The Bathurst Inlet area is home to a spectacular variety of wildlife including caribou, muskox, wolves, grizzly bears, and moose. The Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary to the east is the largest sanctuary in Canada and provides important nesting habitat to numerous species of migratory birds.
The historic Bathurst Inlet Lodge is a popular destination for tourists looking to experience the traditional Inuit lifestyle and to take in the impressive landscape and wildlife of the area. The nearby Wilberforce Falls are the highest waterfalls above the Arctic Circle.
Potential non-renewable resources in the region include: gold, diamonds, uranium, precious metals, base metals, and nickel-copper platinum group elements (PGEs).
Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census