Sanikiluaq

Fact Sheet:
Region: Baffin
Population: 744 (95% Inuit)
Latitude: 56° 32.4' N, Longitude: 79° 15.0' W
(1,260 km north of Ottawa)

Sanikiluaq is located on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay and is the most southern community in Nunavut.  The Belcher Islands are a large archipelago of about 1,500 islands that provide important breeding habitat for many species of ducks and geese.

Sanikiluaq offers a variety of outdoor activities such as sea kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, hunting, and fishing.  Bird tours are popular and local outfitters are well-equipped to arrange boat, kayak, and snowmobile trips, as well as year-round adventure camping in tents or igloos.

The community is known for producing elaborate baskets and carvers from Sanikiluaq are world renowned for their distinctive carvings made from local soapstone.

Population Pyramid - Sanikiluaq: Click To Enlarge

Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census