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Bylot Island

Bylot Island is a large island located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, in the territory of Nunavut, Canada. It is situated north of Baffin Island, and is separated from it by the Fury and Hecla Strait. The island has an area of 11,067 square kilometres and is the 31st largest island in the world.

Bylot Island was first explored by the English explorer William Baffin in 1616. It was named after the Dutch navigator Robert Bylot, who explored the region in 1611. In 1820, the British Admiralty expedition led by William Edward Parry explored the island and mapped it.

The island is mostly made up of low-lying plateaus and hills, with the highest point being Mount Odin at 1,195 metres. The island is mostly covered in tundra, with some areas of rocky terrain. The coastline is mostly composed of steep cliffs and fjords.

The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including polar bears, Arctic foxes, wolves, caribou, muskoxen, and a variety of seabirds. It is also home to a large population of migratory birds, including the snow goose, which nests on the island.

The Inuit people have a long history on Bylot Island, and archaeological remains dating back to the Dorset culture have been found on the island. In the late 19th century, the Inuit established a community on the island, which is still inhabited today.

Today, the island is popular with tourists and adventurers, who come to explore its rugged beauty and unique wildlife. It is also a popular destination for scientific research, and several research stations have been established on the island.

Excursion tips for a day in Bylot Island

As a tourist in Bylot Island in Canada, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on any given day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Get out on the water and explore the island's beautiful coastlines and inlets. Kayaking, canoeing, and sailing are all popular activities.

2. Take a hike and explore the trails that crisscross the island. You'll find a variety of terrain, from rolling hills to rocky cliffs.

3. Visit the archaeological sites on the island, which include ancient Inuit settlements and burial grounds.

4. Go birdwatching and spot some of the island's unique species, such as the Snowy Owl and the Arctic Tern.

5. Go fishing and try your luck in the island's abundant waters.

6. Visit the Sirmilik National Park and explore the Arctic tundra.

7. Take a boat tour and get up close and personal with the marine life of the island.

8. Visit the local museums and learn about the island's history and culture.

9. Enjoy the midnight sun and take in the breathtaking views of the island.

10. Take a scenic drive around the island and enjoy the stunning views of the landscape.

Experience Bylot Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Bylot Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Bylot Island

Bylot Island in Canada has a cold, arctic climate with temperatures ranging from -30°C in winter to 10°C in summer. In spring, the snow begins to melt and temperatures rise, while summer is short and mild with long days and no night. Fall brings cooler temperatures and the first snows of winter. Winter is long and cold, with temperatures rarely rising above freezing and snow covering the island until late spring.

Cruise weather for Bylot Island

Our weather forecast for Bylot Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 3.6 °C
min: 0.5 °C
14.4 m/s
14.4 m/s
47.0 %
6.8 m
92.3 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 4.7 °C
min: 1.7 °C
7.9 m/s
6.8 m/s
50.2 %
24.1 m
76.7 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 4.9 °C
min: 1.4 °C
17.6 m/s
16.2 m/s
86.6 %
24.1 m
82.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 4.9 °C
min: 2.1 °C
25.2 m/s
32.8 m/s
100.0 %
3.1 m
97.3 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 3.0 °C
min: 1.1 °C
7.6 m/s
7.2 m/s
97.5 %
0.1 m
99.8 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 1.2 °C
min: -1.3 °C
11.9 m/s
15.8 m/s
54.4 %
19.8 m
82.6 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: -1.0 °C
min: -6.7 °C
19.4 m/s
27.4 m/s
95.7 %
0.4 m
95.8 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: -3.3 °C
min: -9.7 °C
12.4 m/s
12.8 m/s
28.7 %
18.9 m
89.2 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: -2.9 °C
min: -9.9 °C
14.8 m/s
20.5 m/s
53.8 %
10.9 m
88.8 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 0.4 °C
min: -7.4 °C
8.2 m/s
6.5 m/s
6.4 %
24.1 m
76.5 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 1.5 °C
min: -4.1 °C
5.4 m/s
5.0 m/s
11.0 %
24.1 m
73.9 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 2.2 °C
min: -3.3 °C
9.4 m/s
7.2 m/s
9.2 %
24.1 m
72.9 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 3.7 °C
min: -1.8 °C
10.1 m/s
8.3 m/s
19.3 %
24.1 m
67.0 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 4.0 °C
min: -1.4 °C
16.9 m/s
14.8 m/s
24.7 %
24.1 m
61.6 %
1,015 hPa

Cruises to Bylot Island

Would you like to travel to Bylot Island on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Bylot Island.

Scheduled ship calls in Bylot Island, Canada
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 Silver Endeavour 06:30 am 01:00 pm
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 Silver Endeavour 06:30 am 02:00 pm

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