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Cambridge Bay

Follow the step of adventurer Thomas Simpson!

Information about Cambridge Bay

Situated on the SE coast of Victoria Island (the 8th largest in the World), and the largest community on the Island. As well as the community focus there is the history of the area

The first Europeans to reach Cambridge Bay were overland explorers led by Thomas Simpson in 1839; searching for the Northwest Passage and crossing the sea ice to Cambridge Bay by foot. Another overland expedition was led by John Rae who reached Cambridge Bay in 1851. The first ship to reach the bay was HMS Enterprise under Richard Collinson who wintered there in 1852/53. Both Rae and Collinson were searching for Franklin's lost expedition.

Pictures of Cambridge Bay

Bellot Strait
Narwhal swimming in gap between the edge of land fast ice and pack ice along north Baffin Island.

Highlights Close to Cambridge Bay

Animals in Cambridge Bay

Our trips to Cambridge Bay

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