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2016 Travel Guide to Canada

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TRAVEL GUIDE TO CANADA P eople who haven't visited Canada's easternmost territory think that it is cold and barren, with nothing to do. Anyone who has been to Nunavut has a completely different impression. Although winters are cold, did you know that you should wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn in summer? Because Nunavut is as vast as Western Europe, temperatures vary; however, they can rise as high as 30°C in Kugluktuk. In spring, sun refl ected off the snow and ice can cause sunburn. And don't forget that in commu- nities north of the Arctic Circle, the summer sun shines for 24 hours a day ( sunrise.html ). BEAUTIFUL WILDFLOWERS Nunavut's tundra may look barren from a distance, but in spring and summer it is covered with 200 species of fl owering plants, as well as year-round mosses, lichens and short shrubs. Look closely and you may fi nd bright yellow cinquefoil and Arctic draba, purple saxifrage, fl uffy white Arctic cotton and brilliant pinkish-purple Arctic fi reweed ( watching/plant-life). In late summer, berries provide colour and nutritious food—blueberries, pale-pink Northern cranberries, black crowberries and dark purple Alpine bearberries. Another misconception about Nunavut is that it is home to the same wildlife as southern polar regions. Although both regions share some species of whales and seabirds, Nunavut has many unique animals DiSPeLLinG MYtHS BY BARB AND RON KROLL DiSPeLLinG MYtHS nUnaVUt NUNAVUT

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