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Whale Cove

Whale Cove, home to approximately 295, is a hamlet located on Hudson Bay 72 kilometres south of Rankin Inlet and 161 kilometres north of Arviat, in Nunavut’s Kivalliq.

This is a small traditional community, where people still depend upon hunting and fishing, and dog sledding is a reliable and common form of local transportation. Beautiful lakes surround the area and rivers are filled with Arctic char and lake trout. The land around Whale Cove is rugged with rolling hills and many small, unspoiled lakes. http://www.whalecovehotel.com/, http://www.innsnorth.com/html/inns-acc-nun-whale.htm

Fast Facts:

  • Community name means - Long Point
  • Population 97% Inuit, 3% non-Inuit
  • High speed Internet
  • Post office
  • Central time zone
  • No direct southern air routes
  • No banks; RBC has ATM the Co-op
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Taxi service
  • Co-op and AT&T Enterprises (groceries and dry goods)
  • Small hotel
  • Health Centre
  • Post Office