Iqaluit is Canada's newest Capital City in Nunavut, Canada's newest Territory. Located on the southern tip of Baffin Island, Iqaluit is home to much Government and Government related activity, along with plenty of business from the construction, mining, exploration, military, and tourism industries. Iqaluit literarily translated from Inuktitut means ‘place of many fish.’
The near total sunlight in the long summer months makes for an extraordinary experience, and the Northern Lights in the spring and fall are truly stunning to see. The local Inuit culture features throat singing, drum dancing, dog sledding, wonderful artwork, and exquisite cuisine.
While in Iqaluit be sure to: experience the local Inuit culture, take a tour of the Legislative Assembly and museum, fish for arctic char, hike Sylvia Grinnell park, take a boat ride in the summer time, take a snowmobile or dog-sled ride in the winter time, soak in the breathtaking views and scenery, buy everything that you need at Arctic Ventures, and try some delicious local ‘country food.’
Arctic Kingdom (arctic expedition operator)
Odysee Nunavut (dog sledding and snowmobiling)
Northern Collectables (Inuit Art)
Alianait Arts Festival