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Kugaaruk (Inuktitut syllabics: ????? Kuugaarjuk or ????? Kuugaarruk; English: "little stream") (also called Arviligjuaq, meaning "the great bowhead whale habitat") formerly known as Pelly Bay until 3 December 1999 is located on the shore of Pelly Bay, just off the Gulf of Boothia, Simpson Peninsula, Kitikmeot, in Canada's Nunavut territory. Access is by air by the Kugaaruk Airport and by annual supply sealift. Kugaaruk means "little stream", the traditional name of the brook that flows through the hamlet.
As of the 2016 census Kugaaruk has a population of 933, a 21% increase from the 2011 census.
Near the hamlet is CAM-4, a North Warning System site that was once part of the Distant Early Warning Line.