Naujaat

Region: 
Kivalliq

Info

Inuktitut: Naujaat (Seagull Nesting Place)
Formally know as: Repulse Bay
Population: 1050 (2011)
Time zone: CS
Website: www.repulsebay.ca
National Park: Ukkusiksalik
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Overview

Naujaat is located on the Arctic Circle and is truly a jewel in Nunavut’s crown.  A traditional community which relies extensively on hunting and trapping and wildlife is steeped in traditional Inuit culture. 

With extensive wildlife nearby, Inuit have long lived in the Naujaat area.  Archeological finds dating back to 2500 BC show the deep roots of Inuit in the area.  European contact in the area dates back to 1742 when British explorer Christopher Middleton was searching for the Northwest Passage.  Upon realizing that the bay he was exploring was not, in fact, a sea route to Asia, he gave the beautiful area the unfortunate name. 

The community of Naujaat grew up surrounding the Hudson’s Bay Post, which was opened in 1911.  In order to compete for the beautiful fur pelts produced in the area, the Hudson’s Bay faced competition in the form of Revillon Freres, which opened a trading post in 1923.  This was followed in 1932 by the opening of Catholic mission. 

In the vicinity of Naujaat, one will find an abundance of Arctic Wildlife: Polar Bears, Bowhead Whales, Orca, Beluga Whales, Narwhals, seals, caribou and many species of birds.  Naujaat is the gateway to the Ukkusiksalik National Park.

Unlike other Kivalliq communities to the south, the land in Naujaat is characterized by hills, cliffs and inlets. 

The community today is very reliant on tourism, arts and crafts and hunting and trapping.  

 

Full Community Profile: www.nunavuteda.com/community/repulse-bay

Select Support Service: Naujaat

The only hotel in Repulse Bay, the hotel is a short walk from the airport.  A restaurant is available for hotel guests.

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867-462-4304
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The only hotel in Repulse Bay, the hotel is a short walk from the airport.  A restaurant is available for hotel guests.

Contact
867-462-4304
Email:

Specializing in dogsled and sea kayak tours.

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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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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Vehicle Rentals

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867-462-9943
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Vehicle Rentals

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867-462-9943
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Economic Development Officer
(867) 462-4101
Fax : (867) 462-4144