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Cape Dyer

Cape Dyer is a headland located on the east coast of Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, just north of the Arctic Circle. Cape Dyer is a prominent landmark in the area, with its steep cliffs and rocky shoreline.

The area around Cape Dyer was first inhabited by the Inuit people, who had a long history of living in the area. The Inuit used the cape as a source of food, such as fish and seals, and as a place to hunt caribou. They also used the cape as a place to gather materials for tools and weapons.

In the early 1900s, the Hudson's Bay Company established a trading post at Cape Dyer, which was used to trade with the Inuit. This trading post was later taken over by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who used it to patrol the area.

During World War II, the Canadian government established a military base at Cape Dyer, which was used to protect the area from German U-boats. The base was also used to monitor the Arctic sea lanes, which were important for Allied shipping during the war.

Today, Cape Dyer is still an important landmark in the area. It is home to a small Inuit community, as well as a number of military and scientific research stations. The cape is also home to the Cape Dyer Ecological Reserve, which is a protected area of land that is home to a variety of wildlife.

Excursion tips for a day in Cape Dyer

As a tourist in Cape Dyer, Canada, there are a variety of activities to do in a day. Here are some of the top activities to enjoy:

1. Visit the local Inuit Art Gallery to admire a variety of traditional and contemporary artwork.

2. Take a guided tour of the Cape Dyer Lighthouse, which has been in operation since 1880.

3. Enjoy a scenic boat tour of the area, which can include whale-watching and bird-watching.

4. Explore the nearby hiking trails, which offer stunning views of the coast.

5. Visit the nearby fishing villages and learn about the local culture and heritage.

6. Take a tour of the local fish processing plant, where you can learn about the fishing industry.

7. Visit the local museum to learn about the history and culture of the area.

8. Spend some time at the beach, where you can take a dip in the chilly waters or just relax on the sand.

9. Go on a kayaking or canoeing adventure to explore the nearby islands.

10. Take a day trip to the nearby town of Arctic Bay, where you can enjoy some local cuisine and explore the town.

Experience Cape Dyer 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 Cape Dyer. 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 Cape Dyer

Cape Dyer in Canada experiences a cold subarctic climate with long, cold winters and short, cool summers. During winter, temperatures typically range from -10 to -20 degrees Celsius with heavy snowfall and strong winds. Spring temperatures range from 0 to 10 degrees Celsius and the snow gradually melts. Summer temperatures range from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius and the region experiences long days of sunshine. Fall temperatures range from 0 to 10 degrees Celsius and the days become shorter and cooler.

Cruise weather for Cape Dyer

Our weather forecast for Cape Dyer 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: 4.5 °C
min: 0.4 °C
40.3 m/s
49.0 m/s
94.0 %
10.1 m
82.7 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 2.0 °C
min: 1.1 °C
31.0 m/s
37.4 m/s
51.6 %
5.9 m
89.2 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 4.9 °C
min: 1.9 °C
36.0 m/s
45.0 m/s
64.6 %
13.4 m
76.0 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 5.1 °C
min: 3 °C
25.9 m/s
28.8 m/s
75.4 %
24.1 m
71.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 4.2 °C
min: 1.4 °C
33.8 m/s
38.5 m/s
45.5 %
10.3 m
81.1 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 3.7 °C
min: 0.8 °C
29.9 m/s
38.2 m/s
64.9 %
3.4 m
84.0 %
997 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 2.9 °C
min: 0.5 °C
39.6 m/s
45.7 m/s
96.9 %
4.3 m
94.6 %
990 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 2.1 °C
min: 1 °C
38.3 m/s
49.7 m/s
98.5 %
0.8 m
86.2 %
990 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 1.1 °C
min: -0.1 °C
15.8 m/s
18.0 m/s
99.9 %
2.0 m
93.6 %
999 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 1.4 °C
min: 0.3 °C
23.0 m/s
26.3 m/s
95.5 %
8.2 m
88.7 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 1.3 °C
min: 0.2 °C
20.2 m/s
22.0 m/s
70.1 %
4.1 m
92.9 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 2.6 °C
min: 0 °C
7.9 m/s
9.0 m/s
96.9 %
21.4 m
88.7 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 3.7 °C
min: 1.8 °C
27.4 m/s
32.4 m/s
39.1 %
21.3 m
81.9 %
1,014 hPa

Cruises to Cape Dyer

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Scheduled ship calls in Cape Dyer, Canada
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 Silver Endeavour 07:00 am 11:30 am

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