Kugaaruk

Fact Sheet:
Region: Kitikmeot
Population: 688 (92% Inuit)
Latitude: 68° 32.4' N, Longitude: 89° 48.0' W
(2,070 km northeast of Edmonton)

Kugaaruk – formerly Pelly Bay – is located on the northeastern Arctic coast, south of the Gulf of Boothia.

The community is very traditional and is home to the Netsiligmiut - the people of the seal. The traditional sea kayaking skills of the area are now frequently used as a tourist attraction, with guided tours and outfitting available for all skill levels. Dog sledding, whale watching, fishing, and hiking are also popular attractions in the community.

Potential non-renewable resources in the region include: gold and diamonds.

Population Pyramid - Kugaaruk: Click To Enlarge

Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census