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

Hall Beach

The Canadian community of Hall Beach is located at the north-eastern tip of Melville peninsula at the shores of Foxe Basin, a narrow strait across from Baffin Island, Canada.

Hall Beach is one of the longest permanently populated communities north of the Arctic Circle with the main occupations being hunting and fishing. Hall Beach is also a northern transportation centre with a commercial-grade airport, which can accommodate large jetliners.

Each year on April 1, Hall Beach has a Hamlet Day festival featuring a community feast, traditional games and square dancing. Hamlet Day celebrates the return of continuous daylight from mid-April through mid-August.

Attractions in Summer include the Sun Dogs, a phenomenon that is the result of sunlight reflection, producing rare, diamond-like duplicates of the Sun; spectacular Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights displays.

Visitors will also enjoy traveling to the edge of Hall Beach, where one can find the remains of an old whale carcass, estimated to be between 350 and 800 years old. You can also see the wreckage of a World War II Lancaster bomber that crashed here in the mid-1950s while transporting supplies for the DEW line.

 

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