Coral Harbour

Fact Sheet:
Region: Kivalliq
Population: 769 (95% Inuit)
Latitude: 64° 11.4' N, Longitude: 83° 21.6' W
(1,790 km north of Winnipeg)

Coral Harbour, located on Southampton Island in northern Hudson Bay, is named for the ancient coral fossils found in the area. Some of the best opportunities to view marine wildlife in Nunavut are available in Coral Harbour and nearby Coats Island, which is home to colonies of walrus. Large populations of polar bears, caribou, beluga whales, and seals are also found in the area and the East Bay and Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuaries provide important habitat for dozens of species of birds. The abundance of wildlife can be viewed with the assistance of local outfitters.

Potential non-renewable resources in the region include: gold, diamonds, uranium, base metals, and nickel-copper platinum group elements (PGEs).

Population Pyramid - Coral Harbour: Click To Enlarge

Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census