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Kugluktuk, home to approximately 1,300, is located at the mouth of the Coppermine River on the shore of the Coronation Gulf on the Arctic Ocean.

This community is an important center for the arts and Inuit culture. A unique local style of carvings includes igloos with removable tops, showing a traditional Inuit family inside. These spectacular pieces of art are made from soapstone. Many women in the community make dolls, some with fur and skin faces, and others with stone faces. In summer the tundra and surrounding waters are abundant with life. http://www.kugluktukheritage.ca/i18n/english/visit.shtm

Fast Facts:

  • Community name means - Place of Moving Water
  • Population 85% Inuit, 15% non-Inuit
  • High speed Internet
  • Post office
  • Community Learning Centre operated by Nunavut Arctic College
  • Mountain time zone
  • No direct southern air routes
  • No banks – cash machines available at stores
  • Alcohol is not restricted, but cannot be purchased locally
  • Taxi service
  • Co-op, Northern Store, supply store (hardware, camping, daily office supplies)
  • Hotel options