Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Nunavut
Canada Travel Guide - Nunavut

Pangnirtung

The Canadian community of Pangnirtung is an Inuit hamlet in the territory of Nunavut. Situated on a coastal plain at the coast of Pangnirtung Fjord (a fjord which eventually merges with Cumberland Sound), it is located at 66°08' North Latitude and 65°45' West Longitude on Baffin Island.

Pangnirtung is the nearest town (1 hour by boat) to Auyuittuq National Park and is well known for weaving and printmaking. Parks Canada operates a visitor centre, which is located near the park office. The community also operates a turbot fishery.

In 1921, Hudson's Bay Company established a trading post in Pangnirtung, and two years later the Royal Canadian Mounted Police erected a permanent office. The first government appointed teacher arrived in 1956, which in 1962 was followed by the first administrative office.

 

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UQQURMIUT CENTRE FOR ARTS & CRAFTS

The Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts and Crafts draws visitors from all over the world to the small community of Pangnirtung on Baffin Island, in Nunavut, Canada’s newest northern territory (1999).

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(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Public Art Gallery)

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