Inuvik, (place of man), is a town in the Northwest Territories of Canada and is the administrative centre for the Inuvik Region. The population as of the 2006 Census was 3,484, but the two previous census counts show wide fluctuations due to economic conditions: 2,894 in 2001 and 3,296 in 1996.
Grise Fiord, is a small Inuit hamlet, Qikiqtaaluk Region in the territory of Nunavut, Canada. Despite its low population (141 residents as of the Canada 2006 Census), it is the largest community on Ellesmere Island.
Igloolik,, is an Inuit hamlet, Qikiqtaaluk Region in Nunavut, northern Canada. Because it is on the small island, one of Canada's national historic sites, of the same name, in Foxe Basin that is very close to the Melville Peninsula (and to a lesser degree, Baffin Island), it is often thought to be on the peninsula.
Pond Inlet is a small, predominantly Inuit community in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada and is located at the top of Baffin Island. As of the 2006 census the population was 1,315, an increase of 7.8% from the 2001 census making it the largest of the four hamlets above the 72nd parallel. Pond Inlet was named in 1818 by explorer John Ross for John Pond an English astronomer. The mayor is Abraham Kublu.
Aklavik is a hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Until 1961, the community served as the regional administrative center for the territorial government. Building conditions at the time considered to be unsuitable resulted in the development of Inuvik to the east, meant to entirely replace Aklavik. However, many residents have persevered and kept Aklavik as a community. The mayor of Aklavik is Knute Hansen, whose term ends in 2010.
Alert, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world. It is only 817 kilometres (508 mi) from the North Pole. It takes its name from HMS Alert, which wintered 10 km (6.2 mi) east of the present station off what is now Cape Sheridan, Nunavut in 1875-1876. Alert was reported to have 5 (five) permanent inhabitants according to the 2006 census.
Isachsen was a remote Arctic research station on the western shore of Ellef Ringnes Island in the Sverdrup Islands, in the territory of Nunavut in Canada. It was founded to participate in a joint Canada-United States weather program. Isachsen operated from April 3, 1948 to September 19, 1978. Regular weather observations began on May 3, 1948. The research station was named after Norwegian Arctic explorer Gunnar Isachsen. In the 1950s Isachsen was a joint U.S.
Eureka is a small research base on Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. It is located on the north side of Slidre Fiord, which enters Eureka Sound farther west. It is the second-northernmost permanent research community in the world. The only one farther north is Alert, which is also on Ellesmere Island.
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. Arctic Bay is located in the Eastern Time Zone although it is quite close to the time zone boundary. The predominant languages are Inuktitut and English. As of the 2006 census the population has increased by 6.8% from the 2001 census. The Arctic Bay area has been occupied for nearly 5000 years by Inuit nomads migrating from the west.
Hall Beach is an Inuit settlement, Qikiqtaaluk Region in Nunavut, Canada, established in 1957 during the construction of a Distant Early Warning (DEW) site. Currently the settlement is home to a North Warning System radar facility and the Hall Beach Airport. It is actually fairly close to another Nunavut settlement, Igloolik, about 69 km (43 mi) as the crow flies, a rarity in this vast territory. As of the 2006 census the population was 654 an increase of 7.4% from the 2001 census.
Tuktoyaktuk, or Tuktuyaaqtuuq, is an Inuvialuit hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Commonly referred to simply by its first syllable, Tuk, the settlement lies north of the Arctic Circle on the shore of the Arctic Ocean. Formerly known as Port Brabant, the community was renamed in 1950 as part of Canada's new trend at that time, changing community names to those originally given by the Native inhabitants.
Old Crow is a community in the Canadian Territory of Yukon and is a PERIGLACIAL environment. It had 267 inhabitants as of 2008, most of them belonging to the Gwichʼin-speaking Aboriginal Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. The community is situated on the Porcupine River in the far north of the territory. Old Crow is the only Yukon community that cannot be reached by car so one must fly in to the Old Crow Airport in order to reach it.
Cambridge Bay named for Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, is a hamlet located in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. The traditional Inuinnaqtun name for the area is Ikaluktuutiak or Iqaluktuttiaq (new orthography) meaning "good fishing place". The traditional language of the area was Inuinnaqtun and is written using the Latin alphabet rather than the syllabics of the Inuktitut writing system.
Resolute is a small Inuit hamlet on Cornwallis Island in Nunavut, Canada. It is situated at the northern end of Resolute Bay and the Northwest Passage and is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region. Resolute is one of Canada's northernmost communities and is second only to Grise Fiord on Ellesmere Island (Alert and Eureka are more northerly but are not considered towns—just military outposts and weather stations).
Tsiigehtchic ("mouth of the iron river") (officially the Charter Community of Tsiigehtchic) is a Gwich’in community located at the confluence of the Mackenzie and the Arctic Red River, in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The community was formerly known as Arctic Red River, until 1 April 1994. Population is 195 according to the 2001 Census. The Dempster Highway, NWT Highway 8, crosses the Mackenzie River at Tsiigehtchic.
Canadian Forces Station Alert, also CFS Alert, is a Canadian Forces signals intelligence intercept facility located in Alert, Nunavut on the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island, at 82°30′N 62°19′W / 82.5°N 62.317°W / 82.5; -62.317. Located in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, it is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world.
Gjoa Haven is a hamlet in Nunavut, above the Arctic Circle, located in the Kitikmeot Region, 1,056 km (656 mi) northeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. It is the only settlement on King William Island. The name Gjoa Haven is from the Norwegian "Gjøahavn" or "Gjøa's Harbour", and was named by polar explorer Roald Amundsen after his ship Gjøa.
Bathurst Inlet is a deep inlet located along the northern coast of the Canadian mainland, into which the Burnside and Western Rivers empty. The name, or its native equivalent Kingoak (Qingaut, nose mountain), is also used to identify the community of Bathurst Inlet located on the shore.
Kugluktuk is a hamlet located at the mouth of the Coppermine River in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada, on Coronation Gulf, southwest of Victoria Island. It is the westernmost community in Nunavut, almost on the border with the Northwest Territories. The traditional language of the area was Inuinnaqtun and is written using the Latin alphabet rather than the syllabics of the Inuktitut writing system.
Qikiqtarjuaq ("big island"), is both a community and an island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Davis Strait, off eastern Baffin Island. The island is known for Arctic wildlife, whale watching and as the northern access point for Auyuittuq National Park. As of the 2006 census the population was 473, a decrease of 8.9% from the 2001 census. Qikiqtarjuaq annually hosts the "Suicide Prevention Walk".
Paulatuk is a hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located adjacent to Darnley Bay, in the Amundsen Gulf. The town was named for the coal that was found in the area in the 1920s, and the Siglitun spelling is Paulatuuq, "place of coal".
Sachs Harbour is a hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Situated on the southwestern coast of Banks Island in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, the population according to the 2006 census count was 122 people. The two principal languages in the town are Inuvialuktun and English. The traditional name for the area is "Ikahuak", meaning "where you go across to".
Ulukhaktok (traditional spelling Ulukhaqtuuq and known until 1 April 2006 as Holman) is a small hamlet on the west coast of Victoria Island, in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The 2006 census indicated a population of 398. In the 2001 census, the population was also 398 of which 375 were listed as Inuvialuit or Inuit.
Fort McPherson is a hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on the east bank of the Peel River and is 121 km (75 mi) south of Inuvik on the Dempster Highway. Population is 776 according to the 2006 Census, a slight increase over the 2001 Census count of 761. In the 2001 Census 710 people identified as aboriginal, 440 as First Nations, 50 as Métis, 20 as Inuit or Inuvialuit, 205 giving multiple or other aboriginal responses and 50 Non-Aboriginal.
Clyde River is an Inuit hamlet located on the shore of Baffin Island's Patricia Bay, off Clyde Inlet, an arm of Davis Strait in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, of Nunavut Canada. It lies in the Baffin Mountains which in turn form part of the Arctic Cordillera mountain range. The community is served by air and by annual supply sealift.