, 395 km southwest of IQALUIT
. The rolling tundra surrounding the community is actually part of the Kingnait Mountain range. It is the entry point to the nesting grounds of the snow GOOSE
at the Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 275 km northeast of the community. While the traditional economy is based on hunting and sealing, many of the majority Inuit population are artists. The famous Dorset PRINTMAKING
shop is located there. Nearby Mallikjuaq Island Historic Park has evidence of over 1000 years of occupation of the THULE
cultures. An interpretive centre for the historic park is also found in the hamlet.
Links to Other Sites
Carving Out a Future
An in-depth study of contemporary Inuit sculptures created by artists located in Arviat, Cape Dorset, and Clyde River. By Jill Barber. From Carleton University. A large PDF file.
Plan your next Arctic adventure at this Nunavut Tourism website. Offers information about local communities, history and culture, recreational opportunities, and much more.
The official website for the Municipality of Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Includes community information and art work by some of Cape Dorset's outstanding Inuit artists.
Take a helicopter flight over the Barnes ice cap, part of the visual tour of Southwest Baffin Island. From the website for the Tukilik Foundation.
Cape Dorset, Nunavut, incorporated as a hamlet in 1982, population 1363 (2011c), 1236 (2006c). The Hamlet of Cape Dorset is situated on Dorset Island, off the southeast coast of the Foxe Peninsula of