Iqaluit

 
Arctic festivals and flowers
Iqaluit, Nunavut
An Iqaluit Arctic summer is festival time, listening to throat-singing and buying original Inuit art straight from the artist. Head into the silence of wildflower-carpeted tundra to spot caribou and Arctic foxes.

Experience life in a mini Arctic metropolis

See the latest exhibitions and shop for Inuit art and artifacts at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum. Hear Inuit throat-singers perform musical duets. Dine gourmet on Arctic char, caribou and bannock bread. Watch Inuit stone carvers create masterpieces outside their homes.

Northern culture and cuisine

Celebrate the art, theater, circus and music of the north at the Alianait! Festival. Be adventurous and try a nibble of muktuk (whale blubber). See a scepter carved from the ivory of a narwhal tusk at the Legislative Assembly. Listen to Inuit story tellers on Aboriginal Day.

The tundra and the Midnight Sun

Take a boat trip on Frobisher Bay in the light of the Midnight Sun and try your hand at fishing. Bring binoculars for bird and wildlife watching among the tundra and gentle waterfalls of Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park. See the ancient sod houses of the Thule people on a guided boat cruise to Qaummaarviit Territorial Historic Park.

If you have one week, get into the unspoiled 

Head to the High Arctic to commune with belugas and musk ox and dream under a duvet in your five-star tent. Go to Pangnirtung to hike or rock climb in Auyuittuq National Park. Take a cruise and watch for walrus and polar bears and immerse your group in Inuit culture.