Taste of the Arctic Summer Overview
Discover the colour, vibrancy, and tranquillity of an Arctic summer on a fun-filled getaway.
During the summer months, the Arctic awakens from its winter slumber and explodes with a firework of colour, showing off its raw and pristine beauty. Experience seemingly endless summer days and the midnight sun, and admire the exotic tundra abloom in a brilliant blaze of wildflowers. Led by your Inuit guide, your days will be spent looking out for whales and polar bears on a boat trip on legendary Frobisher Bay, kayaking in tranquil waters, and visiting museums and art galleries to learn more about the culture and history of the Inuit people of Iqaluit. This action-packed getaway to the Arctic will definitely leave you wanting more!
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 Territorial Park and River is just a one kilometre walk from Iqaluit. Here, you’ll find Thule archaeological sites, a variety of rare plants, several species of wildlife, and some 40 species of birds. The river is also a great spot to catch Arctic char and the falls make a beautiful backdrop for a picnic.