Repulse Bay

Fact Sheet:
Region: Kivalliq
Population: 748 (95% Inuit)
Latitude: 66° 31.2' N, Longitude: 86° 13.2' W
(1,950 km north of Winnipeg)

Repulse Bay, located on the Arctic Circle north of Hudson Bay, is renowned for its innovative Inuit carvers who work with bone, ivory, and stone.

Nearby cliffs provide nesting grounds for numerous species of birds, and the community is also known as Naujaat, or “nesting place for seagulls”. The community is an excellent gateway to Ukkusiksalik National Park around Wager Bay, where caribou, wolves, polar bears, whales, walrus and seals are abundant.

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

Population Pyramid - Repulse Bay: Click To Enlarge

Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census