Bylot Island Station


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Bylot Island Station

Bylot Island is located off the northern tip of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. It is accessible from the communities of Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik) and Nanisivik, both located on northern Baffin Island. Research on the island focuses on the southern plain of the island (1600 km2), but the station is located in a glacial valley at the southwestern end of the island.


The research station is accessible by charter flight (Twin Otter or helicopter) or by snowmobile from Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik). Commercial flights to the Pond Inlet airport are available weekly. Each research project must be planned well in advance and must be coordinated with the research activities of the researchers in charge of the station Gilles Gauthier and Dominique Berteaux.


The camp is equipped with an outdoor shower, drinking water tank, dry and propane toilets, radio and satellite phone (including low speed internet for email exchange), bear protection (electric fence), first aid kits and storage space. Scientific equipment is also available. 12V/110V electricity is provided 24 hours a day by a generator and solar panels. Waste should be sorted and disposed of as soon as possible to Resolute or Pond Inlet. Human waste (solids) and waste that does not burn are removed when the camp closes.

Address and Contact

Bylot Island, Sirmilik National Park, Nunavut, Canada. The community of Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik; 1300 inhabitants) is located 85 km away.

Dr. Pierre Legagneux, professor
Department of Biology, Université Laval
Tel. : 418 656-2131 poste 411378

Dr. Dominique Berteaux, professor
Department of Biology, Chemistry and Geography, UQAR
Tel. : 418 723-1986 # 1910

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