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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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Kangiqsujuaq means "the large bay" in Inuktitut. It is on the southeastern shore of Wakeham Bay near the Hudson Strait. Kangiqsujuaq is also called Wakeham Bay which is named after the explorer who navigated the Hudson Strait in 1897. The village is 2100 km north of Montreal and has a population of 565.

Kangiqsujuaq is known for its beautiful landscape with soil rich in minerals. The area has been mined sporadically since the 1950s. Today, copper and nickel are being mined by the Société minière Raglan du Québec.

A trading post was established at Kangiqsujuaq by Révillon Frères in 1910. By 1928 the Hudson's Bay Company established its own trading post and fox farm in the area. Between 1936 and 1963, a Catholic mission, a school, a nursing station and an Anglican church were founded.

The Wakeham Bay Cooperative Association was incorporated in 1970 and joined the Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec in 1971. The cooperative operates a store, hotel and cable TV services.



Retail sales

Store: 819-338-3252

Distribution of petroleum products

Hotel service industry

Hotel: 819-338-3212

Cable television

Adventure tourism

Inuit Adventures: 855-657-3319



Pingualuit: accessible from Kangiqsujuaq.

Douglas Harbour: spectacular double fjord with steep, rocky walls.

Qikertaaluk Island and Qajartalik: only 15 km south-east of the village. Petroglyph masks dating back to the late Dorset period, about 1200 years ago. Also, remnants of semi-subterranean houses built by Inuit of the Thule period, 800 years ago.

Wildlife observation