Coral Harbour

Region: 
Kivalliq

Info

Inuktitut name: Salliq (Large flat island in front of the mainland)
Population: 834 (2011)
Time zone: EST
Website: www.coralharbour.ca
Interpretive Trail: Fossil Creek
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Overview

The Coral Harbour area has long been an important meeting place for Inuit, as it is home to an amazing variety and abundance of sea mammals.  There are numerous archeological sites in the area that indicate that people have inhabited Southampton Island since 500 BC.

European explorers and whalers have been visiting the Coral Harbour area since 1613.  The contact between Europeans and Inuit led to a strong entrepreneurial spirit amongst local people.  The modern community of Coral Harbour was formed after the Hudson’s Bay Company opened a trading post in 1924.  During World War Two, the American military constructed an air base at Coral Harbour as a part of the “Crimson Route”- a string of air bases used to ferry aircraft from the United States to Europe. 

Today the community remains a strong and vibrant one, with an economy centred on Arts and Crafts, Tourism and hunting.  Local outfitters provide some of the best wildlife viewing in the Arctic, with tours to view Walrus, Polar Bears, Whales and migratory birds.

The landscape at first appears to be bleak, but upon closer inspection one will find that the flat, sandy island is filled with fossils, plants and animals.  Wildlife is readily accessible with numerous trails and roads. 

Local Parks include: The Fossil Creek Trail, Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and the East Bay Migratory Birds Sanctuary.

 

Full Community Profile: www.nunavuteda.com/community/coral-harbor

Select Support Service: Coral Harbour

Eight room, non-smoking hotel in a comfortable family environment. Meals are available for guests of Leonie’s Place

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867-925-9751
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Three-bedroom bed and breakfast

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867-925-8255
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Eight room, non-smoking hotel in a comfortable family environment. Meals are available for guests of Leonie’s Place

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867-925-9751
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867-925-8622
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867-925-8455
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867-925-8461
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First Air has a number of regularly scheduled flights connectign to and from Iqaluit, Winnipeg, Yellowknife, Ottawa, Montreal. 

Charters can be booked by calling 1-613-254-6200.

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( toll free : 1-800-267-1247 )
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Pickup Trucks available for rent

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867-925-8098

Ookpik Aviation bases deHavilland Canada Turbine Otters in Baker Lake

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867-793-4720
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Air Nunavut operates 9 to 13 seat twin turbine aircraft from Iqaluit, NU

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1-866-388-5888

Airport is located 17 kms from community.

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867-925-8615
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Services almost all communities in Nunavut with both scheduled flights and charter services. 

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( toll free : 1-800-661-1505 )
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Kenn Borek Air provides off-strip Twin Otter, Turbine DC-3, and King Air charter services from Resolute.

"Working in the Arcrtic is our passion and has defined who we are for many years. We pride ourselves in our knowledge of the most remote areas and harshest environments. We have supported the Canadian government's scientific research out of our Resolute Bay location for many years. Working with our joint ventures, Aklak Air and Unaalik Aviation, we provide charter flights across the Canadian north in whatever capacity required."

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867-252-3845
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Kivalliq Air bases 9 seat twin and single engine turboprop aircraft in Iqaluit.

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1-888-831-8472

Arviat has daily scheduled flights connecting to and from Winnipeg, Churchill, Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit.

Baker Lake has daily scheduled flights connecting to and from Winnipeg, Churchill, Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit.

Cambridge Bay has regular scheduled flights to Yellowknife connecting with Edmonton and Calgary.

Chesterfield Inlet has regular scheduled flights connecting to and from Winnipeg, Churchill, Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit.

Coral Harbour has regular scheduled flights connecting to and from Winnipeg, Churchill, Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit.

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( toll free : 1-800-839-2256 )
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867-925-8622
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Economic Development Officer
(867) 925-8867
Fax : (867) 925-8233