Taloyoak

Region: 
Kitikmeot

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Inuktitut name: Taloyoak (large caribou hunting blind)
Formally known as: Spence Bay
Population: 850 (2011)
Time zone: MST
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Overview

Taloyoak is the northernmost community on the Canadian mainland, which leads to its relative isolation.  Ruggedly beautiful, Taloyoak has been an important place for Inuit for thousands of years.  With ready access to both caribou and sea mammals, Taloyoak has a vibrant culture, which is closely tied with the land.

Contact with Europeans was originally largely driven by the near frantic efforts by British explorers to locate the doomed Franklin Expedition.  Sir John Franklin disappeared while searching for the Northwest Passage, and in the years following numerous explorers attempted to retrace his path through the Taloyoak area. 

The community of Taloyoak was founded in 1948 when the Hudson’s Bay Company built a trading post.  This was relatively late and local Inuit were amongst the last to settle in the 1950’s with the establishment of schools and Catholic and Anglican missions. 

Today the community is very traditional and still tied closely to the land and animals.  The local economy is very much based on hunting and trapping, with some mineral exploration nearby to add to the mix.  

 

Full Community Profile: www.nunavuteda.com/community/taloyoak

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Hotel and restaurant 

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867-561-5300
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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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Vehicle Rentals

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Services almost all communities in Nunavut with both scheduled flights and charter services. 

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Adlair is known for their safe and reliable charter service to the communities of the far north - although they can provide service almost anywhere you need to go. Adlair operates out of both Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and Yellowknife, NWT with all of their aircraft. Available 24/7, 365 days a year for your air charter needs.
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