Infrastructure in the Canadian Arctic is being affected by climate change impacts such as permafrost thaw, coastal erosion, and changing temperatures and precipitation patterns. With this in mind, the Standards Council of Canada established the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative
With a population of only 19, Bathurst Inlet is best known for the Bathurst Inlet Lodge, a naturalist lodge situated in an old trading post/mission. Visitors to the area usually come to see the spectacular views of the Wilberforce Falls, the highest circumpolar waterfall, as well as the rolling hills, tremendous gorges, beautiful wildflowers and variant wildlife.
Most of the people of Umingmaktok have moved to neighbouring communities, leaving a current population of around ten. However, the area is still visited regularly by hunting groups, naturalists and former residents nostalgic for earlier days.