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Kugaaruk, formerly known as Pelly Bay, is home to approximately 657. The community is located on the shore of the Gulf of Boothia in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot Region. This is a very traditional community. Residents maintained a semi-nomadic lifestyle up until 1968, when the government of Canada moved prefabricated homes into the area. http://www.polarnet.ca/kugaaruk/

Fast Facts:

  • Population 94% Inuit, 6% non-Inuit
  • High speed Internet
  • Post office
  • Eastern Time Zone
  • Community Learning Centre operated by Nunavut Arctic College
  • No direct southern routes
  • Northern Store
  • No taxi service
  • Health Centre