Whale Cove, located on the western shore of Hudson Bay, is named for the large populations of beluga whales that congregate in the area. The Inuktitut name for the community is Tikirarjuaq, or “long point.” The small community maintains a traditional lifestyle, and the abundant wildlife of the region provides the people with food and clothing. Seal, walrus, and beluga are the major components of the traditional diet, and fishing and berry picking are also popular.
Potential non-renewable resources in the region include: gold, diamonds, uranium, base metals, and nickel-copper platinum group elements (PGEs).
Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census