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Herschel Island, Canada

Herschel Island is an island in the Beaufort Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean), which lies 5 km (3.1 mi) off the coast of the Yukon Territory in Canada. It is the site of a busy 19th century whaling station and the Yukon’s first territorial park. Amundsen spent a winter at nearby King’s Point before completing the first transit of the Northwest Passage.

Nesting shorebirds and Arctic foxes are abundant on the surrounding tundra - and polar bears are often sighted offshore. Herschel Island stands directly in the path of the formidable Beaufort Gyre, bringing with it abundant marine mammals and ice.

Things to See & do

* View wildlife
* Glaciers
* Ice Caps
* Whale watching
* Bird watching

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)
Language – Inuit Language (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun), English, French
Land Area – 116 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +709

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