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After The Hoodoos

After The Hoodoos

Pond Inlet has more going on than jaw-dropping natural landscapes
By Up Here
Feb 16
From the Jan/Feb 2018 Issue

The picturesque town is famous for its nearby hoodoo rock formations and guided trips to hear the crash of sea ice at the floe edge. But there’s way more to do in this scenic north Baffin town.

Hiker’s paradise: Mount Herodier, just east of town, is about a three-hour climb. In the fall, there are massive blueberries to be picked on the way up.

Catch a show: From mid-August through September, the Tununiq Arsarniit Theatre Group puts on a show that weaves together stories from elders, writers and actors in the community.

Photo by Clare Kines.

For the birds: The town is located across the sound from the Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary. At the floe edge, you’re sure to see snow geese and kittiwake, but even in town the variety of birdlife is astonishing. Don’t forget binoculars and a bird book.

Off to the races: Catch the finish of the Nunavut Quest dogsled race in late-April, as teams arrive from Iglulik.