Pond Inlet is a small, predominantly Inuit community in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada and is located at the top of Baffin Island. Pond Inlet was named in 1818 by explorer John Ross for John Pond, an English astronomer. The mayor is Abraham Kublu. Toonoonik-Sahoonik Cooperative Limited most often referred to simply as the Co-op, also operates a local hotel and other endeavors. Its economy is largely service based with government as the largest employer. Small businesses that serve the community, tourism, and art work though are also found.
As a tourist destination, Pond Inlet is considered one of Canada's "jewels of the North". It is one of the most picturesque communities with mountainous ranges viewable from all directions. Icebergs are most often accessible from the community within walking distance or a short snowmobile ride in winter. Pond Inlet boasts a nearby floe edge, several dozen glaciers, explorable ice caves, and many grand and picturesque inlets. Barren-ground Caribou, Ringed Seal, Narwhals and Polar Bears are just some of the wildlife that can be encountered while traveling out on the land. Nunavut also boasts one of Canada's newest national parks named after a majestic glacier that can be viewed north of the community on Bylot Island; Sirmilik National Park.