Welcome to Cambridge Bay
Wind-wracked Cambridge Bay (www.cambridgebay.ca) on Victoria Island is the regional center and stop for cruise ships navigating the Northwest Passage. The federal Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) is due to open here in 2017, attracting scientists worldwide to monitor climate change. The Inuinnaqtun dialect is spoken here and Cambridge Bay is known for its crafts, including clothing made out of qiviut (supremely warm musk-ox down).
Explorers seeking the Northwest Passage often sheltered here; the remains of Roald Amundsen's schooner Maud lie in the harbor.