Member Co-ops Kugluktuk

Kugluktuk Co-operative Limited

Box 279,
Kugluktuk, NU X0B 0E0
Ph: (867) 982-4231
Fax: (867) 982-3070

Formerly known as the Coppermine Eskimo Co-op, Kugluktuk Co-op was incorporated in September 1960. This Co-op operates a retail store, fuel delivery services and supplies cable TV services to the community.  Kugluktuk “Quluktuk” means “the place of moving water” and was formerly known as “Coppermine” until January 1996. The community has a population of 1450 and is the westernmost community in Nunavut, almost on the border of the Northwest Territories.

About the Community

The Inuit of this area are known as the Copper Inuit, a name born of the nearby Copper Mountains. Hunters still spend much time hunting and fishing. By spending so much time on the land, Inuit of Kugluktuk ensure their traditional skills are passed on to younger generations, whether it be sewing fur clothing, hunting wild game, carving soapstone, preparing traditional food, drum dancing, or enjoying good old-time fiddling.