Baffin Region attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Cape Dorset

Kenojuak Cultural Centre & Print Shop

Though many Inuit communities now generate world-class artworks, Cape Dorset's remain the most revered. The new Kenojuak Cultural Centre, named after Kenojuak Ashevak, is split into exhibition space and a state-of-t…
Top Choice National Park in Baffin Region

Quttinirpaaq National Park

The northernmost and most mountainous of Nunavut's national parks, 37,775 sq km Quttinirpaaq is Canada's second-largest, way up on Ellesmere Island. Now the mass of frozen crags, topped with age-old ice caps, deep f…
Top Choice Gallery in Pangnirtung

Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts

Pang is famous for its lithographs, prints and tapestries, and this extraordinary place brings it all together. There are few tapestry studios in the world, but one is here and you can watch the weavers at work. Art…
Top Choice National Park in Baffin Region

Auyuittuq National Park

Among the globe's most flabbergasting places, Auyuittuq (ah-you-ee-tuk) means 'the land that never melts.' Appropriately, there are plenty of glaciers in this 19,500-sq-km park, plus jagged peaks, vertiginous cliffs…
Top Choice State Park in Kimmirut

Katannilik Territorial Park

Near Iqaluit and one of Nunavut's finest parks, Katannilik means 'Place of Waterfalls' and comprises two main features. A Canadian Heritage waterway, aquamarine Soper River splashes a navigable 50km through a deep, …
Top Choice Museum in Pangnirtung

Angmarlik Visitor Centre

This enthusiastically run place near the waterfront features a replica Inuit tent made of whalebone and animal skins, sealskin canoes and interesting displays on Inuit culture, with traditional hunting, fishing and …
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Qikiqtarjuaq

Cape Searle & Reid Bay National Wildlife Areas

On the northeast side of Baffin Island, these two vast wildlife areas are a prime destination for birdwatchers. They protect the globally significant breeding grounds of millions of migratory seabirds, such as murre…
National Park in Baffin Region

Qausuittuq National Park

The name means 'Where the Sun Doesn't Rise' – appropriate for a location that sees several months of total darkness each year. Encompassing over 11,000 sq km of pristine arctic wilderness, including some frozen isla…
National Park in Baffin Region

Sirmilik National Park

Pond Inlet is the base for visits to this spectacular park, a breeding ground for countless seabirds including the planet's largest flock of snow geese. The park has three main areas: Bylot Island, a glacier-draped …
Archaeological Site in Cape Dorset

Mallikjuaq Historic Park

Mallikjuaq Historic Park is an island reachable via a low-tide land bridge from Dorset's metal dump; it's a 20-minute crossing and you need rubber boots. A half-day hike across spongy tundra takes in the remains of …