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  Population: 850
Region: Kitikmeot
Time Zone: Mountain
Postal Code: X0B 1B0
Weather: Environment Canada

The Inuit name Taloyoak describes a large stone blind that was
formerly used by hunters to herd caribou for the kill. Taloyoak is
west of the Boothia Peninsula, at the heart of the Northwest
Passage. Formerly known as Spence Bay, the area has a long history of exploration, including the famed John Ross expeditions in the 1830s’ that resulted in the pinpointing of the Magnetic North Pole. Later that century, between the years of 1848 and 1860, American and British ships came to the area in search of the legendary Franklin Expedition. Taloyoak’s present attractions are primarily its landscape, history, and fish and wildlife resources. The landscape is good for hiking. ATV or foot trails take locals and visitors to popular fishing and camping spots at nearby lakes. Artists, carvers and artisans are prolific in the area. The community based manufacturing of Spence Bay ‘packing dolls’—arctic animals dressed in duffel amautiit, carrying their young—contribute to the community’s economy.

  Getting There    
  First Air operates flights to Taloyoak, via Yellowknife, on Sunday to Friday. Kivalliq Air operates flights from Rankin Inlet to Taloyoak, Monday through Friday; and Kenn Borek Air flies to Taloyoak, via Cambridge Bay and Gjoa Haven on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please check with the airlines for schedule changes.