Pond Inlet

Fact Sheet:
Region: Baffin
Population: 1,315 (92% Inuit)
Latitude: 72° 40.8' N, Longitude: 77° 58.8' W
(3,040 km north of Ottawa)

Pond Inlet, also known as Mittimatalik, is located on northern Baffin Island and is surrounded by spectacular mountains and glaciers.  The community attracts many visitors from around the world and is known as one of the most picturesque communities in the north.  There are numerous activities available nearby including hiking, backcountry camping and ski-touring at Sirmilik National Park, bird watching at the migratory bird sanctuary at Bylot Island, and sea kayaking in Eclipse Sound.  The nearby floe edge provides unique access to wildlife such as polar bears, narwhals, and seals.

Potential non-renewable resources in the region include: oil and gas, iron, coal, gold, diamonds, uranium, and base metals.

Population Pyramid - Pond Inlet: Click To Enlarge
 

Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census