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Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada

Tourism Information

Baker Lake (Qamani'tuaq, "a huge widening of a river") Nunavut's only inland community is located at the mouth of the Thelon Heritage River about 40 km from the "Geographical Centre of Canada". Baker Lake is known for its carvers who work mostly in black soapstone, stitched and appliqued wall hangings, jewellery and silk screened prints and clothing. Local galleries (Ookpiktuyuk and Jessie Oonark Centre) showcase the art of local residents. The Inuit Heritage Centre, features displays interpreting the culture of the Caribou Inuit. At the Vera Akumalik Visitor Centre, located in the old Hudson's Bay post, you'll find a replica of the store, cultural displays and information on rivers of the region. Staff will help you arrange local tours, and will make suggestions on local walks to appreciate the beauty of the tundra.


Accommodations


Baker Lake Lodge
Iglu/Inns North
Jo's Bed and Breakfast
Nunamiut Lodge

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