Due to the abundance of iron deposits in the soil, there was mining activity in the area in the late 1950s. However, there were no trading posts set up in this area as in most of the other Nunavik communities. The region of Aupaluk had always been a traditional camp for the Inuit. In 1975 many Inuit relocated from other villages to permanently settle in Aupaluk.
The Aupaluk Cooperative Association was founded in 1981 and joined the Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec in 1988. The cooperative operates a store, hotel and petroleum distribution services.
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First village of the Canadian Arctic to have been entirely designed by Inuit.
Aupaluk is located near the October-December migration path of the Leaf River caribou herd. Many of these animals winter in the area.
Marine mammal observation
Being a very small community, it is easier to make contact with Inuit who can accompany travellers wishing to discover the area.
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