Historical Walking Tour

Our Self-guided walking tour Chesterfield Inlet encourages visitors to learn about our history, and culture. Consider visiting nearby Thule sites, where a sod plantain is still visible, or stone structures. Take photo op of tent rings, kayak stands, food caches, or fox traps made of stone. Details about our History, download brochure, Guided Walking Tour.

There are fishing areas nearby, or along Bay front coast of Spurrell harbour within walking distance, or ATV trail. Try your luck to catch lake trout, arctic grayling, white fish, cod, or arctic char. Take photo op of breathtaking scenery of surrounding land area, or Bay front waters, plant life, berries, birds, wildlife, or marine mammals, and archaeological or Heritage sites back-in-time. The Thule sites, sod foundation is still visible can be viewed, or request for a tour of Heritage buildings, or Fox Trap Island. Eco boat trips, canoe, kayak, or ATV Day trail can be arranged with local Guide June, July, August, or September, weather permitting.

The Fullerton outpost establish 1901, was a year-round presence of the first Royal Northwest Mounted Police, in attempt to established sovereignty by the Federal Government, with activities of the American whalers turn of the twentieth century. The Cape Fullerton R.N.W.M.P post was set up, mainly to serve as a customs post for activities of the American whalers, and to administer whaling licences, collect customs, control the flow of liquor, and to maintain order.

The Fullerton harbour was a popular wintering station for the American and Scottish whaling ships, and trading point between Inuit, and the American and Scottish whalers. The Depot Island was also an anchor harbour during open water season, or winter Station with early Explorers, or Whalers. This followed fur-pelt trade post of the Hudson’s Bay Company Ltd. est. 1911, R.C. Mission est. 1912, and the Grey Nun’s of Nicolet, Quebec est. 1930’s in Chesterfield Inlet post. When whaling declined, R.N.W.M.P barracks moved to Chesterfield Inlet, and Fullerton outpost was used only part time by Mounties, as a stop on patrols to remote Inuit camps, or other outposts along coastal areas, and inland with the R.N.W.M.P Inuit Guides on dog team, boat, or canoe.

Information on volunteer, spring fishing derby long weekend events May, Hamlet Day (day after Victoria Day), or June contact Recreation Coordinator ph. 1-867- 898-9081. The Dog-team sled day trips or rates contact Dog Team Guide. Experience spring, or summer 24-hour daylight. In winter, sunrise and sunset day length is approx. 7 hours, December to February. View or take photo op of the Northern light scenery in evening, or spring migrating Canada geese. In spring, polar bear maybe spotted migrating near floe edge, or along coast. The muskox near trail path maybe spotted in distance, or rare occasion tree line moose, or grizzly migrating. The varieties of plants that harvest berries on tundra in the Kivalliq region are cloudberry, crowberry (blueberry), cranberry, and arctic blackberry. These are generally made into jam, or other recipes for bakery.

Daily flights to Chester connect Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Yellowknife, British Columbia, and Rankin Inlet. The Iqalukpik Fish plant arctic char commercial fishery operates June to September. The fishing licence, or to obtain commercial licence contact the Conservation Officer, Department of Environment ph. 1-867- 898-9130.

Historical Walking Tour

  1. Noel Nuvak Arena
  2. Community Freezer
  3. Victor Sammurtok School
  4. Qulliq Energy Corporation
  5. Hamlet Office (Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet-Municipal Government)
  6. Pitsiulak Co-op Association Ltd. Store, and Tangmavik Hotel/ Inns North
  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 Community and Government Services
  16. Iqalukpik Fish Plant
  17. Chesterfield Inlet R.C.M.P. Detachment
  18. Hamlet Garages
  19. Pairivik Daycare Centre
  20. Pitsiulak Co-op Association Ltd. (Warehouse)
  21. Fire Hall
  22. Naja Isabelle Home Care (Residential Care Facility), The Department of Health
  23. Reservoir

Historical Sites

  1. M.O.T. (Ministry of Transport) Staff House Building’s (B)
  2. Grave Site of R.C.M.P. Officers’ 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)