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Photo by Angela Gzowski/Up Here

Pangnirtung (pop. 1,481) is the usual gateway for adventurers in Auyuittuq National Park. It is set in a scenic mountain valley beside a fiord. Inuit have used the area for hunting and fishing for thousands of years, and in the 19th century this was a commercial whaling destination. Pang is known for its artists, and the Uqqurmiut Centre, who produces unique tapestries and authentic “Pang hats.”