The name Taloyoak refers to a large stone blind traditionally used by Inuit to herd and harvest caribou. The community - formerly known as Spence Bay – is the northernmost community on the Canadian mainland and was central to early European explorations such as the John Ross expeditions to locate the Magnetic North Pole and the search for the lost Franklin expedition.
The history, landscape, and wildlife of Taloyoak are the main attractions in the area, with many excellent hiking, camping, and fishing opportunities nearby. The community is home to many prolific artists, with wool Spence Bay “packing dolls” being particularly popular.
Potential non-renewable resources in the region include: gold and diamonds.
Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census