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Take a Tour of Iqaluit

Fun, family-friendly activities are happening across Nunavut’s capital. From outdoor adventures to cultural attractions, there are plenty of things to see, do, and enjoy under the Northern skies magical glow.

Where Adventures Meet!

Whether you’re an amateur or experienced explorer, Nunavut offers family-inclusive adventures you’ll love. Filled with stunning parks and trails, this icy wonderland is ideal for outdoor sports like hiking, kayaking, and mountain climbing. To beat the cold, visit Inuit artisans, landmarks, and cultural events around town.

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SOPER RIVER CANOE TRIP
Black Feather


The Soper River canoe trip is an excellent introduction to the Arctic that almost anyone can enjoy. The Soper may be the only practical canoeing river in the eastern Arctic islands. It flows through the hills and mountains of the Meta Incognita Peninsula ("The Unknown Place") to the southern coast of Baffin Island. The Inuit call it "Kuujjuaq", meaning "Big River". Its valley, sheltered from harsh winds, supports a "forest" of willows and a lush profusion of Arctic wildflowers. Caribou, ptarmigan, and Arctic hare make the valley their home, and you can find Arctic char in the river. 

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AUYUITTUQ
CLASSIC
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Auyuittuq National Park in Canada’s eastern Arctic has some of the most beautiful alpine scenery on earth. This backpacking expedition explores the Akshayuk Pass - from Overlord Peak to Summit Lake.

The "Auyuittuq Classic" is a suitable expedition for any reasonably-fit hiker with some previous backpacking experience. An adventurous novice could also consider the trip. We will be carrying full packs, and, in places, the route is challenging. You will return home with memories of some of the most breathtaking scenery in Canada.

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TASTE OF ARCTIC SUMMER
Arctic Kingdom


Discover the colour, vibrancy, and Midnight Sun of an Arctic summer on this 4-day getaway in Iqaluit. As the Arctic awakens from its winter slumber, its raw and pristine beauty shines in the summer months. Admire the exotic tundra blooming with brilliant wildflowers under almost 24-hour sunshine. Led by Inuit guides, watch out for whales and polar bears on a boat trip on Frobisher Bay. Explore the Burton River and Sylvia Grinnell River on hikes, and enjoy other activities including kayaking. Discover Iqaluit’s top attractions, and visit museums and art galleries to learn more about Inuit culture and history.

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KINGS OF THE
ARCTIC
Arctic Kingdom


In the heart of Canada's high Arctic and surrounded by captivating scenes of glistening ice and mirror-smooth waters, this region draws in whales, polar bears and walrus for unsurpassed close-up wildlife viewing and photography opportunities in summer.

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AUTUMN
DISCOVERY
Arctic Haven


Home to the 250,000 strong Qamanirjuaq caribou herd, Arctic Haven offers access to hiking, kayaking, boating, world class fishing, cross country skiing, dog sledding, snow mobiling, Arctic safaris with northern lights, arctic wolves, caribou, grizzly bears, wolverine and more.

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DISCOVERY EXPERIENCE
Arctic Watch


Arctic Watch is a Nunavut resort, located 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Situated on the shores of the Northwest Passage, Arctic Watch is a world-class beluga whale observation site that offers access to hiking, kayaking, Arctic safaris with muskox, polar bears, belugas and more.

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WINTER ARCTIC DISCOVERY
Inukpak Outfitting Inc.


Engage with locals in Iqaluit while you explore town—stopping at landmarks, artisan shops or a museum. Travel across tundra or sea ice on a traditional dogsled. Venture deeper into the landscape on a sensational snowmobile excursion. Build an igloo and savour a cup of hot tea inside. Perhaps you’ll see the Northern Lights dance in waves of green across an inky sky, or witness the dawn of a new spring under 20 hours of daylight? You have left behind the well-trodden path—you’re on a Bucket List adventure with Inukpak Outfitting.

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SUMMER ARCTIC DISCOVERY
Inukpak Outfitting Inc.


The Arctic has been on your bucket list for too long already? This is your chance to experience a unique, authentic and truly memorable Arctic adventure! It is simply the best program for those who desire to venture beyond the beaten tourist paths. Immerse yourself in different activities and experience the culture, the people and the landscape, within the convenience of the modern Arctic Capital.  Your excursions include a historical and cultural tour of Iqaluit, hiking, sea kayaking, and a fly fishing workshop.

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YOGA
Saimavik Studio


Saimavik is a growing yoga and wellness company, established in 2013 as a call to increase the health and vibrancy of Nunavummiut (residents of Nunavut). They offer yoga, meditation and wellness programming to a wide variety of clients in settings ranging from local group homes and schools to corporate events, unique land programs and tailored retreats in partnership with local outfitting companies, ongoing community classes and specialized workshops and teacher trainings. 

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