Explore Igloolik, Nunavut:

Ideal Time To Visit

June and July. During the early summer months, Igloolik sees 24-hour sunshine. Travelers have the opportunity to see wildlife including giant walrus, whales and polar bears.

Bucketlist Experiences

  • View unique wildlife including giant walrus, whales and polar bears by boat
  • Midnight sun
  • Icebergs


  • Walrus
  • Beluga
  • Bowhead Whale
  • Narwhal
  • Polar Bears
  • Birds including Loons, Geese, Eider Ducks, Jaegers, Plovers Snow Buntings and Snowy Owls

  • Population:


  • Latitude:

    69° 23’ N

  • Longitude:

    81° 48’ W

  • Elevation:


  • Languages:

    Inuktitut, English

  • Climate:

    Igloolik experiences 24- hour daylight from mid-May to late-July. Travelers can enjoy long days and sunny weather until mid-August, with summer temperatures ranging from 8°C to 15°C. Snow begins to fall in November and winter temperatures tend to average around -30°C.


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More About:

North of the Arctic Circle, Igloolik is located between the Canadian mainland and Baffin Island, on a small island in Foxe Basin just off the northeast corner of Melville Peninsula.

Spelled ‘Iglulik’ in Inuktitut, this vibrant community is considered a cultural hub for Inuit, mixing cultural traditions from three regions: Qikiqtaaluk, Kitikmeot and Kivalliq. This little island, inhabited 4,000 years ago, consists of 95% Inuit population. Igloolik comes alive in the summer months, when the sun never sets, with music festivals and circus performances by Artcirq, the only Inuit circus troupe in the world.