Ikaluktutiak Co-operative Limited
Cambridge Bay, NU X0B 0C0
Ph: (867) 983-2201
Fax: (867) 983-2085
This Co-op began in the late 1950s as a craft store
and hotel. It was incorporated in 1961 and at one time
operated a commercial fishery. Today, this thriving
Co-op operates two hotels, a gas bar, taxi service,
cable services, fuel delivery service and property rentals.
The Co-op expanded its retail facility in 1995 and is
also involved in many of the local contracts in Cambridge
for Cambridge Bay today is 1608. The traditional Inuinnaqtun
name for the area is Ikaluktuutiak or Iqaluktuttiaq
(new meaning "good fishing place". Located
on the southeast coast of Victoria Island, Cambridge
Bay has an abundance of wildlife, including caribou,
fish, waterfowl and seal. Visitors to Cambridge Bay
can take arranged naturalist tours which include wildlife
watching for musk oxen, tundra birds and other waterfowl,
and brilliantly flowered tundra in July, or can
choose from self-guided walking tours to learn more
about the community's history.
The Nanook and the Kuujjua Rivers and favourites with
experienced canoiests as both rivers will take them
a number of weeks to ford, and include difficult portages.
These trips offer fabulous scenery, but can only be
undertaken in the month of July when ice and snow are
at low points.
The Arctic Coast Visitors' Centre overlooks the bay
and features Inuit history, arts and culture. Interpretative
trails at Cambridge Bay take visitors through an old
town site, and the wreck of Amundsen's ship.