Nunavut Territory, Canada
Arctic Bay is an Inuit hamlet located in the northern part of the Borden Peninsula on Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. The predominant languages are Inuktitut and English.
The Inuit name for Arctic Bay is “Ikpiarjuk” which means “the pocket” in English. This name describes the high hills that surround the almost landlocked bay. The community is served by annual supply sea-lift, and by Arctic Bay Airport in emergencies. There is also a road connecting it to Nanisivik, a mining community just inland that is being closed up. Residents had hoped to boost their housing and public facilities with buildings relocated from Nanisivik, but those hopes were dashed due to lead-zinc contamination. Scheduled flights to and from Arctic Bay arrive at Nanisivik Airport.
Population is 646 according to the 2001 census.
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