Baker Lake, or Qamani'tuaq, is situated inland, at the huge widening at the mouth of the Thelon River, close to the geographic centre of Canada. It is 320 km inland from the west coast of the Hudson Bay in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut.
Baker Lake is well known for its arts and craft community. Distinguished artists and studios promoting arts and crafts, such as the Inuit Heritage Centre, the Jessie Oonark Centre, and well-established independent art galleries are assets to the community's arts and craft industry.
Baker Lake also has a huge natural resource industry, which has a significant impact on the economic development of Baker Lake. The development of the Meadowbank gold deposit, has already created numerous local jobs. More opportunities are available in town and at the mine site, approximately 70 kms from Baker Lake. From administration to cooking to heavy equipment operation, the community council is now proactively looking into training programs to prepare its residents for the assortment of jobs and business opportunities that are available.
Getting There: Calm Air and First Air operate flights from Winnipeg and Rankin Inlet. Check schedules for more information.