Pangnirtung is an Inuit hamlet in the Qikiqtaaluk Region (or eastern Nunavut) on Baffin Island with a population around 1,500 residents. Pang is located 50 km south of the Arctic Circle and is situated on Baffin Island’s south-east corner.
The community is set in a relatively sheltered fiord flowing into Cumberland Sound surrounded by a shoreline of scenic mountainous terrains with access to Auyuittuq National Park. Auyuittuq is one of Canada’s most popular national Arctic parks renowned for its picturesque landscape, featuring colorful landscapes blanketed with mosses, lichens and myriad Arctic flowers, and framed by towering granite peaks.
Pangnirtung is one of the largest of 8 Inuit communities on the Island and a leader in the development of the region’s Inuit fisheries. Their community-owned Federally-certified processing plant is the first community-run plant of it’s kind in the far north to support their inshore fisheries. It employs 30 seasonal staff and employs more than 70 fishers, with ready access to their primary fishing grounds in Cumberland Sound.