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Walker Bay, Nunavut

Walker Bay is a Canadian Arctic waterway in the Northwest Territories. It is an eastern arm of Amundsen Gulf. The bay is located on western Victoria Island, between Jago Bay, in the north, and Minto Inlet, in the south. Fort Collinson is on the bay's northern shore. The area is the ancestral home of Copper Inuit. The Walker Bay Research Station has been in operation since 1987.

This region is home to wildlife such as barren-ground caribou, muskox, barren-ground grizzly, tundra wolves, ground squirrels, brown and collared lemmings, peregrine falcons and other bird species. It is prime nesting habitat for white-fronted geese, Canada geese, king eiders, tundra swans and sandhill cranes.

Things to See & Do

* Walker Bay Research Station
* Fort Collision
* Wildlife
* Bird watching

General Information

Cruise Season -May - Oct
Currency - Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)
Language - Inuit Language (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun), English, French
Population - 41,470 approx (Northwest Territories)
Land Area - 1,183,085 km² (Northwest Territories)
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT minus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +709

Travel Links - Like other communities in Nunavut, the only access is by aircraft. Although most tourists arrive from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, it is possible to charter an aircraft from Cambridge Bay.

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