Cape Providence Polar Bear Cabin
Cabin with fuel oil heater. Sleeping space for four persons. Limited water and emergency food supplies are available. Good camping and landing area for a Twin Otter aircraft. Tables, benches and limited cooking equipment.
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Dundas Peninsula, Melville Island
Sachs Harbour; Ulukhaktok; Resolute Bay
Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Inuvialuit Settlement Region www.irc.inuvialuit.com
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp
Coastal, Continuous Permafrost, Polar Desert, Sea Ice, Tundra
Main Research Disciplines
Archaeology, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Oceanography, Paleoecology, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology
Built for Polar Bear Research, it’s also been used as a base for Caribou and Muskox monitoring.
Limited space in cabin
2 bunk beds, sleeps 4 people
Table, bench, counter
Fuel must be cached check for permitting requirements
Research requires permit. Check Aurora Research Institute for the permit information: www.nwtresearch.com/licensing-research
Special Rules and Regulations
Permission required from ENR in Inuvik to use Cabin.
Local External Resources
Nearest Medical Service
Nursing station at Sachs Harbour / Resolute Bay (500 km) and Hospital at Inuvik (1000 km)
Extremely remote field location. Must be self-sufficient with appropriate survival and communication equipment.
None but check ahead with ENR.