Welcome to Chesterfield Inlet, the original Arctic community.

A visit to Chesterfield will be the Experience of a Lifetime. Explore our Community carved out of the Tundra on the west coast of Hudson Bay. Discover the Archaeological, or Heritage sites, the Thule sites, or the Heritage Buildings back-in-time. Hike/ go Trek, or whale watching, fish for Arctic char, or Lake trout, ATV day trail/ boat tour, discover the plants/ berries, view Polar bear in the distance, Muskox, or tundra Caribou in their natural surroundings.

Take a photo op of the migrating Canada geese; or immerse yourself into our Culture, and the warm hospitality of the Inuit people, or tour the new Cultural Visitors Centre.

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Igluligaarjuk (Inuktitut Name)

Meaning: Place with a few, ‘Thule Houses’.


The Municipality of Chesterfield Inlet is on the west coast Hudson Bay in Nunavut Territory, near the border of Manitoba. Chester’s history dates back to mid-1800’s, and was once the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Ltd. main supply centre for other posts in the area during early fur-pelt Trade industry est. 1911.

The early whaling era of the American, and Scottish whaler’s sailed the coast of Hudson Bay in turn of the twentieth century, and the first post of the Royal North West Mounted Police in Cape Fullerton est. 1903, to the beginning of the first Roman Catholic Mission est. 1912, and the Lamson and Hubbard Fur Trading Company post est. 1920, to the Grey Nun’s of Nicolet – Quebec of the Ste. Therese’s Hospital est. 1930’s.

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Welcome to Chesterfield Inlet