The Inuktitut name for Gjoa Haven is Usqsuqtuuq, which means a place of plenty of fat. This is in reference to the fattened fish and seal that were high in number in the area. The English name Gjoa Haven is named after the polar explorer Roald Amundsen ‘s ship, the Gjoa.
Today, the community of Gjoa Haven is expanding quickly. The community is looking at expanding its tourism business to further their economic development. Gjoa Haven offers a lot to its visitors, like the Northwest Passage Territorial Historic Park, where visitors can experience the voyages of explorers such as Frobisher, Ross, and Franklin. Also, there is a 9-hole golf course, known to be Canada’s most northerly course. Although Gjoa Haven is becoming more modern, many traditional Inuit activities are still being enjoyed, including throat singing, drum dancing, and hunting.
Gjoa Haven HTA | Adress: Box 162, X0B 1J0
Tel.: 360-6028 | Fax: 360-6913 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org