trading post (1991 pop. 974), N Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada, opposite Bylot Island. A government radio station, a post of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Anglican and Roman Catholic missions are located there.
Heading still further south, passengers will sail through the Eclipse Sound before making land in Baffin Island's Pond Inlet, where passengers will visit a small cultural center for a performance by the local Inuit community.
To develop Night, for example, artists from Toronto's Human Cargo theatre company spent three months, over the course of three winters, in the round-the-clock darkness of Pond Inlet, Nunavut (in Canada's northernmost territory) and Akureyri, Iceland.
In many communities residents talk about atypical animal sightings--sea otters and porcupines around Wales; red fox at Herschel Island; grizzlies on Banks Island; the interbreeding of polar and grizzly bears in the Western Canadian Arctic; a brown eagle at Pond Inlet. Salmon berries ripen earlier each year in Wales, where in 2009 the sea ice broke up in May rather than June.