Baker Lake

Fact Sheet:
Region: Kivalliq
Population: 1,728 (90% Inuit)
Latitude: 64° 18.0' N, Longitude: 96° 4.8' W
(1,600 km north of Winnipeg)

Baker Lake is Nunavut’s only inland community, located 320 km from the western shore of Hudson Bay. The community is a gateway to spectacular canoeing on the Thelon and Kazan Rivers, which are both designated Canadian Heritage Rivers. The massive Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary, home to caribou, geese, grizzlies, and muskox, is located to the east and can be accessed by plane from the community.

Baker Lake is home to a well known arts and crafts community that is internationally recognized for pioneering printmaking in the North.

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

Population Pyramid - Baker Lake: Click To Enlarge

Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census