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Photo of the Month: Coppermine River, Kugluktuk

Every month, we pick one of the many incredible entries to our Canada from the Air photo project and feature it as our Photo of the Month. June's selection is this great shot taken of the mouth of the Coppermine River in Nunavut, submitted via email by Michael Hudson, airline employee and friend of the airport.

The river was named for the copper ore deposits which could be found in the waters, and the community you can see in the picture is called Kugluktuk (formerly called Coppermine, population about 1,450). It is the westernmost community in Nunavut and located very close to the Northwest Territories. The elemental namesake is apparent in the photograph and it contrasts against the lush greens and vibrant blue waters to form a beautiful palette. Thanks for submitting, Michael! We love getting submissions taken further up north.

If you want to be a part of the fun, submit pictures of our amazing country taken from the sky via Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #YVRCanada or email submissions to And follow us on Instagram!

Check out some of our past winners of Photo of the Month:
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