Clyde River

Clyde River, which is Kangiqtugaapik, or “nice little inlet,” to the Inuit, can be found on the eastern shore of Baffin Island in the shelter of Patricia Bay. A town of just over 900 people, it is located on a flood plain, surrounded by spectacular fiords that stretch all the way into the Barnes Icecap. The mountains, icebergs and glaciers in the Clyde River area attract rock and ice climbers from around the world. There is also a multitude of animals to be seen, including caribou, narwhals and other sea mammals. The Iqalirtuuq National Wildlife Area, a protected bowhead whale sanctuary, is located in Patricia Bay. 


The Nunavut Climate Change Partnership (NCCP) was a collaborative partnership between the Government of Nunavut, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and Natural Reosurces Canada to build capacity for community-level adaptation planning.

Examining sea ice, sea ice use, and sea ice change in the communities of Qaanaaq, Greenland, Barrow, Alaska, and Clyde River, Nunavut. Want to get involved? You'll find a complete guide on how to set up a Sea-Ice Monitoring Program for your own community here!

Climate warming is driving a rapid transformation of polar ecosystems, and we urgently need to study the vulnerability of seafloor biodiversity to changes that are already underway.

Mercury (Hg) is a toxic heavy metal that changes into various chemical forms through geochemical processes. It is an element that occurs naturally in the environment but with industrialization, humans have altered its cycle by adding more mercury in the water, air, and soil.

A territory-wide program focusing on advancing climate change adaptation knowledge and decision-making  on resource development in Nunavut.

Summary coming soon, but for now please visit to access up-to-date weather information from three weather stations in close proximity to Clyde River.

Addressing climate change and identifying approaches for supporting current and future climate change adaptation projects across the Canadian Arctic.

The Geological Survey of Canada has developed a summary database and map of recent permafrost temperatures for Nunavut Canada. The database includes publicly available information from over 100 boreholes.

What do your elders and community leaders in Nunavut have to say about changing climate conditions over the years? Do you have images of your region that show the effects of climate change? Submit a community report and add your contribution to our store of knowledge.

This course informs government staff of climate change impacts and how to incorporate climate change into deision-making across all government sectors.



Tell us about what's happening in and around your community, post pictures and add to our database of Inuit Quajimajatuqangit about climate change


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