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  Sanikiluaq    
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  Population: 750
Region: Qikiqtani
Time Zone: Eastern
Postal Code: X0A 0W0
Weather: Environment Canada

Sanikiluaq, the most southerly community of Nunavut, is located on the Belcher Islands in the Hudson Bay. The terrain is composed of many rocky cliffs that tower 50 to 155 meters above sea level. Many of these cliffs are nesting grounds for eider ducks, whose feathers (eiderdown) are collected from nests and made into duvets and outer-wear.

Sanikiluaq carvers are known worldwide for their distinctive carvings made from argillite, the dark stone found on the Belcher Islands. To view Sanikiluaq carvings, see the Soapstone Artists of Sanikiluaq website at: www.soapstoneartists.com


   
       
  Getting There    
  Travel to Sanikiluaq is done via Montreal on Air Inuit. Flights are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please check with the airline for schedule changes.