Cape Dorset, Nunavut, incorporated as a hamlet in 1982, population 1363 (2011c), 1236 (2006c). The Hamlet of Cape Dorset is situated on Dorset Island, off the southeast coast of the Foxe Peninsula of Baffin Island, 395 km southwest of Iqaluit. The rolling tundra surrounding the community is actually part of the Kingnait Mountain range. It is the entry point to the nesting grounds of the snow goose at the Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 275 km northeast of the community. While the traditional economy is based on hunting and sealing, many of the majority Inuit population are artists. The famous Dorset printmaking shop shop is located there. Nearby Mallikjuaq Island Historic Park has evidence of over 1000 years of occupation of the Thule and Dorset cultures. An interpretive centre for the historic park is also found in the hamlet.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Pool, Annelies. "Cape Dorset". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 21 July 2016, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cape-dorset. Accessed 22 February 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Pool, A., Cape Dorset (2016). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cape-dorset
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Pool, Annelies, "Cape Dorset". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published August 07, 2012; last modified July 21, 2016. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cape-dorset
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Annelies Pool, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Cape Dorset", last modified July 21, 2016, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cape-dorset
|Article by||Annelies Pool|
|Published Online||August 7, 2012|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|