Barren Grounds

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This article is about the Canadian territory. For the reserve in Australia, see Barren Grounds Nature Reserve.

The Barren Grounds are a large area of tundra located in mainland Nunavut and stretching into the Northwest Territories in northern Canada. The Barren Grounds are nearly uninhabited, with the exception of a few coastal villages and towns in Nunavut and Baker Lake. The area's remoteness and wildlife bring in small amounts of tourists, mainly, for fishing, canoeing and wilderness camping.


The Barren Grounds are tundra, and lakes are abundant. The land in the area is mostly flat, although there are some hills in certain areas.

Coordinates: 65°N 106°W / 65°N 106°W / 65; -106