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Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, Canada

Tourism Information

Gjoa Haven (Uqsuqtuuq, "place of plenty of fat") The English name honours the fact that the explorer Roald Amundsen overwintered his little ship, the Gjoa, in the inlet here,calling it "the best little harbour in the world". This is the nearest community to where the Franklin Expedition perished, and attracts history buffs from around the world. The Northwest Passage Trail is a self guided walhing trail describing the quest of dozens of explorers.


Amundsen Hotel/Inns North