Explore Iqaluit, Nunavut:

Ideal Time To Visit

Toonik Tyme, Alliant Arts Festival, Nunavut Day

Bucketlist Experiences

  • The Northern Lights
  • Midnight sun

Wildlife

  • Bird species including ravens, ptarmigans, snow buntings, sea gulls
  • Arctic hare
  • Lemmings
  • Arctic fox

  • Population:

    7,250

  • Laitude:

    63° 45’ N

  • Longitude:

    68° 31’ W

  • Elevation:

    34m

  • Languages:

    Inuktitut, English, French

  • Climate:

    Iqaluit sees long, sunny days from May to August, and temperatures ranging from 5°C to 20°C. This area averages 16 hours of daylight throughout the summer with nearly 24 hours of sunshine in late June and early July. In winter, travellers can expect temperatures between -10°C and -32°C.


Trips:

Arctic Dive Weekend

Experience crystal clear water, stunning scenery, and possible wildlife encounters. Only a three-hour flight from Ottawa, scuba diving in the…

Taste of the Arctic Summer

As the Arctic awakens from its winter slumber, its raw and pristine beauty shines in the summer months. Admire the…

Taste of the Arctic Spring

Led by Inuit guides and Arctic Kingdom Trip Leaders, this getaway combines the best of the early Arctic spring season…

Taste of the Floe Edge

The floe edge is where the land meets the open water, signaling the arrival of spring. A variety of wildlife…

Arctic Weekend Getaways

Get a taste of one of a true Arctic getaway on a weekend escape full of fun, beautiful scenery and…

Private Journeys

Ultimate adventures for ultimate memories: exclusive trips tailered to your dreams


More About:

Iqaluit is the dynamic capital city of Nunavut. Is the largest and fastest-growing community in the territory, and 60 per cent of inhabitants are Inuit. Iqaluit is located on Baffin Island at the northern end of Frobisher Bay, near the mouth of the Sylvia Grinnell River. Iqaluit is in close proximity to beautiful parklands featuring a range of landscapes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and ancient Thule sites.

Iqaluit, which means “place of many fish” in Inuktitut, offers residents and visitors a variety of fun and exciting activities, as well as many cultural experiences. The friendly local people of Iqaluit — the “Iqalumiut” — enjoy going out on the land, sea and ice at all times of the year to enjoy outdoor activities including snowmobiling, fishing and ATVing.