So off-the-beaten-path that you'd expect to see it pictured next to a definition of "middle of nowhere," Baffin Island (also known as Okiqtaaluk) is a huge landmass situated north of the Hudson Bay and very near Greenland. The fact that it's often encased in ice makes it a titillating prospect for anyone seeking out extreme adventures in Canada. That's where you come in.
A great jumping off point is the Nunavit Territory's capital, Iqualit, where you'll pretty easily find either a guide willing to dogsled or a combination of transport to one of the many glacial peaks found this far north. There are a number of adventure tour companies that offer transporation, sea kayaking, hiking and mountain climbing excursions, as well as the chance to better understand aspects of the island's native Inuit culture. We've included a few in our links section.
If you opt to trek out on your own, however (some of you are crazier than the others), make sure your routes are mapped, that you take precautions against polar bears, and that you are patient and careful with river crossings. Other than that, get out there and enjoy this slice of hardy Canadian wilderness.
Note:When visiting Baffin Island, make sure you keep a loose schedule. Transport is often delayed, especially if by boat or plane, due to weather and other concerns. Also, as is the case with any Canadian parks, be prepared to pay fees for entrance to the many parks. If you're worried about the snow and ice, much of the southern part of the island is actually melted during the summer, when temperature stay more moderate and hiking conditions are primed for the casual trekker.