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User currently offlineFlight Level From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 762 times:

Has anyone visited this remote nothern territory in Canada. I have been to Alert and Iqaluit numerous times. I don't know why, but that area really intrigues me. Has anyone else been here?

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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 751 times:

I've never been there, but it sounds like a pretty interesting place to visit. Probably quite expensive, though.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineFlight Level From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 745 times:

Actually, it is really not that expensive. Only the flights are. I stayed with a family that I didn't know and it was $15 per night. They showed great hospitality. The flights were only $1,200 total. And to take an expedition to see polar bears it was $75. Not too bad.

User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 741 times:

I have been to Iqauluit and Rankin on stops and one time got stuck in Iqualuit and had to wait 2 days for the next flight. 5 People asked to buy weed. I liked it there especially the land scape when I ever I have to stop there it is for 4 hours so I make some time to check it out.

User currently offlineFlight Level From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 741 times:

Yes the isolation has left the teenage and younger community in shambles (for the indigenous peoples). Alcohol, drug levels, and suicide are EXTREMELY high. I would not be surprised if 7 year olds smoked weed there. There are a great deal of hippies as well.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39834 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 727 times:

I have always been intriged by the norther Terretories of Canada.
I want to visit Yellowknife one day.

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User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 719 times:

I'd love to go. I'll probably go to Alaska this summer or next summer and fly around in a Beaver. Those places (Alaska especially) are GREAT for all the small planes around! Big grin

TB


User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 707 times:

My friend went to Inuvik and he said that kids went to the Gas Stations with shot glasses.

User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 702 times:

I'm fascinated with the vastness and desolation of the interior: the idea that it might be possible to leave a large, sturdy, eye-catching time capsule on an island in the middle of an isolated lake, and not have anyone stumble across it for years.



User currently offlineNBC News1 From UK - England, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 681 times:

I was born in October 1983 in Toronto and three months later in January 1984, my parents moved to Nanasivik(mining), located on the north end of Baffin Island. It was the North-West Territories at the time (as I'm sure you know), but it is now part of Nunavut and is one of the northern-most cities in Canada and in the world.

My family lived there until the summer of 1988 when I was four years old, and because of my young age.....I have few memories.

The only reason the whole experience still affects me is because it is the entire reason why I became and am obsessed with Airplanes.

Once a year my family would fly down to Toronto and Ottawa to visit family members...and the only memory I really have of the whole time is that of the airport and the planes.
The airport was extremely tiny and had a gravel runway. The terminal was about the size of a small convenience store.


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Nordair operated a flight from Montreal to Nanasivik (via Iqualuit) twice a week with a 737-200 Combi. The plane would continue on to Resolute after Nanasivik. Nanasivik only had about 250 people.

The service was changed in 1987 to Canadian Airlines (it didn't become Canadian North until after we left), again with the 737-200C's formerly with Nordair. Still twice a week and still continuing on to Resolute.

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To this day....my favorite airline is Canadian Airlines, and my favorite aircraft is the 737-200. I also hold a great love for the symbol on the Nordair tail. I love it.

Something else that is weird is that my favorite colour is yellow.....just as it appears on the Nordair noses.


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I am truly thankful and greatful for my time in Nanasivik. Looking back....I absolutely love the entire airplane/airline situation of that time, in that area.


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It was so cool.


User currently offlinePolaris From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 664 times:

When Nordair was still around, they used to have an overnight summer package from Montreal to Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay at the time). This would take you to the north to "experience" the midnight sun.

The flight would leave Montreal at 19:00 and arrive Iqaluit at 22:00. You would tour all night. The sun would be up all night. Tourist places would remain open all night. You would get back on your plane at 07:00 the next morning and be back in Montreal by 10:00.


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 648 times:

Just a tip for anyone planning to visit Canada's north: if you can, purchase Aeroplan miles from Air Canada for your trip instead of paying for a ticket. There is no longer any limit on the portion that you can purchase for your trip.There a limited number of seats available, but outside of the holiday seasons, you have a pretty good shot. My sister saved about $900 by purchasing aeroplan miles instead of paying cash for her ticket to Baker Lake...which otherwise would have cost over $2000.

User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 633 times:

I live in Yellowknife, and have been to Inuvik, Tuk, Diavik, Rankin Inlet, Cam Bay, Iqaluit and Resolute.
(though It wasnt Nunavut at my last visit, March 99)
The north is everything for me, when Im off at school, I cant wait to return back, the midnight sun, canoing to all hours of the night, the dark of winter, (yes I enjoy the -40C weather, infact I miss it), mounatin biking, and, of course the vast and completley dfferent aviation scene we have.
I could not imagine being born or raised anywhere else.

Dash8king, are you a resident or a frequent visitor? (and they go to the gas station with plastic bags, so they can sniff it, not drink the gas)

Superfly, If you ever make it to town, email me, and I'll give you a plate!  Smile





User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39834 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 630 times:

AirCanadaMan:
Thanks man, that would be awsome!
I have some friends in Vancouver, B.C. thats actually talked of driving up there.
Isn't it like a two day drive to get there?


BTW, NWT has the best looking licence plates!  Smokin cool



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User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 622 times:

Yes I know they sniffed the gas my guess is that they just put into a bag later oh well. I am a part-time resident, I stay with my mom sometimes and then sometimes go to my dads in Rossburn Manitoba. Rossburn doesn't have an airport.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 613 times:

Hey Polaris,
I took the same midnight special from YYZ to YFB in 1987. It was with Canadian shortly after their takeover of Nordair (Nordair 732C equipment).

12 hour roundtrip. 4 hour flight YYZ-YFB 8pm-12midnight, then 4 hour tour til 4am in broad daylight, then fly home. It was around the summer solstice.

Since most Canadians never get to the NWT/Nunavut, I felt pretty lucky to have seen this part of Canada above the tree line.

Regards
Neil



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 599 times:

Fascinating topic...I have had a desire to go to the Canadian Arctic as well, it is something that has piqued me for years...Id also like to visit ALERT someday but I think it is only for Canadian military personnel...

Greg



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39834 posts, RR: 74
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 599 times:

A friend of a friend of mines lived up on Devon Island. He had went insane and killed himself. Can the lonely barren enviornment have that kind of effect on someone?


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 596 times:

A friend of a friend of mines lived up on Devon Island. He had went insane and killed himself. Can the lonely barren enviornment have that kind of effect on someone?

I had read that Devon Island is the world's largest uninhabited island. Oh wait, maybe your friend's friend was the last inhabitant  Smokin cool



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39834 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 594 times:

Funny PROSA!  Laugh out loud Big grin


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User currently offlinePolaris From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 590 times:

Hey Polaris,
I took the same midnight special from YYZ to YFB in 1987. It was with Canadian shortly after their takeover of Nordair (Nordair 732C equipment).


Unfortunately, I didn't take the tour at that time but if that type of package were offered today, I would definitely take the trip.


User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 585 times:

"A friend of a friend of mines lived up on Devon Island. He had went insane and killed himself. Can the lonely barren enviornment have that kind of effect on someone?"

Yes, but I really love the outdoors and the sounds of nature so I would not do that. But it does happen to people they get cabin fever. I think thats what happened to the Madtrapper??


User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 582 times:

It was probably the 5 months of complete darkness that pushed him to the limit, and, its true, it happens a lot, especially for southerners who take jobs as nurses, teachers and RCMP officers, they cant stand it.
For us, durring freeze up and break up, when the ice road is useless, and the ferry can't go in the water, the entire city, (all 17,000 of us) have no road connection, and so no groceries or trucked goods, (fuel, cars, shipments for Wal-mart) for up to 4 weeks. (Eventually they fly it in)

But of course, it has its benfits, isolation pay, low taxes, 5 minute minute walk from anywhere to complete and total bush that goes on for 1000's of km's....

Like I said, I'd take the midnight sun and the winter howl over being stuck 40 minutes in traffic, or waking up and hearing of smog warnings or having to drive 3 hours to something close to the bush.


User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 579 times:

I know what you mean ACM. Driving in traffic makes me sick to the stomach actually because of all the stopping. I love it here, I can't stand going down south in the summer its to hot!

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