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. Discover Archaeological or Heritage sites, the Thule sites, or Heritage Buildings back-in-time, go Trek, whale watching, fish for Arctic char or Lake trout, view Polar bear, Muskox, or tundra Caribou in their natural surroundings. Take photo op of the migrating Canada geese; or immerse yourself into our Culture, and the warm hospitality of Inuit people.

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Igluligaarjuk (Inuktitut Name)

Meaning: Place with few ‘Thule Houses’

The Municipality of Chesterfield Inlet is on the west coast Hudson Bay in Nunavut Territory, near Manitoba border. 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 turn of the twentieth century, and the first post of the Royal North West Mounted Police est. 1903 in Cape Fullerton, 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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