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Alexandra Fjord
Alexandra Fjord is located in Nunavut
Alexandra Fjord
Alexandra Fjord
Location in Nunavut
Location Johan Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut
Coordinates 78°54′N 76°00′W / 78.900°N 76.000°W / 78.900; -76.000
Ocean/sea sources Nares Strait
Basin countries Canada

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


Alexandra Fiord has a long and variable history, from the Paleo and Thule cultures that inhabited the fiord from 2500 BCE - 1500 CE, to the scientists that seasonally visit the fiord now. From 1953 to 1963, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had a station at Alexandra Fjord (78°52′55.2″N 75°48′10.8″W / 78.882000°N 75.803000°W / 78.882000; -75.803000) which, at the time, was the northernmost police station in the world. It was then used as a seasonally scientific research base from 1987 to 1992. It is currently used as a seasonal scientific research base.

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