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Chesterfield Inlet

Chesterfield Inlet, home to approximately 353, is the oldest settlement in Nunavut’s Kivalliq Region. It is located on the western shore of Hudson Bay at the mouth of the Baker Basin which leads to Baker Lake.

There is excellent fishing a short distance from the community. In late August, residents can watch beluga whales frolicking in the harbour. http://www.chesterfieldinlet.net/tourism.htm

Fast Facts:

  • Community name means - Place With a Few Snow Houses
  • Population 93% Inuit, 7% non-Inuit
  • High speed Internet
  • Post office
  • Community Learning Centre operated by Nunavut Arctic College Central time zone
  • No direct southern air routes
  • No banks – ATM machines in Northern Store and Co-op
  • Alcohol may be brought in, but not sold in the community
  • Taxi service
  • Northern Store, Co-op, confectionary store
  • Small hotel
  • Health Centre