Things To Do and FAQ's
Iqaluit & Nunavut Tourist Attractions & Activities
Iqaluit & Nunavut boast a multitude of events, tourist attractions and activities to ensure your visit is a fun-filled, learning experience. Following below are a few of the attractions you can visit and the activities you can look forward to from your home base at the Frobisher Inn.
- Unikkaarvik Visitors Center
- Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum
- Bird watching
- Dog sledding
- Cross country skiing
- Wildlife viewing
- Mountain climbing
- Wild flowers, tundra
- Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park
- Qaummaarviit Territorial Historic Park
- Katannilik Territorial Park
- Sport fishing for Arctic Char
- Sea Kayaking (Frobisher Bay)
- Floe edge tours
- Nunavut Inuit art galleries featuring fabulous soapstone carvings, caribou antler carvings, walrus tusk ivory carvings
- Original Inuit prints
- Inuit carvers working around town
- Historic St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral
- Toonik Tyme Festival (Nunavut's biggest festival near end of April)
- Helicopter sightseeing tour
- Sightseeing flights over spectacular Baffin Island ice caps and fjords
- Walking trails around town
- Inuksuk and public Inuit art around town
- Arts and craft stores for hand-sewn mitts, boots and clothing made from seal, caribou or arctic hare
- Government of Nunavut Legislative Assembly Building
- Performances of traditional Inuit Drum Dancers and Throat Singers
- Northern "Night Life" in one of the local bars
- Spectacular Aurora Borealis, also known as the "Northern Lights"
- Excursions to some of the smaller traditional arctic communities
Below are a number of frequently asked questions (FAQs) we get asked at the front desk. If your question is not answered here, please contact us directly.
Please note that for the telephone numbers noted below, the area code is "867".
Question: How much are local calls?
Answer: 95 cents plus 5% GST comes to $1.00
Q. Do you have guest laundry facilities?
A. Laundry service is available through the Front Desk, forms are located in each room. Same day service is available.
Q. Do the guest rooms have Internet access?
A. Free wireless internet service is available throughout the hotel. As well, we have two Internet work stations in our secure lobby.
Q. How do I retrieve my voicemail?
A. Dial 716251 from your guest room phone.
Q. How much does it cost to take a taxi cab?
A. The price for a cab ride is $5.00 per person, per ride.
Q. Can we see Polar Bears in Iqaluit?
A. Unfortunately, Polar Bears are not usually seen in Iqaluit.
Q. Is there dog sledding in Iqaluit?
A. Yes through Discover Dog Sledding, (867) 979-3808
Q. Are there car rentals available in Iqaluit?
A. Yes, through Driving Force, (867) 979-2088
Q. Are there Ski Doo rentals in Iqaluit?
A. Yes through Arctic Cat, (867) 979-6280
Q. Do you offer shuttle service from the airport?
A. Yes we offer a free shuttle service from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A. Our cancellation policy is 24 hours prior to the arrival date of the reservation.
Q. Where is the local liquor store?
A. Unfortunately, there are no liquor stores in Iqaluit athough if you are thirsty you can join us in the Storehouse Bar & Grill
Q. Where can I buy Inuit art?
A. Several local stores have a good selection of Inuit art. As well, during the evenings, local carvers stop by the lobby of the Frobisher Inn and in the Gallery restaurant to sell their wares.