Historical Walking Tour

Our self-guided walking tours of Chesterfield Inlet encourage visitors to learn more about the community’s history, culture and way of life. Consider visiting the nearby Thule sites where ancient Inuit tent rings and fox traps are still visible. For more details about our community download our Guided Walking Tour.

There are unique fishing areas near the community or along the bay front coast – Spurrell harbour within walking distance or ATV rental. Try your luck to catch a lake trout, arctic grayling, white fish, cod or arctic char. Take photos of breathtaking scenery, the bay front waters, plants/ birds, the wildlife/ marine life, the archaeological and heritage sites back-in-time, the Thule sites or requests for a tour of the heritage buildings.

If you are interested in taking part in fishing derby or day trip activity in May or June during Hamlet day Celebration (day after Victoria Day) or during the long-weekend event, contact the Recreation Coordinator for information phone: 1-867- 898-9081 or E-mail: Recreation Coordinator The Iqalukpik fish plant arctic char commercial fishing begins June to August; fishing Licences can be obtain from the Conservation Officer, the Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut office phone: 1-867- 898-9130 or E-mail: Conservation Officer


Historical Walking Tour

  1. Noel Nuvak Arena
  2. Community Freezer
  3. Victor Sammurtok School
  4. Nunavut Power Corporation
  5. Hamlet Office (Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet-Municipal Government)
  6. Pitsiulak Co-op Association Ltd. Store, Tangmavik Hotel/ Inns North, Aqigiq Hunters and Trappers Organization, and Post-Office
  7. Northern Store
  8. Tank Farm (Fuel Service)
  9. Pimakslirvik Corporation (Home Care), and Chesterfield Inlet Development Corporation
  10. Kajuqjuk Health Centre
  11. Nunavut Arctic College Learning Centre
  12. Kingnguvaaq Ltd. Retail Store, Taxi, Cargo, and Calm Air Agent
  13. Notre Dame De La Deliverande Roman Catholic Mission, and Community Drop-In Centre
  14. Chesterfield Inlet Housing Association
  15. Department of Public Works and Services
  16. Iqalukpik Fish Plant
  17. R.C.M.P.
  18. Hamlet Garages
  19. Pairivik Daycare Centre
  20. Pitsiulak Co-op Association Ltd. (Warehouse)
  21. Fire Hall
  22. Department of Health & Social Services Government of Nunavut – Naja Isabelle Home (Residential Care Facility)
  23. Reservoir

Historical Sites

  1. M.O.T. (Ministry of Transport) Staff House Building’s (B)
  2. Grave Site of R.C.M.P. Officer’s Wife (O)
  3. First School (Sir Joseph-Bernier Federal Day School), presently Hotel, Store and Offices (H)
  4. St. Theresa Hospital (G)
  5. Hudson’s Bay Company (Depot and Trading Post) (F)
  6. Hudson’s Bay Company (Pig Shed) (E)
  7. Mission Power House (K)
  8. Hudson’s Bay Company (Post or Managers House) (J)
  9. Mission Hospital Freezer and Storage Shed (D)
  10. Hudson’s Bay Company (Post/ Staff House and Shed for Drying Fox Furs) (M)
  11. Ministry of Transport Power House (N)
  12. R.C.M.P. Post (Post-Office, Staff House and Office) (C)
  13. R.C.M.P. Building’s Sites (Q)
  14. Ministry of Transport (First Radio Station) (A)
  15. Ministry of Transport (Radio Station and Weather or Research Station) (P)
  16. Hudson’s Bay Company (Coal Storage) (L)
  17. Government Staff House (Teachers) (R)
  18. Mission Staff House (S)
  19. Mission Storage Buildings (T)
  20. Mission Hospital Green House (U)
  21. Turquetil Hall Site (V)