven is your go-to point for admiring Arctic history, polar Tundra wildlife and natural scenery besides pursing fishing, snowmobiling hiking, skiing, camping, bird watching and know more about this place’s historical and cultural heritage. You would be in for a real treat here during the warmer months (i.e. April and May) when you can pursue adventure sports sans much difficulty and also enjoy a two-week long cultural event called the 'Qavvavik Frolics' that features drum dancing, throat-singing, traditional Inuit games and culinary arts.

Places of Interest in Gjoa Haven
Northwest Passage Territorial Trail
Opened for trade and travel, the Northwest Passage is a sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The Northwest Passage Territorial Trail is educational trip that tells a visitor more about the historical expeditions that have taken place to explore Gjoa Haven and nearby areas of the Northwest Passage by some explorers in last century. Its Heritage Center has a historical account of the native inhabitants here and some arctic explorers who had come here to explore the region.

Queen Maud Migratory Bird Sanctuary
The Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary is home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of Ross geese. Encompassing both marine and terrestrial regions in Arctic Circle coastline, it is Canada's largest federally owned protected area. It consists of numerous Arctic lowlands and streams, ponds and shallow lakes.

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