Nunavut covers much of Canada's north stretching way up to the North Pole. Part of Nunavut is made up of Arctic islands. Much of Nunavut is covered with snow and ice. The far north is covered with thick ice caps and glaciers.
Arctic Bay (photo: Otto/Miller services)
In the High Arctic the land is lifeless and frozen. On Ellesmere Island the ice is hundreds of meters thick. Icebergs that have broken away from the glaciers float in the Arctic waters.
But there is more to see than ice and snow. There are mountains on some of the islands. During the short summer many small plants grow. Hundreds of flowers cover the Arctic tundra.
the tundra on Ellesmere Island
The people of Nunavut live in small communities. Iqaluit, the capital city, is located on the south coast of Baffin Island.
Iqaluit skyline in the winter, 2010
source - Wikipedia photo - Aaron Lloyd
Stone towers called Inuksuit (or inuksuk) were built
as markers for hunters and to show the way for travellers.
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