In Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit, Pangnirtung (or Panniqtuuq) means "place of the bull caribou". The community is a main attraction for tourists to the south Baffin area. It is located at the western entrance to the spectacular Auyuittuq National Park.
Pangirtung is a community of over 1200 people, nestled in a fiord at the entrance to Auyuittuq National Park. Activities in the region include hunting and fishing, and climbing and hiking in the Park itself. The community is home to the Uqqurmiut Arts and Crafts centre, where custom tapestries are woven. As well, the community has print makers and carvers who create unique work.