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Kimmirut is one of the earliest settlements in the south Baffin area of Nunavut. The Anglican Church has had a presence here since about 1909. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police established a post here in 1911. The community site was determined by these outside interests.
Today, Kimmirut is a small community of about 400 people. Jobs in the community are few. There are a number of artists, and many people spend considerable time engaged in traditional hunting and gathering activities. For some great views of the community and the local weather, visit kimmirutweather.com. They have a wonderful photo album.
Local attractions include the Katannilik Territorial Park, which contains the Soper River, a Canadian Heritage River. The restored Dewey Soper House in the middle of town serves as the Visitors' Centre and registration centre for the Park. There are also active local artists working in soapstone and other media.
Kimmirut was also the site of a sapphire find, currently held by True North Gems.
Commercial airlines serving Kimmirut:
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Photo of the Anglican Church in Kimmirut courtest of Matthew Watkins.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:01|