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Coburg Island Lady Ann Strait Canada Cruise Port Guide

Location:

You will be tendered ashore.

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Sightseeing:

Coburg Island lies at the eastern entrance into Jones Sound, with its eastern shores facing the open waters of Baffin Bay; the Jones Sound separates Devon Island (on the south) from Ellesmere Island (on the north).

Coburg Island is located 20 km southeast, across the Glacier Strait, from the Cape Tennyson region of southeastern Ellesmere Island and 30 km northeast, across the Lady Ann Strait, from Cape Fitz Roy on Devon Island. Coburg Island is approximately rectangular in shape - an outline that is broken by the large Marina Peninsula on the eastern coast - with a north to the south length of 37 km and widths ranging from 6 km in the north to 22 km through the Marina Peninsula in the south. The island covers an area of 344 km².

The interior is mountainous with a maximum elevation of 823 m above sea level, with average heights, generally decreasing towards the south. Many areas of the coastline - particularly in the north, east and south - meet the sea in tall cliffs ranging from 100 m to over 300 m in height. Glaciers cover 225 km² (65%) of the island in permanent ice and snow - including the 10 km² Laika Ice Cap. Glaciers form much of the islands western coast.

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Shopping and Food

It's considered normal to tip 10-15% of a restaurant bill. Tips are also usually given to bellhops, concierges, room cleaners, cab drivers, hairdressers, hotel attendants and, by savvy drinkers, bar staff.

Currency:

Canadian dollar

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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Communication:

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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