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Gjoa Haven Travel Guide

Gjoa Haven is at the heart of the search for the Northwest Passage and is home to the informative Northwest Passage Park. Roald Amundsen wintered here before his successful discovery of the Northwest Passage. Gjoa Haven has traditionally been the meeting and resting place for Inuit travellers for thousands of years.

The area is also the last known location of the Lost Franklin Expedition. Gjoa Haven is located on King William Island. The community's name is taken from Amundsen's small ship, the Gjoa.

The very traditional Netsilik Inuit are known for their seal-hunting and arctic survival skills. They still use dog teams for travelling, hold drum dances often and enjoy throat singing. Many still wear traditional caribou clothing

Visitors will enjoy the Northwest Passage Park, an interpretive centre with walking trail that take the visitor to many locations important in the discovery of the Northwest Passage.

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