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  • St. Jude's
    St. Jude's
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  • Muskox Stew
    Muskox Stew
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  • Caribou Ribs
    Caribou Ribs
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    St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral

    by jamiesno Updated Dec 19, 2004

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    St. Jude's

    Favorite thing: The cathedral stands out and is like a local landmark. You will see it very easily right in the centre of Iqaluit.

    The congregation themselves built this white shingled igloo shaped church. The interior of St. Jude's is warm and inviting bedecked with seal skin and colourful duffel wall hangings depicting community life. The pulpit is simply a qamutiik, the traditional Inuit sled, standing on end. The font which was dedicated by Queen Elizabeth herself, is carved from local stone. Services are conducted in English and Inuktitut; if your able to attend, stop by the parish hall next door and ask for a tour.

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    Cold Smoked Caribou Ribs

    by jamiesno Written May 8, 2004

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    Caribou Ribs

    Favorite thing: One of the favorite things I like about visiting any new place is trying the local food and Caribou is a very popular wild meat that is used in Iqaluit.

    There are a variety of different ways for it to be served. For example Caribou Jerky, sausages, roast and so on.

    I highly recommend you try some cold smoked. It is great!

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    The High School

    by jamiesno Written May 8, 2004

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    The High School

    Favorite thing: You will notice a lot of unusual buildings in Iqaluit. Some local opinions will tell you its just warped engineering minds of the 70s that created these buildings and there is no specific reason they look the way they do.

    There was actually a proposal back at that time to build Iqaluit under a dome to keep the snow out at one point!!

    This unique building is the local high school.

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    Primary School

    by jamiesno Written May 8, 2004

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    Primary School

    Favorite thing: You will notice a lot of unusual buildings in Iqaluit. Some local opinions will tell you its just warped engineering minds of the 70s that created these buildings and there is no specific reason they look the way they do.

    There was actually a proposal back at that time to build Iqaluit under a dome to keep the snow out at one point!!

    This unique building located right down town is the primary school and you will see hundreds of cute kids running out at recess and lunch time.

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    Polar Bear!!

    by jamiesno Written May 8, 2004

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    Polar Bear

    Favorite thing: Polar bears are common in Nunavut and it is not unusual for one to come into Iqaluit or for local people to hunt them. Just recently prior to my visit three had to be killed at the local land fill site after three repeat visits and concerns over local safety.

    Here a local person had a skin on his or her front porch!!

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    Legislative Assembly Tip #3

    by jamiesno Updated Dec 19, 2004

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    Coat of Arms

    Favorite thing: The caribou and narwhale represent the life giving land and seas of Nunavut. Also pictured is the North Star, symbolizing the constant guidance of the elders. The seal oil lamp or qulliq stands for community and family. The crowned igloo brings together Inuit tradition with the symbol of Nunavut's place in modern Canada. The territorial motto written in Inuktitut syllabics, means "Nunavut; Our Strength".

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    Legislative Assembly Tip #5

    by jamiesno Written May 9, 2004

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    Legislative Assembly

    Favorite thing: In this picture you will see the Speakers Chair in the centre. The Premier and Cabinet sit to the left hand side in this picture and all other MLAs sit on the right hand side in a consensus government.

    Legislative Assembly

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    Unique Character

    by jamiesno Written May 9, 2004

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    Local Resident

    Favorite thing: There is a local person in Iqaluit that likes to dress up as cartoon characters and is often in a mask, possibly a cape and has music playing lots of the time.

    As far as I know he is harmless and when you come across him while walking throughout Iqaluit it offers a little bit of humor to your day.

    Iqaluit remember is not that big and if you explore the city on foot you will likely say hello.

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    Muskox Stew

    by jamiesno Written May 8, 2004

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    Muskox Stew

    Favorite thing: One of the favorite things I like about visiting any new place is trying the local food and in the high arctic of Nunavut they have Muskox, this was my first very Muskox stew and it was delicious.

    I highly recommend!!

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    Smoked Char

    by jamiesno Written May 8, 2004

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    Smoked Char

    Favorite thing: One of the favorite things I like about visiting any new place is trying the local food and in the high arctic char fish is very popular.

    I highly recommend you try the peppercorn smoked char. This has to be the best!

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    Legislative Assembly Tip #1

    by jamiesno Written May 9, 2004

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    Sculture that holds the mace

    Favorite thing: Seen here in this picture is a stone carving located in the legislative assembly that holds the mace. It is an Inuit husband and wife both equally holding up the mace.

    Legislative Assembly

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    Legislative Assembly Tip #2

    by jamiesno Written May 9, 2004

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    Elder Chairs

    Favorite thing: Seen here in this picture are special chairs located behind the Nunavut Cabinet with seal skin chairs. These are reserved for elders in the community.

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    Legislative Assembly Tip #4

    by jamiesno Written May 9, 2004

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    Spectator Seating

    Favorite thing: You will see special seal skin cushioned seating on the same level as the members of the assembly. This is the only legislature in Canada with spectator seating at this level.

    Legislative Assembly

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    Legislative Assembly Tip #10

    by jamiesno Written May 9, 2004

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    Stone Carving

    Favorite thing: Directly in front of the legislature you will see a nice rock carving however you will also see on the back of this rock is a number of other Inuit faces carved into the rock.

    Legislative Assembly

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    P-A-R-T-Y!!!

    by Gina867 Written Mar 14, 2003

    Favorite thing: The nightlife....Iqaluit may not be notorious for it, but it should be!

    Fondest memory: The friends you meet there are the best friends you'll ever have in your life. And it is, without doubt, an experience you will NEVER forget.

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    • Singles

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