Kugaaruk – formerly Pelly Bay – is located on the northeastern Arctic coast, south of the Gulf of Boothia.
The community is very traditional and is home to the Netsiligmiut - the people of the seal. The traditional sea kayaking skills of the area are now frequently used as a tourist attraction, with guided tours and outfitting available for all skill levels. Dog sledding, whale watching, fishing, and hiking are also popular attractions in the community.
Potential non-renewable resources in the region include: gold and diamonds.
Population figures based on Statistics Canada 2006 Census