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Cambridge Bay

Cambridge Bay, home 1,502, is the largest community in the Kitikmeot region. It is located on the southeast coast of Victoria Island, along the Queen Maud Gulf. It is a major regional government and commercial centre.

The people in this community value their traditional lifestyle. Residents of Cambridge Bay have access to great fishing; trout remain in the area’s lakes all year, while char journey to costal areas in the spring and summer and then come back upstream to the lakes for the winter. Wildlife is abundant, including caribou, muskox, fox, lemmings, polar bears, wolves and grizzly bears. In spring and summer the tundra is home many species of migratory birds. http://www.cambridgebay.ca/

Fast Facts:

  • Community name means - Fair Fishing Place
  • Population 78% Inuit, 22% non-Inuit
  • Royal Bank
  • Nunavut Arctic College
  • High speed Internet
  • Post office
  • Community Learning Centre operated by Nunavut Arctic College Mountain time zone
  • No direct southern flight options
  • Alcohol is not restricted
  • Taxi service
  • Northern Store; Co-op stock basics
  • Kitikmeot Supplies sells hardware, office supplies, household goods, snowmobiles and petroleum products for vehicles
  • Hotel options
  • Northern Store sells Pizza Hut and KFC
  • Health Centre
  • Dental clinic
  • Library
  • Fitness centre
  • Churches Schools