Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Nunavut
Canada Travel Guide - Nunavut

Coral Harbour

The Canadian Community of Coral Harbour is a special place to visit. It is alone on Southampton Island (about the size of Switzerland) but with only 721 people. Its name is derived from the fossilized coral found it the waters around the community, evidence of a island in front of the mainland. Coral Harbour can be accessed by airplane via Winnipeg and Rankin Inlet.

Coral Harbour has a beautiful little harbour which protects its many boats from the summer gales. The sea is frozen from November until July and is then travelled upon by snowmobile. People use the animals for food and clothing.

The main transportation on the island is by snowmobile and dog sleigh. Despite the harsh climate, plentiful wildlife can be found on the island, such as walruses, polar bears, caribou, ringed seals and falcons.

 

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