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Ennadai (Canada)
Coordinates: 61°08′N100°53′W / 61.133°N 100.883°W / 61.133; -100.883 [1] Coordinates: 61°08′N100°53′W / 61.133°N 100.883°W / 61.133; -100.883 [2]
Territory Nunavut
Region Kivalliq

Ennadai is a former populated place in the Kivalliq Region, Nunavut, Canada. Located on a peninsula that juts into northeastern Ennadai Lake it faces an unnamed island. It is 400 km (250 mi) northwest of Churchill, Manitoba and 1,050 km (650 mi) west of Arviat. [3] [ self-published source ] Ennadai and the surrounding area has been the traditional home of the Ahiarmiut (Ihalmiut), a Caribou Inuit band.


The Ennadai Lake Meteorological Aeronautical Presentation System, a former weather station at this locale, consisted of four buildings. [3] The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals operated a base, Ennadai Lake Radio Station, (VEJ) at Ennadai from the summer of 1949 until 18 September 1954 when it was turned over to the Department of Transportation [4] An INCO Exploration Camp existed at Ennadai at about the same time.


Ennadai has a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc).

Climate data for Ennadai
Average high °C (°F)−27
Daily mean °C (°F)−31
Average low °C (°F)−35
Average precipitation mm (inches)9
Source: [5]

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