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In April, experience the Arctic from a qamutik (sled) behind an eager team of dogs. You can tour deep fiords or the tundra feeding grounds of Peary caribou. On some tours, you set up a..
You can follow in the footsteps of seagoing explorers who came here in search of a Northwest Passage to Asia. The people of the Kitikmeot have always navigated the Passage in skin boats..
There is so much to do in this nature-lovers paradise. You can whale watch from land or sea as pods of belugas play in the rivers running into the bay. Spot polar bears as they prowl the..
Repulse Bay lies directly on top of the Arctic Circle in eastern Nunavut. The Inuktitut name for the community is Naujaat, which means “nesting place for seagulls”. Starting in June..
The second northernmost civilian community in Canada, Resolute Bay is located on the south coast of Cornwallis Island. The Inuktitut name for Resolute Bay is Quaasuittuq, “the place with..
Arctic Bay, or Ikpiarjuk, the pocket, is surrounded on three sides by high cliffs and hills, where mountains reach up to 1,300 metres in height. Located on the Borden Peninsula of northern..
Located on the western shore of Hudson Bay, Arviat is the southernmost mainland community in Nunavut. Its lands and waters are rich in wildlife; in the fall, beluga whales are frequently..
Baker Lake, Nunavut’s only inland community, is situated at the mouth of the Thelon River, close to the geographic centre of Canada. The Inuit name for Baker Lake is Qamani’tuuq..
The area around Bathurst Inlet and Umingmaktok could be called the “Serengeti” of North America. Migrating herds of caribou make the comparison favourable. The unspoiled scenery, and..
The regional centre for the Kitikmeot region, Cambridge Bay is one of the busiest hubs for business in western Nunavut. Cambridge Bay is also the gateway for one of Nunavut’s nature..
The Inuktitut name for Cape Dorset, Kinngait, refers to the picturesque hills that surround the community. Located on southwestern Baffin Island, Cape Dorset has been inhabited for over..
Chesterfield Inlet is located on the northwest coast of Hudson Bay, just north of Rankin Inlet. Its traditional name is Igluigaarjuk, which translates to “place with a few Thule..
Clyde River, which is Kangiqtugaapik or “nice little inlet” to the Inuit, can be found halfway up the eastern shore of Baffin Island, sheltered by Patricia Bay. The surrounding fiords..
Coral Harbour is located on the southern shore of Southampton Island, on the northern rim of Hudson Bay. The Inuktitut name for the community is Salliq (“large, flat island in front of..
The Inuktitut name for Gjoa Haven is Usqsuqtuuq, which means “a place of plenty of fat”. The name refers to the fattened fish and seal that were abundant in the area. In Gjoa Haven..
The northernmost civilian community of Canada, Grise Fiord is located in the High Arctic on Ellesmere Island, some 1,160 km north of the Arctic Circle. Picturesque and remote, it is..
Hall Beach is located on the shore of Foxe Basin on the Melville Peninsula. Hall Beach was created when a Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line site was built in the area in 1957 to help monitor..
Igloolik is located on a small island in Foxe Basin, just off Melville Peninsula on the mainland of Nunavut. Although Igloolik is part of the Qikiqtani or Baffin region, there exists a mix..
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..
Previously known as Lake Harbour, the community of Kimmirut is named after a nearby marble outcropping that looks like “a heel”. Located on the southern coast of Baffin Island near the..
Kugaaruk – formerly known as Pelly Bay – is located on the Simpson Peninsula, south of the Gulf of Boothia. The name Kugaaruk means “little stream”, the traditional name of the..
Situated on Coronation Gulf (part of the Northwest Passage), at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is an important centre of the arts and Inuit culture. The name means "place of..
Nestled at the bottom of a mountain, at the mouth of a river, and surrounded by spectacular fiords, Pangnirtung, or “Pang” to locals, is located on Baffin Island, in Cumberland Sound...
Pond Inlet is located on the northeastern shore of Baffin Island, across from Bylot Island. To the Inuit, it is known as Mittimatalik, “the place where Mittima is buried”. Although the..
Qikiqtarjuaq, formerly known as Broughton Island, is located just off the east coast of Baffin Island. Although the island is referred to as “the big island,” as its Inuktitut name..
Rankin Inlet, or Kangiqliniq (“deep bay/inlet” in Inuktitut) is the business and transportation hub of the Kivalliq region, and the gateway to Nunavut from Central Canada. Freight..
Sanikiluaq, the most southerly community of Nunavut, is located on the Belcher Islands deep in Hudson Bay. The terrain is composed of many rocky cliffs that tower 50 to 155 metres above the..
The Inuit name Taloyoak describes an ancient stone blind that was used by hunters to herd caribou for the kill. Taloyoak, on the west coast of the Boothia Peninsula, is at the heart of the..
The community of Whale Cove, or Tikirarjuaq (long point), is nestled within a bay surrounded by rolling hills and pristine lakes, along the western shore of Hudson Bay. The cove is located..
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