Arctic Bay

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Orthographic projection over Arctic Bay, Nunavut.

Arctic Bay is a community on the Northern end of Baffin Island, in Nunavut, Canada.[1] Approximately 700 people live in Arctic Bay.

The community is near the lead-zinc mine at Nanisivik, which closed in 2002.[2][3]

The CBC News reports that Defence officials have stated that inhabitants of Arctic Bay will play a role in the construction of a new Naval Base around the old port facilities at Nanisivik.[4]

On July 1st every year Arctic Bay hosts a Midnight Sun Marathon.[5]


  1. Erin Pratley. The Changing Inuit Diet in Arctic Bay: Implications for Food Security, University of Laval. Retrieved on 2008-08-11. mirror
  2. Arctic Bay impatient with slow Nanisivik transfer talks (HTML). Retrieved on 2007-08-17. mirror
  3. CBC - Contamination concerns grow at Nanisivik (html). Retrieved on 2007-08-17. mirror
  4. Preliminary work underway on High Arctic naval port, CBC News, 2008-08-05. Retrieved on 2008-08-11. mirror
  5. Arctic Bay and Nanisivik 2006, 2006. Retrieved on 2008-08-11. mirror