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Cambridge Bay Victoria Island Canada Cruise Port Guide


The ship will anchor near the center and will use tenders or zodiacs to get you ashore.

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Cambridge Bay (Ikaluktutiak) lies on the south coast of Victoria Island and is the site of a weather station. This is the administrative center for the western Kitikmeot Region and a historically important town. Lying in the harbor are the weathered remains of the 'Maud' - the three-masted schooner that Amundsen sailed across the north polar basin from 1922-24. The area was a traditional hunting and fishing location and archeological sites are often found. Barren-ground Caribou, Muskox, Arctic char, Lake trout and Ringed Seal were the primary and remain important food sources today. Situated east of Cambridge Bay is Ovayok Territorial Park.

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You will find ATMs in many grocery stores, malls, airports and so on, and most are linked to the international networks, the most common being Cirrus, Plus, Star and Maestro. You can also grab cash from an ATM if you use a major credit card although this method tends to be more expensive because, in addition to a service fee, you'll be charged interest immediately.

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In Canada the main languages are English 59.3%, French 23.2% (both official); other 17.5%. Quebec and New Brunswick being the most "French" The rest of the country is English speaking.

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