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ovayok

Overview

Ovayok (Mount Pelly) Park is approximately 15 kilometres east of the community of Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island. The central feature of the park is the mountain called Ovayok. At over 200m high, it stands out from the surrounding landscape. For generations, Ovayok has been an important landmark and source of legend for the Inuit and their predecessors.

Since ancient times, Ovayok has been a key stopping place during the seasonal movements of the people. As they moved inland in the summer and back to the sea ice in the fall, they stopped here because of the plentiful fish and waterfowl in nearby lakes. It was here that they built stone caches to store winter cloths, equipment and food to be picked up on their return journey. Today, there are five trails and over 20 km awaiting you!

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