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World's Largest Archipelago

The Canadian Arctic covers three Canadian territories: the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. As the Arctic is also defined by temperature and the treeline, it further extends southward along Hudson Bay into northern parts of Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Labrador.

Covering almost 5000 miles / 8000 km from east to west, the Arctic area stretches from the treeline northward to the world's largest archipelago, with 20 large and many smaller islands.

This archipelago is famous for Arctic exploration and the search for the Northwest Passage. Explorers entered a dramatic area of ice-capped mountains in the northeast near Greenland, which levelled out through rolling to flat plains as they fought their way though the ice westward.

Canada is one of eight countries with a portion of its land mass within the Arctic Circle. Do you know the others? Play the GAME!

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A Guide to Arctic Sunrise and Sunset GUIDE TO ARCTIC SUNRISE & SUNSET: How much sunlight or darkness is there in the Arctic on each day of the year?

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