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Taloyoak

Taloyoak, home to 795, is the northernmost community on the Canadian mainland. It is located on the western side of the Boothia Peninsula.

Artists in this community create spectacular carvings in bone, ivory and stone. They also craft the famous Spence Bay “packing dolls”, which depict Arctic wildlife carrying their young in duffel parkas. Taloyoak’s tundra comes to life in spring and summer with wildflowers and berry bushes on the surrounding hills. http://www.innsnorth.com/html/inns-acc-nun-taloyoak.htm
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Fast Facts:

  • Community name means - A Large Caribou Hunting Blind
  • Population 91% Inuit, 9% 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 – ATM at Northern Store
  • Alcohol is not restricted and is available to those with a permit; however, there is no place to buy in the community
  • No taxi
  • Co-op; Northern Store, local arts and crafts
  • Hotel
  • Health Centre