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Fourteen communities, fourteen cooperatives

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Kangiqsualujjuaq Kuujjuaq Tasiujaq Aupaluk Kangirsuk Quaqtaq Kangiqsujuaq Salluit Ivujivik Akulivik Puvirnituq Inukjuak Umiujaq Kuujjuarapik

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Aupaluk is the smallest community in Nunavik, with a population of 150. It is 1900 km north of   Montreal and is located on the western shore of the Ungava Bay. Aupaluk means "where the earth is red" in Inuktitut, which describes the iron-rich soil of the region.

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.



Retail sales

Store: 819-491-7060

Distribution of petroleum products

Hotel service industry

Hotel: 819-491-7455

Cable television

Adventure Tourism

Inuit Adventures: 855-657-3319



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.