|— Hamlet —|
|Census division||Region 1|
|Incorporated (hamlet)||1 April 1987|
|• Mayor||Ray Ruben Sr.|
|• Senior Administrative Officer||Debbie Gordon-Ruben|
|• MLA||Jackie Jacobson|
|• Land||66.76 km2 (25.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• Density||4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|Canadian Postal code||X0E 1N0|
|- Living cost||167.5A|
|- Food price index||221.7B|
Community Governance Data List
2006 Canada Census,
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,
Canada Flight Supplement
^A 2005 figure based on Edmonton = 100
^B 2004 figure based on Yellowknife = 100
Paulatuk[pronunciation?] is a hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located adjacent to Darnley Bay, in the Amundsen Gulf. The town was named for the coal that was found in the area in the 1920s, and the Siglitun spelling is Paulatuuq[pronunciation?], "place of coal".
|Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics|
Paulatuk, as of the 2006 Census, had a population of 294, of these, 260 were Inuit (Inuvialuit). The two principal languages spoken in Paulatuk are Inuvialuktun and English. In 2009 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 311 with an average yearly growth rate of 0.4 from 1996.
The community is situated on Letty Harbour and was settled in the 1920s. This was followed a few years later by the Roman Catholic Church which opened a trading post. In the 1950s a Distant Early Warning Line site was built about 95 km (59 mi) to the northeast at Cape Parry, on the Parry Peninsula, providing a wage based income for the community. The trading post was taken over by the local co-op and today the local store is part of The North West Company.
The Smoking Hills which are about 105 km (65 mi) west on the shores of the Arctic Ocean are a scientifically interesting object, since they are diminishing the pH value of the water areas. So the buffer effect has completely disappeared. Located to the east of the community is Tuktut Nogait National Park and Parks Canada has an office in the community.
Services include a two member Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment and a health centre with two nurses. Phone services are provided by Northwestel with Internet by SSI Micro and their AirWare service.
The community is part of the Beaufort Delta Education Council and schooling is available up to Grade 12 at the Angik School. There is also a community learning centre operated by Aurora College.
The community is not accessible by road but there is an airport, Paulatuk Airport, and flights into the community are provided by Aklak Air from Inuvik three times a week. In the summer floatplanes can use the Paulatuk Water Aerodrome and an annual sealift is provided by Northern Transportation Company Limited from Hay River.
- Community Governance Data List
- 2006 Canada Census, Paulatuk
- Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 2 May 2013 to 0901Z 27 June 2013
- Paulatuk - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
- 2006 Canada Census, Paulatuk - Aboriginal profile
- Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Paulatuk profile
- Angik School
- Aklak Air schedule
- 2008 sailing schedule