Baker Lake

Baker Lake, or Qamani’tuuq,is situated inland, at the huge widening of the mouth of the Thelon River, close to the geographic centre of Canada. Baker Lake (pop. 1,950) is well known for its arts and craft community. Artists and studios promoting local arts and crafts, such as the Inuit Heritage Centre, the Jessie Oonark Centre, and well-established independent art galleries, are assets to the community.

The natural resource industry could also have a significant impact on the economic development of Baker Lake. Further development of the Meadowbank gold deposit has already created numerous local hires. For more information about Baker Lake, visit

Latest Projects

Arviat Goes Green  was produced by the The Aqquimavvik Society in Arviat  to identify how climate change is impacting their community and how to deal with these changes. 


Climate Change Introduction was produced by The Aqqiumavvik Society in Arviat to address climate change impacts in Arviat. 

The ‘Our Changing Land, Our Changing People:  Building Nunavut’s Climate Resilience’ workshop was hosted to address how Nunavut can become more resilient in light of climate change. The workshop took place in Iqaluit between January 31 and February 2, 2017

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