muskox on Ellesmere Island Nunavut Photo by Fred Lemire — National Geographic Your Shot

muskox on Ellesmere Island Nunavut Photo by Fred Lemire — National Geographic Your Shot

Military outpost Alert, which is perched on the northern coast of Ellesmere Island, is the most northern permanent inhabited place on the planet.

Alert: A feat of engineering sustained by a feat of logistics

Military outpost Alert, which is perched on the northern coast of Ellesmere Island, is the most northern permanent inhabited place on the planet.

Above Canada and Greenland With NASA's Operation IceBridge - The Atlantic

Above Canada and Greenland With NASA's Operation IceBridge

Above Canada and Greenland With NASA's Operation IceBridge - The Atlantic

Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada Upper Dumbell Lake is a lake in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut. It is the northernmost named lake of Canada and of the world

Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada Upper Dumbell Lake is a lake in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut. It is the northernmost named lake of Canada and of the world

Nunavut Facts: Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. (Northernmost Canada). Via Wikipedia.org info.

Nunavut: Canada's Newest and Largest Territory

Nunavut Facts: Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. (Northernmost Canada). Via Wikipedia.org info.

Ellesmere Island | 8 Places That Are Nearly Impossible To Get To (And How To Get To Them)

Ellesmere Island

Ellesmere Island | 8 Places That Are Nearly Impossible To Get To (And How To Get To Them)

Ellesmere Island is surprisingly sunny (Credit: All Canada Photos/Alamy Stock Photo)

Which spot on Earth gets the most sunlight?

Ellesmere Island is surprisingly sunny (Credit: All Canada Photos/Alamy Stock Photo)

Nunavut People | ... ), Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. / ©: WWF / Fritz PÖLKING

Nunavut People | ... ), Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. / ©: WWF / Fritz PÖLKING

Established in 1947, this research base sits on Ellesmere Island, which straddles the 80th parallel, and boasts the coldest winter temperatures of any coastal weather station around the Arctic perimeter. January and February temperatures are known to drop below -58° degrees, and winter 1979 saw a teeth-chattering -67.5° F.

The 12 Coldest Places in the World

Established in 1947, this research base sits on Ellesmere Island, which straddles the 80th parallel, and boasts the coldest winter temperatures of any coastal weather station around the Arctic perimeter. January and February temperatures are known to drop below -58° degrees, and winter 1979 saw a teeth-chattering -67.5° F.

Ellesmere Island National Park, Nunavut

Ellesmere Island National Park, Nunavut

At the northern tip of Ellesmere Island, just 817 kilometres from the North Pole, you'll find the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world: Alert, Nunavut.The warmest month, July, has a balmy average temperature of 3.4 C (38.1 F).

At the northern tip of Ellesmere Island, just 817 kilometres from the North Pole, you'll find the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world: Alert, Nunavut.The warmest month, July, has a balmy average temperature of 3.4 C (38.1 F).

The bones of an extinct giant camel were found in the Arctic, on Ellesmere Island in Canada. //Turtle Shells and Baboon Butts: Mysteries Solved : Discovery News

The bones of an extinct giant camel were found in the Arctic, on Ellesmere Island in Canada. //Turtle Shells and Baboon Butts: Mysteries Solved : Discovery News

Ellesmere Island mountain tops bathed in light as the sun began to peak over the horizon.

Aerial Survey of Polar Ice Expands Its Arctic Reach

Ellesmere Island mountain tops bathed in light as the sun began to peak over the horizon.

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