Welcome to Resolute!
Also referred to as Resolute Bay, this small northern community is located on
the southeast corner of Nunavut
Cornwallis Island, about 800 km (1,118 mi) from the North Pole. It is a place
of ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and unspoiled land. Originally established
in 1947 as a weather station and military airfield, Resolute is now a small town
made up of gravel roads, a police station and three hotels. With just over 200
residents, Resolute is one of the northernmost towns in Canada
This makes Resolute a gateway to the North Pole and a base for scientific research
teams and polar expeditions. The adventurous traveler wanting to visit Resolute
Bay will find opportunities for dog sledding, snowmobiling, and viewing the northern
lights. Yet the most truly unique experience will be the midnight sun when the
area experiences 24 hours of sunlight from the end of April to mid-August.