Meaning: Which resembles a lake
Tasiujaq was built on the shores of Leaf Lake at the head of Deep Harbour and it lies a few kilometres north of the tree line. Here, the shrub tundra finally gives way to the arctic tundra.
Tasiujaq, actually refers to the whole of Leaf Basin: Leaf Lake, Leaf Passage and Leaf Bay. Leaf Basin is renowned for its high tides which regularly exceed 15 m. The region is very rich in marine mammals and many seabirds, as well, close to 1000 musk-ox roam the surrounding area.