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Pangnirtung Health Centre.


Pangnirtung, home to 1,364, is located on Baffin Island on a Cumberland Sound fiord. It is located on a narrow coastal plain beside a range of high mountains and a winding river valley.

This community is a paradise for the outdoor adventure seeker, offering hiking, climbing, skiing, and fishing. The Autuittuq National Park can be accessed from the community and offers great hiking and camping opportunities. Known for arctic char, other sea life include beluga whales, walruses, bowhead whales, and polar bears is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community and is known for woven tapestries, art prints and unique clothing items. http://www.uqqurmiut.com/

Fast Facts:

  • Community name means - Place with Bull Caribou
  • Population - 95% Inuit, 5% 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 – credit cards accepted by certain businesses
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Taxi service
  • Northern Store (fast food – KFC, Pizza Hut), Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts and Crafts; Co-op, convenience stores
  • One hotel
  • Health Centre
  • Dental clinic