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Smith Sound

Smith Sound is an uninhabited Arctic sea passage between Greenland and Canada's northernmost island, Ellesmere Island. It links Baffin Bay with Kane Basin and forms part of the Nares Strait. The Sound was named by William Baffin after Sir Thomas Smythe, promoter of voyages to find a Northwest Passage.

This fabled body of water served as the main route for explorers and adventurers searching for the North Pole. Adolphus Greely, Sir George Nares and Elisha Kent Kane all travelled these waters with varying degrees of success. Only 48-72km wide and 88km long, it is often packed with ice and provides favourable conditions for wildlife viewing.

Things to See & Do

* Bird watching
* View wildlife

General Information

Cruise Season - May - Oct
Currency - Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)
Language - Inuit Language (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun), English, French
Land Area - 9,700 km²
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code - +709

Travel Links - Travel Links - Baffin Island can be accessed via Montreal, Quebec city or Edmonton. All commercial flights will fly into Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavat.

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