Sachs Harbour


Sachs Harbour is a hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Situated on the southwestern coast of Banks Island in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, the population according to the 2016 census count was 103 people. The two principal languages in the town are Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) and English. The traditional name for the area is Ikahuak, meaning "where you go across to". Bulk supplies of food and other items are brought by barge in the summer months and flights from Inuvik, some 325 mi (523 km) to the southwest, operate all year, via the Sachs Harbour (David Nasogaluak Jr. Saaryuaq) Airport. Sachs Harbour is the only permanent settlement on Banks Island.
The town was named after the ship Mary Sachs, which was part of the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913.


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