Alexandra Fiord

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Alexandra Fjord is located in Nunavut
Alexandra Fjord
Alexandra Fjord
Location in Nunavut

Alexandra Fiord is a natural inlet on the Johan Peninsula of Ellesmere Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada.[1][2] To the east, it opens into Buchanan Bay.


Alexandra Fiord has a long and variable history, from the Paleo and Neo cultures that inhabited the fiord from 2500 B.C.- 1500 A.D. to the scientists that seasonally visit the fiord now[3]. From 1953 to 1963, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had a station at Alexandra Fjord which, at the time, was the northern-most police station in the world.[4] It was then used as a seasonally scientific research base from 1987 to 1992.[5] It is currently used as a seasonal scientific research base.


  1. ^ Noton / Minden. "Alexandra Fjord, Ellesmere Island". Webshots Tour. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
  2. ^ "Water Features - Nunavut". The Atlas of Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
  3. ^ "Alexandra Fiord – A High Arctic Oasis - Arctic Journal". Arctic Journal. 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  4. ^ "Patrol visits former RCMP Arctic detachment to deter polar bear poachers". 15 December 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  5. ^ About Ellesmere Island. The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 26, 2015.

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Coordinates: 78°54′00″N 075°59′59″W / 78.90000°N 75.99972°W / 78.90000; -75.99972 (Alexandra Fjord)