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Kimmirut Health Centre.


Kimmirut, home to approximately 397, is a traditional Baffin Island community situated on Hudson Strait at the mouth of the Soper Heritage River.

This community is home to an abundance of flora and a variety of animals and birds including caribou, seagulls, ravens, seals, beluga whales, fox, arctic hare, wolves and occasional polar bears. This area is rich in art and culture and many residents are remarkable carvers. The community is visited by cruise ships in summer and provides visitors with access to a territorial park and rafting adventures. http://www.kimmirut.ca/

Fast Facts:

  • Community name means - Heel (referring to a rocky outcrop in the bay)
  • Population 90% Inuit, 10% 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 Northern Store
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • No taxi service
  • Northern Store; Co-op
  • Hotel
  • Health Centre