Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada

Cape Dorset is an Inuit hamlet located on Dorset Island near the southern tip of Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. The Inuktitut name of the village means "high mountains".

Since the 1950s, Cape Dorset, which calls itself the "Capital of Inuit Art" has been a center for drawing, printmaking, and carving. Even today, printmaking and carving are the community's main economic activities. Intuit artworks can be purchased from the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.

Other activities in Cape Dorset include wildlife viewing, dogsled and snowmobile tours, hiking and camping.

Things to See & Do

* View & purchase Inuit art
* Mallikjuaq Island
* Dogsled & snowmobile tours
* Hiking
* Wildlife watching

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English
Land Area – 143.48 km²
Population – 1,240 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +1

Transport Links – Cape Dorset is serviced by the Cape Dorset Airport. Regular by-weekly flights by First Air and Kenn Borek Air.

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