First Mosque in Canadian Arctic

The Canadian Arctic’s first Masjid opened on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at Inuvik where it will serve as a spiritual home to the area’s fledgling Musllim community. According to an email, the “mosque arrived in the small northern town last month after traveling 4,000 kilometers (2,485 miles) over land and water.

The number of Muslims in the town of 4,000 inhabitants in Canada’s Northwest Territories has grown steadily in recent years to about 80. They had prayed in a three-by-seven-meter (10-by-23-foot) caravan where they could no longer be accommodated.

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