Facts About Igloolik
Igloolik is an Inuit hamlet in Foxe Basin, Qikiqtaaluk Region in Nunavut, northern Canada.
The name “Igloolik” means “there is a house here”.
The first contact with Europeans came when British Navy ships HMS Fury and HMS Hecla, under the command of Captain William Edward Parry, wintered in Igloolik in 1822.
The island was visited in 1867 and 1868 by the American explorer Charles Francis Hall in his search for survivors of the lost Franklin Expedition.
The community is served by the Igloolik Airport.
The Estimated Population of Igloolik is 1,682
In 2017, documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig released There Is a House Here, a documentary film about his visits to the community.
Igloolik is 53 m above sea level.
Igloolik experiences 24- hour daylight from mid-May to late-July. Travellers can enjoy long days and sunny weather until mid-August, with summer temperatures ranging from 8°C to 15°C. Snow begins to fall in November and winter temperatures tend to average around -30°C.
The total area of Igloolik is 103.01 km2.