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  Cape Dorset    
At a Glance Accommodation & Dining Tourism & Culture Retail
       
  Population: 1250
Region: Qikiqtani
Time Zone: Eastern
Postal Code: X0A 0C0
Weather: Environment Canada

The Inuktitut name for Cape Dorset, Kingait, refers to the
picturesque hills that surrounds the community. Located on
southwestern Baffin Island, Cape Dorset has been inhabited for
over 1000 years. Thule and Inuit archeological sites are located
in the Mallikjuaq Historic Park, adjacent to the community. Cape
Dorset has an international reputation for Inuit Art specifically
print making and stone carvings. Inuit art enthusiasts from
around the world travel to Cape Dorset where they can meet
with local acclaimed artists and visit the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, where prints and carvings are displayed and sold.
Many of the Cape Dorset artists have also shown their work at
international art shows and galleries.

Growth sectors, which will increase economic development in
Cape Dorset, have been recognized as government and the
tourism industry. The residents of Cape Dorset see tourism as
their community’s most important asset. In order to expand the
tourism business, residents agree that training in the areas of
business management, hospitality, outfitting and arts and craft
production is mandatory in order to successfully develop and
maintain the industry. Decentralization of some Government of
Nunavut positions will also create jobs in Cape Dorset and
encourage secondary and post secondary education in order to
attain those government jobs.
   
       
     
       
  Getting There    
  First Air flies from Iqaluit to Cape Dorset every day. Please check with the airline for schedule changes.