Chesterfield Inlet

Region: 
Kivalliq

Info 

Inuktitut name: Igluligaarjuk (Place with a few Thule Houses)
Population: 332 (2011)
Time zone: CST
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Overview

The community of Chesterfield Inlet is the oldest in Nunavut.  The current community was established in 1911, but the area has long been important to Inuit.  Contact with Europeans in the Chesterfield Inlet area started in the 1700’s and it continued to serve as an important trading location between Inuit and European whalers and explorers. 

Until relatively recently, Chesterfield Inlet was the largest community in Nunavut.  Chesterfield Inlet boasted a major Hudson’s Bay Company trading post and warehouse, Royal Canadian Mounted Police headquarters, a Catholic Mission, Hospital and regional residential school operated by the Catholic Church. 

Some of the early buildings erected by the Catholic Church still stand and provide a vivid reminder of the rich history of the community.

Today, Chesterfield Inlet is a small community known for an abundance of wildlife and for being a stronghold of Inuit culture and traditions.  The community is very dependent on wildlife and hunting. 

In the Chesterfield Inlet area, there is an abundance of Polar Bears, Beluga Whales, Seals, Caribou, and migratory birds.  

 

Full Community Profile: www.nunavuteda.com/community/chesterfield-inlet

Select Support Service: Chesterfield Inlet

Restaurant available for hotel guests.

Restaurant available for hotel guests.

Restaurant available for hotel guests.

Restaurant available for hotel guests.

Boat and “Bombardier” tours and transportation.

Contact
867-898-9158

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.

Contact
( toll free : 1-800-267-1247 )

Kivalliq Air bases 9 seat twin and single engine turboprop aircraft in Iqaluit.

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.

Contact
( toll free : 1-800-839-2256 )

Ookpik Aviation bases deHavilland Canada Turbine Otters in Baker Lake

Contact
867-793-4720
Contact
867-898-9103

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

Contact
( toll free : 1-800-661-1505 )
Contact
Economic Development Officer
(867) 898-9206
Fax : (867) 898-9108