Figure 9: Communities in Northern Canada

As shown in this figure, a total of about 50 settlements are located in or near areas where polar bears are likely to be present in Canada. In Nunavut, some 30 human settlements are located near or within the area where polar bears are most likely to be present, including a dozen in or near nursing sites.

The communities listed on the map are:

In Nunavut: Alert, Eureka, Isachsen, Grise Fiord, Craig Harbour, Resolute, Dundas Harbour, Nanisivik, Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Kivitoo, Cape Dyer, Pangnirtung, Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Cape Dorset, Nuwata, Igloolik, Hall Beach, Repulse Bay, Wager Bay, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Rankin Inlet, Tavani, Arviat, Nunalia, Coral Harbour, Padlei, Pelly Bay, Taloyoak, Gjoa Haven, Cambridge Bay, Bernard Harbour, Coppermine

In NWT: Mould Bay, Fort Collinson, Holman, Port Radium, Yellowknife, Reliance, Lutselk’e, Fort Smith

In Quebec: Kuujuap, Kangiqsujuaq, Salluit, Ivujivik, Povungnituk