About Sanikiluaq

Sanikiluaq is the southernmost community in Nunavut located at N56° and W79°. It is located in the Belcher Islands in the south-eastern part of Hudson Bay, about 150 kilometres off the coast of Quebec, and 1,200 kilometres north of Ottawa.

The community was established in 1971, when the federal government centralized services and moved the buildings and inhabitants of what was then known as ‘South Camp’ to a location known as ‘North Camp’. Today, Sanikiluaq is a growing, modern settlement with an economy based on subsistence hunting, fishing, and soapstone carving.

Population: 899