"Qikitarjuaq - "Big Island"" Broughton Island by arcticboy

Broughton Island Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 12 photos

Broughton Island is Qiqitarjuaq in Inuktitut

I spent a few months during the summer of 2002 working in Qiqitarjuaq. I was wonrking for the Canadian Wildlife Service though the Nunavut Research Institute. The job was interesting, I spent half of almost every day on the water collecting sea water samples along the coast and half in a lab testing the samples. It was busy work, but the wildlife around the island was worth the effort. During our 3 month stay we had a total of 71 polar bear sitings, we had seen bowhead whales breaching a few times and we got fresh air almost every day.

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  • Pros:beautiful and abundant wildlife
  • Cons:The people aren't fond of the federal government
  • In a nutshell:a hidden gem
  • Last visit to Broughton Island: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • maykal's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2005 at 5:25 PM

    Can't imagine what a few months on Broughton Island must be like! Didn't manage to see any polar bears (luckily!) or whales...just a couple of seals from a distance. An interesting island though :@P


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