Experience the best of arctic spring activities and culture from dog sledding, igloo building, Arctic Char fishing, to snowmobiling and northern lights.
Get a taste of the Arctic way of life with only a 3 hour flight from Ottawa. Voyage north to Iqaluit, Nunavut’s capital, and learn and experience the best of the Arctic early Spring led by Inuit guides who live and breathe the great outdoors! From dog sledding and the chance to build your own igloo through to snowmobiling and ice fishing, town museums and art galleries this itinerary combines the best of the early spring season and the town of Iqaluit. At night, keep an eye out for possible Northern Lights.
Capital of Nunavut.
The capital of Nunavut is located on Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island. A legacy of the fact that the community was originally a military airbase built during WWII is that the Iqaluit International Airport is the nexus of a thriving air passenger and cargo industry. Since being named the capital, infrastructure has grown at an amazing rate.
Iqaluit offers all of the modern conveniences you could need, from fine dining to shopping, as well as cultural experiences and outdoor adventures.
Just outside the city you will find a wealth of natural attractions. The picturesque Sylvia Grinnell River is just a 30-minute, one kilometer walk from Iqaluit, where you’ll find Thule archaeological sites, a variety of rare plants, several species of wildlife and some 40 species of birds. The river is a great spot to catch arctic char and the falls make a beautiful backdrop for a picnic.