Member Co-ops Ikaluktutiak
Ikaluktutiak Co-operative Limited
Cambridge Bay, NU X0B 0C0
Ph: (867) 983-2201
Fax: (867) 983-2085
This Co-op began in the late 1950s as a craft store and hotel. It was incorporated in 1961 and at one time operated a commercial fishery. Today, this thriving Co-op operates two hotels, a gas bar, taxi service, cable services and property rentals. The Co-op expanded its retail facility in 1995 and is also involved in many of the local contracts in Cambridge Bay.
About the Community
The population for Cambridge Bay today is 1608. The traditional Inuinnaqtun name for the area is Ikaluktuutiak or Iqaluktuttiaq (new meaning “good fishing place”. Located on the southeast coast of Victoria Island, Cambridge Bay has an abundance of wildlife, including caribou, fish, waterfowl and seal. Visitors to Cambridge Bay can take arranged naturalist tours which include wildlife watching for musk oxen, tundra birds and other waterfowl, and brilliantly flowered tundra in July, or can choose from self-guided walking tours to learn more about the community’s history. The Nanook and the Kuujjua Rivers and favourites with experienced canoiests as both rivers will take them a number of weeks to ford, and include difficult portages. These trips offer fabulous scenery, but can only be undertaken in the month of July when ice and snow are at low points. The Arctic Coast Visitors’ Centre overlooks the bay and features Inuit history, arts and culture. Interpretative trails at Cambridge Bay take visitors through an old town site, and the wreck of Amundsen’s ship.