Nunavut Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by jorgejuansanchez
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Baffin Island




Rankin Inlet


Pond Inlet




Akpatok Island

Hill Island




Broughton Island


Auyuittuq National Park



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  • Northern Country Arts

    Iqaluit Shopping

    The Northern Country Arts Gallery is probably the finest in Iqaluit when it comes to the quality and detail of the carvings.The gallery is well displayed and there is a lot of variety. A traditional Inuit stone carving.In the picture you will also see an immaculate polar bear rug if you have the budget! Carvings depending on their size and your...

  • Capital Suites Iqaluit

    Iqaluit Hotels

    Box 2510 Building 807, Iqaluit, NU, X0A-0H0, CA

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • The Nunavut Trade Show

    Iqaluit Things to Do

    If you want to visit Iqaluit during a time when there is a lot of activity and visitors from all other regions of Nunavut I highly recommend the Nunavut Tradeshow that is held in Iqaluit.There are exhibitors from many of the other regions, businesses, local organizations and artist. There is entertainment, I really enjoyed the traditional drum...


Baffin Island

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  • Take an Arctic Cruise

    Baffin Island Things to Do

    My cousin and I travelled with Cruise North Expeditions on their inaugural voyage of the Canadian Arctic. Being the very first trip was not without its complications, but I was very satisfied with the services aboard the ship and with the wildlife and scenery that we passed along the way.Ours was a 7 day voyage that began in Kuujjuaq in northern...

  • Get up close to an Ice Berg

    Baffin Island Things to Do

    Unlike an ice floe which is simply the frozen layer of ice on top of a body of water, an ice berg is formed when it falls off of a glacier into the water. The ice bergs that we encountered probably came from Greenland glaciers and floated south into Hudson Strait.We spent a great morning in the zodiacs cruising very close to and in between some...

  • Take a Hike

    Baffin Island Things to Do

    We had several opportunities to leave the ship and/or the zodiacs for a walk on shore. It really is the best way to appreciate the local landscape, to notice the tiny arctic flowers and to catch a glimpse of elusive wildlife and birds. We usually were accompanied by local guides as well, and they were all very friendly and happy to discuss their...



See all 14 Arviat Tips
  • Stretching a Polar Bear Hide

    Arviat Local Customs

    Polar bears commonly come around the town in Late October and November. This is a time where most people are wary about walking out alone on the tundra. However, there is a yearly polar bear tag draw for which the "winners" are allowed to harvest a specified number of bears (1 bear per tag). The result is that you might get to try polar bear meat...

  • The Big Hauling Machines

    Arviat Transportation

    Bombadiers are relatively common in Arviat and are generally used to haul trucks, drums of fuel or other heavy loads long distances (8-12 hour trips). These original machines date back to the 60's but are still great for the purpose they are used. If you get a chance for a ride be prepared for a noisy trip.The loads are always carried on kamotiqs...

  • Water, water everywhere?

    Arviat Local Customs

    Due to the permafrost, it is not possible to lay regular piping systems for water. As a result all houses have to receive water delivery from one of the water trucks. There is a pump station just outside of town that fills up the trucks so they can deliver water to homes. The water originates from a creek that is south of the town.Having water...


Rankin Inlet

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    by brighidnatasha Written Mar 16, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you're going to be there during winter, you need to make sure that your boots are rated for -45C or lower. Even with this, you may get slightly chilly toes. Ski goggles are a good idea if you're going to be out. A good parka, with a face-protecting ruff, is a necessity. Mitts should be the good kind that will go up to your elbows. Even with this, you may need a ski mask. Prepare to dress in layers.

    Miscellaneous: If you like vegetables, you may want to bring your own... when people work up here for awhile they tend to bring tonnes of groceries in boxes on the plane.

    Winter wear  (not Rankin - there are trees)

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Broughton Island

  • How not to offend, et al

    Broughton Island Local Customs

    Before entering most buildings and all private homes, remove your boots. Even though your feet might stink to high heaven, better that than tramp ice and mud into your hosts living room.Broughton Island is only a small place, and can easily be overwhelmed by large groups. We were a group of 19, and were advised to walk around alone or in pairs so...

  • Getting to the Auyuittuq National Park

    Broughton Island Transportation

    Broughton Island is the northern gateway to Auyuittuq Natioal Park. The scenery in the northern section of the park is less spectacular than the more popular southern route from Pangnirtung, so if you have limited time and money, head for Pang. But if it is solitude you are after, then Broughton Island has a couple of outfitters (one we used was...

  • First Air from Iqaluit and Pangnirtung

    Broughton Island Transportation

    The only way to reach another community is by air. First Air connects this tiny island with Iqaluit and sometimes Pangnirtung, flying over the dramatic peaks of the Auyuittuq National park. Planes are small, seating just twenty passengers, so it might be an idea to book in advance. More details about the flight and Broughton island's airport in the...


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