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Resolute (ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ Qausuittuqis) is a small town on Cornwallis Island in the Qikiqtaaluq Region of Nunavut, Canada and is one of the northernmost communities in Canada. This small community has a meager population of 198 as of the 2016 census.


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.

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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 [1] and Kenn Borek Air [2].

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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.

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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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