Baffin Island is located in Nunavut, a Northern Canadian Province.
In the Capital Iqaluit, all the hotels charge 210 Canadian dollars for a simple room, if two persons, then you have to pay 420 dollars, plus tax...! Everything is very expensive, except the Salvation Army (food and accommodation for free), and internet for free in the Public Library. One kilo bananas in the supermarket costs 15 dollars! They sell fruits by units, about 20 times more expensive than in Europe. Everything has to be brought in from the Canadian mainland.
The Inuit people are becoming lazy; they do not fish or hunt anymore. Instead, they receive money form the Government. After trying in vain to get further north hitchhiking from Whitehorse, in Yukon, to Inuvik, I headed back to Dawson Creek, in British Columbia, then Peace River in north Alberta, and then Yellowknife, where after three days I decided to fly to Nunavut, to Baffin Island, with a stop in Rankin Inlet. Beware, there are no cheap flights in this area! Canada is very expensive, so I sleep in Salvation Armies, where I eat and sleep for free, together with local aboriginees.
The Inuit (Eskimos) are nice people. At the beginning they did not like me, taking me for a white Canadian, I mean, for a European Canadian. They hate them because they think that they arrived from Europe, hungry, desperate, to kill them and rob their lands from them in Canada. But when I explained that I was from Spain, and that my parents did not migrate to America to invade Indian and aboriginee lands, but stayed in Spain, then they started considering me as a friend, a visitor, not an invader. I told them I went to Canada to admire their country. I have been accepted by them.
I keep waiting. On June 21st there will be an aboriginal celebration coinciding with the beginning of summer.
Next Stop from here could be either Labrador or Newfoundland.