Baker Lake

Baker Lake, Nunavut

Baker Lake, Nunavut is also known as Qamani'tuaq, 'big lake joined by a river at both ends'. The two rivers joining Baker Lake are designated Canadian heritage rivers, the Kazan and Thelon Rivers. Baker Lake, the only non-coastal Inuit settlement in Nunavut, has long been known for its fine arts. During the 1950s, artists from Baker Lake pioneered the art of printmaking in the North, achieving global recognition for their skill.