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Located on the southern tip of Baffin Island, Iqaluit is the capital city of Nunavut and is home to territorial government and government-related activity as well as rich culture and breathtaking scenery.  Iqaluit literarily translated from Inuktitut means “place of many fish.”  Official languages are Inuktitut, English and French.  With a rich history, the city of Iqaluit offers a look into Inuit culture with attractions such as the Nunatta Sunakkataangit Museum and Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre. Browse Inuit carvings and local handicrafts at stores and shops, or directly from the artisan or their family members. Qaummaarvik Park is a local heritage site just minutes away from the community and offers an abundance of outdoor adventures to visitors. 

Iqaluit in the summer offers long sunlight days, 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 and traditional artwork.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to our city.  Need some recoomendations on what to see or do in Iqaluit?  We would be happy to assist!

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