Clyde River

Fact Sheet:
Region: Baffin
Population: 820 (96% Inuit)
Latitude: 70° 29.4' N, Longitude: 68° 31.2' W
(2,820 km north of Ottawa)

Clyde River is located on the eastern coast of Baffin Island and is also known as Kangiqtugaapik or “nice little inlet”.  The community is surrounded by spectacular mountains, icebergs and fiords that reach into the Barnes Icecap.  The natural wonders of the region attract many outdoors enthusiasts, including rock and ice climbers from around the world.

There is an abundance of wildlife in the area, including polar bears, caribou, narwhals, and other marine mammals.  The large marine Niginganiq National Wildlife Area, located in nearby Isabella Bay, provides protection to important bowhead whale habitat that is of great benefit to other species in the area as well.

Potential non-renewable resources in the region include: oil and gas, iron, coal, gold, diamonds, uranium, and base metals.

Population Pyramid - Clyde River: Click To Enlarge

Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census