Naujaat, NU X0C 0H0
Ph: (867) 462-9943
Fax: (867) 462-4152
Incorporated in 1968, Naujat Co-op recently opened a
new retail store. Co-op operations include hotel
and restaurant and cable television services, arts and
crafts, and property rentals.They are also the community's
source for heating fuel for homes.
About Repulse Bay
Alternate Name: Naujaat
Local Meaning: Seagull fledgling
TIME ZONE: Central
Repulse Bay is located right on the Arctic Circle, at
the northern shore of the Bay. Sitting on a steeply
cliffed coastline, the area is rich with Thule heritage.
The homeland of the Iglulik Inuit, it was first visited
by Europeans in the early 18th century. Many Repulse
Bay Inuit participated in the whaling industry, and
the community relies on sealing, fishing, hunting and
artistry as a part of everyday life. Whaling inscriptions,
and historical sites are also accessible for photo opportunities.
Ecotourism trips are available in Repulse Bay, and there
are a few departing the community to outlying areas
such as Wager Bay, soon to be a new National Park. Outfitters
offer sports fishing, hunting, and expeditions. Arctic
wildlife watching trips can also be arranged, and glimpses
of walrus and caribou can be expected.
Repulse Bay is also renowned for its excellent artisans,
especially for its Inuit carvers who work in bone, ivory