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Cold Waters


Vessels | Victoria, British Columbia to Alaska | Aleutian Islands, Alaska | Little Diomede Island, Alaska | The Yukon, Canada | Sachs Harbor/Ikaahuk, Northwest Territories | Holman/Uluqsaqtuuq, Victoria Island | Coppermine / Kugluktuk, Nunavut | Cambridge Bay/ Ikaluktutiak, Nunavut | Gjoa Haven/ Ursuqtuuq | Spence Bay/Taloyoak, Northwest Territories | Arctic Circle Crossing Initiation | Excursion onto the Ice | Laurier 2000 Photo Album | Saint Lawrence Island Polynya Project 2001 | SLIPP 2001 Photo Album | The Arctic Rose Tragedy
Coppermine / Kugluktuk, Nunavut

The original spelling was Qurluqtuq, which means "the place of moving water" to reflect its location near the Coppermine River. The language was lost in the process of naming the town, since Kugluktuk offically means "two startled people".



A tethered sled dog. (Photo by A. Balsom)


A bilingual yield sign. (Photo by A. Balsom)


An inukshuk marking a pathway. (Photo by A. Balsom)


Ari standing next to an inukshuk above town.