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Passenger ships cruise back into Nunavut waters – Nunatsiaq News

Jul 21, 2022

12 hamlets expect cruise visits this season now that temporary ban has expired

There’s going to be more traffic in the waters around Nunavut this summer as international cruise ships return to the territory’s shores.

They’re back after a two-year sailing ban on passenger ships and pleasure crafts in Canadian Arctic waters — put in place in March 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the region — expired at the end of February.

Twelve hamlets are expecting passenger cruise ships to visit their communities this summer: Cambridge Bay, Cape Dorset, Clyde River, Gjoa Haven, Grise Fiord, Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Kugluktuk, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq and Resolute Bay, according to a list from the Department of Economic Development and Transportation.

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