Grise Fiord Inuit Co-operative Limited
Grise Fiord, NU X0A 0J0
Ph: (867) 980-9913
Fax: (867) 980-9954
Grise Fiord Co-op was incorporated in 1960 and is the
only business providing services to the community. The
Co-op businesses include a retail store, cable television
services, municipal contracts, and property rentals..
Grise Fiord has the distinction of being "at the top
of the world" and is our northernmost Co-op.
Alternate Name: Aujuittuq Local Meaning:
Place That NeverThaws Out.
Grise Fiord has a population of 130, and is
Canada's most northern Inuit community. Located on the
south coast of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut Territory,
visitors will truly experience a 24-hour day from April
to August, and 24 hours of darkness from mid-November
until the beginning of February. Though the community's
name means, "pig fiord" in Norwegian, some visitors
to Grise Fiord rate its spectacular mountain scenery
as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Most
Inuit residing in Grise Fiord are of the Thule culture.
Activities from Grise Fiord include snowmobile trips
to witness nearby icebergs, boating trips, marine wildlife,
hiking, walking, photography, Beluga whale and polar
bear watching. As well, Thule and European expedition
sites can be viewed nearby. Visitors can hike Grise
Fiord's glaciers and ice caps, travel by dogsled or
snow machine with an Inuit guide, and even spend a night
in an igloo. The Hunters and Trappers Association has
a carving and art demonstration that it holds for visitors
to the community. Throughout the year, visitors can
purchase arts and crafts from the Grise Fiord Inuit