A Few Word From The Mayor of Cambridge Bay; The Heart of Canada's Arctic

Greetings from The Mayor’s Office...

Welcome to the website for the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. We are located on Victoria Island in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Serving as the Government of Nunavut's administrative centre for the region, as well as the maintenance base for the area DEW Line sites, we have most modern amenities. And, with same-day 737 jet service out of Edmonton and Yellowknife, travel can easily be made to our community.

Visitors are most welcome to come and enjoy activities such as arctic char fishing, musk ox viewing, bird watching, and sampling the local Inuit culture.

For additional information about Cambridge Bay, please contact our Visitors Centre at (867) 983-2224.

We hope you enjoy your visit with us.


Michelle Gillis
Mayor - Hamlet of Cambridge Bay


Michelle Gillis is Mayor of the Municipality of Cambridge Bay.

Michelle is currently finishing up her first term as Mayor and fourth year on Hamlet Council.

An advocate for the participation of women in politics Michelle was one of the youngest ever Mayor’s in Nunavut. She was the first ever female elected to the position of Mayor for the community of Cambridge Bay. Before becoming Mayor she served on many local committees, boards and worked for many agencies as well as volunteered for non profit groups and sports clubs. Before becoming Mayor, Michelle worked for the Nunavut Housing Corporation for many years in both program development and finance. She has worked as an Accountant in the private sector and is currently earning credits towards her degree in political science through Carleton University. Born and raised in Cambridge Bay, Michelle is a true northerner spending her entire life in the Arctic. She also is very active in federal politics serving on Federal Council for the New Democratic Party representing the Nunavut Riding. She also helped in the formation of the NDP Aboriginal Commission. Michelle’s priorities include helping to battle hidden homelessness in the north, climate change, the affects on the environment as well as the promotion of economic development and tourism in the Arctic. Michelle is also a board member on the Nunavut Association of Municipalities representing the Kitikmeot Regional Mayor’s.

Michelle also has two young sons Ethan & Liam. She enjoys spending quality time with them at home and also takes them camping and fishing when not busy working.

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