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The Community of Igloolik Health Centre.

Igloolik

Igloolik, home to 1,500, is located on a small island in Foxe Basin, close to the Melville Peninsula.

This is the location where “Fast Runner” was filmed, a Cannes Film Festival award-wining movie. This community has a history dating back 4,000 years, and is a center of Inuit culture. Local residents create and sell beautiful traditional clothing and carvings. The Research Centre in the community is home to a collection of oral traditions materials. http://www.igloolikhotel.com/
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Fast Facts:

  • Community name means - Place With Houses
  • Population - 94% Inuit, 6% non-Inuit
  • High speed Internet
  • Post office
  • Community Learning Centre operated by Nunavut Arctic College
  • Eastern time zone
  • No direct southern air routes
  • No banks - ATM at Co-op and Northern Store
  • Alcohol can not be purchased in community
  • Taxi service
  • Hotel options
  • Library
  • Health Centre