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Markison Fjord
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Markison Fjord

Markison Fjord is a stunningly beautiful fjord located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. It is situated in the eastern part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, just off the northern coast of Baffin Island. The fjord is approximately 20 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide, and its waters are surrounded by steep, rocky cliffs that tower up to 500 meters above the sea.

Markison Fjord was discovered in 1818 by the British explorer William Edward Parry, who named it after his friend, the Scottish botanist William Markison. Since then, it has been an important part of the Arctic exploration, and is the site of many historical events in Canadian history.

In 1845, the British explorer John Franklin and his crew became trapped in the ice in Markison Fjord, resulting in one of the most famous disasters in Arctic exploration. In 1851, the British explorer Robert McClure became the first person to traverse the Northwest Passage, and his route included a stop at Markison Fjord.

In the early 20th century, Markison Fjord was the site of a whaling station, established by the Hudson's Bay Company. The station was in operation for several decades, and was the first such station in the Arctic.

Today, Markison Fjord is an important part of the Canadian Arctic. It is a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy its stunning natural beauty, as well as its historical significance. The fjord is also home to a variety of wildlife, including polar bears, seals, walruses, and whales.

Excursion tips for a day in Markison Fjord

Markison Fjord in Canada is an ideal destination for tourists looking to explore the great outdoors. On a single day, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, including:

1. Hiking - Markison Fjord offers numerous trails for hikers of all abilities.

2. Kayaking - Paddle along the fjord and take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

3. Fishing - Cast your line and try to catch some of the local fish species.

4. Whale Watching - Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins, and other marine wildlife.

5. Bird Watching - Spot some of the local bird species, such as bald eagles and puffins.

6. Camping - Spend the night in the great outdoors and enjoy a peaceful sleep under the stars.

7. Photography - Capture the beauty of Markison Fjord with your camera.

8. Boating - Cruise along the fjord and explore its many coves and inlets.

9. Wildlife Viewing - Look out for moose, bears, and other animals in their natural habitat.

10. Visit Local Towns and Villages - Tour the nearby towns and villages and learn about the local culture.

Experience Markison Fjord 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 Markison Fjord. 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 Markison Fjord

Markison Fjord in Canada experiences a cold, humid continental climate with long, cold winters and short, mild summers. Winter temperatures average around -15°C with snowfall common, while summer temperatures average around 15°C. Spring brings rain and snow with temperatures gradually warming up, while autumn is usually dry and sunny with temperatures gradually cooling down. Overall, Markison Fjord experiences a wide range of temperatures throughout the year, with long, cold winters and short, mild summers.

Cruise weather for Markison Fjord

Our weather forecast for Markison Fjord 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: 1.4 °C
min: 0.6 °C
12.6 m/s
19.8 m/s
86.9 %
0.9 m
99.0 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 2.0 °C
min: 0.4 °C
8.3 m/s
7.6 m/s
38.5 %
7.8 m
92.5 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 3.3 °C
min: 1.7 °C
6.5 m/s
6.1 m/s
87.2 %
4.0 m
88.0 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 3.7 °C
min: 2.9 °C
5.8 m/s
5.8 m/s
36.8 %
9.9 m
87.1 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 3.3 °C
min: 0.8 °C
11.9 m/s
11.2 m/s
25.9 %
10.7 m
91.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 1.8 °C
min: 0.7 °C
7.9 m/s
7.9 m/s
85.8 %
9.4 m
97.3 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 1.7 °C
min: 0.2 °C
9.4 m/s
9.0 m/s
41.8 %
23.1 m
92.9 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 1.5 °C
min: -0.3 °C
9.0 m/s
8.6 m/s
96.9 %
10.7 m
95.8 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 1.8 °C
min: 1.5 °C
5.2 m/s
4.9 m/s
100.0 %
0.6 m
99.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 1.5 °C
min: 0.7 °C
5.8 m/s
5.4 m/s
99.9 %
0.2 m
99.7 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 2.0 °C
min: 0.7 °C
8.3 m/s
8.3 m/s
94.4 %
12.6 m
95.0 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 3.5 °C
min: 0.9 °C
31.3 m/s
52.2 m/s
98.6 %
7.3 m
97.3 %
1,000 hPa

Cruises to Markison Fjord

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