The Baffin Island: The Ideal Time to Visit the Island

North America | | July 28, 2011 at 12:31 am




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Baffin Island is not only the largest island of Canadian Arctic Archipelago, but also the 5th largest island of this world. It is located in Nunavut, a Canadian province. This Canadian island with native population of around 11,000 is visited by a large number of tourists every year.

As this island is located in Arctic Circle, it experiences the northerly winds almost throughout the year.  Due to this reason the temperature of this island stays severely low for   most part of a year. The island also stays surrounded by sea ice for major part of a year.

During the month of April, the average temperature of the southern part of the Baffin Island stays between -5 to -15degrees Fahrenheit. During this part of the year, the central region of the island stays even cooler; there, the temperature during the month of April ranged between -23 and -16degrees Fahrenheit. The temperatures of the western and eastern part of the Baffin Island respectively stays between -23 and -15degrees Fahrenheit and -24 and -14degrees Fahrenheit during the month of April.

Baffin Island during the summer months is expectedly comparatively less cold. The temperature around the region of the Dewer Lake ranges between 2 and 8 degrees; around the Clyde River it stays between 0 and 8 degrees; and in the Longstaff Bluff, the temperature moves from 3 to 10 degrees.

Although the best time of visiting this Canadian island is during the summer months, you will enjoy your time in the Baffin Island even during the colder months of the year. The island houses both summer and year-round visitor wildlife. Some of the wildlife that you’ll be able to witness al through the year include animals like: arctic wolf, arctic fox, lemming, arctic hare, polar bear and caribou. The specialties of the summer months are the migratory creatures like harp seals, white whales, walrus, bowhead whale, narwhals etc.

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