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  Kugluktuk    
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  Population: 1400
Region: Kitikmeot
Time Zone: Mountain
Postal Code: X0B 0E0
Weather: Environment Canada

Kugluktuk, formerly known as Coppermine, is situated along the
banks of the Coppermine River and on the shores of the
Coronation Gulf. Located north, and slightly east of Yellowknife,
Kugluktuk is the most westerly community in Nunavut. In
summer, canoeists and rafters take the popular route up the
Coppermine River to the scenic “Bloody Falls Territorial Historic
Park”. Other stimulating outdoor activities include hiking, fishing,
hunting, kayaking and photography. Because the tundra is close to
the tree line, a variety of wildlife can be viewed in the area,
including grizzly bears, wolverines and moose, as well as tundra
wildlife, such as muskoxen, caribou, foxes and wolves. The people of Kugluktuk rely heavily on their traditional economy of hunting and fishing to feed and clothe their families for cultural and nutritional well-being. Community residents are also optimistic that the growth sectors of tourism, government and especially mining, will increase Kugluktuk’s economic development, along-side the established traditional pursuits.


   
       
  Getting There    
  First Air operates daily flights to Kugluktuk from
Yellowknife. Kenn Borek Air flies from Cambridge Bay to Kugluktuk
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please check with the airlines
for schedule changes.