Snowmobile Weekend: Iqaluit to Kimmirut Circuit
Your next technical challenge!
Drive the 250 km (155 mile) traditional Inuit route linking Iqaluit and the artists' colony of Kimmirut. Drive across sea ice that changes from smooth to pressure ridges 3 meters (10 feet) high. Follow the valley floor of a Canadian Heritage River. Break trail crossing frozen tundra as you journey through Nunavut's largest territorial park. Extend your snowmobile season to April 2017
and travel with us April 14 to 17, 2017. Only six drivers per departure can test their skills on a natural Arctic trail.
- Snowmobile 260 km (155 miles) of Arctic wilderness
- Travel the moaning, cracking ice of Frobisher Bay
- Travel the Soper River, designate a Canadian Heritage River
- See the only willow forest on Baffin Island
- Visit the Inuit artists’ colony of Kimmirut, and the open water of its floe edge
- Fish for landlocked, freshwater Arctic Cod, through 2 meters (6 feet) of ice
Kimmirut: An internationally renowned artists colony
Kimmirut is Inuktitut for heel. A rocky outcrop near the hamlet reminded residents of the back of a human heel, thus the name. The hamlet of 425 is home to two internationally renowned Inuit carvers, Mark Pitseolak and Pitseolak Qimirpik. At the community art gallery, visitors can immerse themselves in the work of a number of local artisans. You will spend one night in a hotel in Kimmirut, providing time to wander the seashore or watch the starry night sky.
Iqaluit: The Territorial capital
Nunavut's territorial capital is a vibrant city with a strong appreciation for snowmobiles. Drivers immediately feel at home in this city located just south of the Arctic Circle. Visit the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum and the Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre to understand the city's history and culture.