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Resolute (Inuktitut: Qausuittuq (place with no dawn), sometimes Resolute Bay) is in [[Nunavut]], [[Canada]].  It is considered to be on of the northernmost communities in Canada.
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'''Resolute''' (ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ ''Qausuittuqis'') is a small town in [[Nunavut]], [[Canada]] and is one of the northernmost communities in Canada.
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==Understand==
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Located on Cornwallis Island in the extreme north of Canada, this small Inuit hamlet was established in 1953 in order to secure Canadian claim over its Arctic areas during the Cold War. The weather in Resolute can be summed up in two words: '''freezing cold'''. Average temperature is −16.4°C (2.5°F); only briefly during the summer do temperatures climb above zero degrees. Like most other places in the Arctic, the climate is very dry. Most snowfall occurs during the summer.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
Firstair and Kenn Borek Air have flights to Resolute Bay.
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The only practical means of traveling here is to use '''Resolute Bay Airport'''. Most flights comes from the capital of Nunavut, [[Iqaluit]]. There are also sporadic connections with the even more remote community of [[Grise Fiord]]. Flights are handled by '''First Air''' [http://www.firstair.ca] and '''Kenn Borek Air''' [http://www.borekair.com].
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
Ice.  Lots and lots of ice.
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==Do==
 
==Do==
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Two polar races have their starting points in Resolute, the '''Polar Race''' [http://www.polarrace.com] and the '''Polar Challenge''' [http://polarrace.com]. From here teams race the 350 nautical miles (648 km, 403 mi) to the [[North Pole]].
  
 
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The town has three hotels - Narwhal Inn, Qausuittuq Inns North and South Camp Inn - which have fewer than 100 rooms each, and several lodges.  
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Resolute boasts four hotels, '''Narwhal Inn''', '''Qausuittuq Inns North''' and '''South Camp Inn'''. Several lodges are also available for rent.
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==Contact==
 
==Contact==
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
Fly out on a Firstair or Kenn Borek Air flight.
 
  
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Revision as of 21:13, 22 March 2012

Resolute (ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ Qausuittuqis) is a small town in Nunavut, Canada and is one of the northernmost communities in Canada.

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Understand

Located on Cornwallis Island in the extreme north of Canada, this small Inuit hamlet was established in 1953 in order to secure Canadian claim over its Arctic areas during the Cold War. The weather in Resolute can be summed up in two words: freezing cold. Average temperature is −16.4°C (2.5°F); only briefly during the summer do temperatures climb above zero degrees. Like most other places in the Arctic, the climate is very dry. Most snowfall occurs during the summer.

Get in

The only practical means of traveling here is to use Resolute Bay Airport. Most flights comes from the capital of Nunavut, Iqaluit. There are also sporadic connections with the even more remote community of Grise Fiord. Flights are handled by First Air [1] and Kenn Borek Air [2].

Get around

See

Do

Two polar races have their starting points in Resolute, the Polar Race [3] and the Polar Challenge [4]. From here teams race the 350 nautical miles (648 km, 403 mi) to the North Pole.

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Resolute boasts four hotels, Narwhal Inn, Qausuittuq Inns North and South Camp Inn. Several lodges are also available for rent.

Contact

Get out


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