Baker Lake or Qamani’tuaq is located on the lake’s northwest shore, near the mouth of the Thelon River. Uniquely located close to the geographical centre of Canada, Baker Lake is at latitude 64˚ 18’ 41” North and longitude 96˚ 04’ 08” West. It is 320 kilometres inland from the west coast of the Hudson Bay in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut (formally part of the Northwest Territories). The only inland Inuit community in Canada, Baker Lake has a population of approximately 1,730 people, about 91% being Inuit.
A creative community, Baker Lake has a large number of artists who have established a rich history of arts development since many moved into the community by the late 1960s.