Sights

Top ChoiceMuseum in Iqaluit

Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

This friendly little museum in an old Hudson's Bay Company building showcases an engaging permanent collection of traditional Inuit clothing, tools, children's toys, weaponry and methods of transport, including a...

Top ChoiceNotable Building in Iqaluit

Legislative Assembly

It's well worth taking an entertaining free tour (by appointment) of Nunavut's prefab parliament to learn about all manner of Inuit art displayed throughout the building, as well as about the chamber, with its...

Area in Iqaluit

Apex

Located 5km from downtown, Apex is now Iqaluit's beach suburb, but was where nomadic Inuit began to settle when modern Iqaluit was an airbase. On the shore is the photogenic Hudson Bay Trading Post complex,...

State Park in Iqaluit

Qaummaarviit Territorial Park

This tiny bay island is a 12km boat or snowmobile ride west of Iqaluit and preserves a 750-year-old Inuit (Thule) winter camp. You can see 11 well-preserved traditional sod houses and a grave site; a huge number...

Church in Iqaluit

St Jude's Igloo Cathedral

This igloo-shaped Anglican cathedral was designed to reflect Inuit culture. This recent incarnation was built in 2012 to replace the 1972 original, burnt down in a 2005 arson fire, and is bright and airy inside,...

State Park in Iqaluit

Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park

The viewpoint at this bleakly beautiful park, 2km southwest of town and divided by the river of the same name, overlooks the snow-flecked tundra and the rapids that Arctic char swim up. Various short paths (25 to...

Sculpture in Iqaluit

Sculpture Garden

There's an extensive range of mostly stone sculpture by local artists right near the post office, with northern themes well represented. Our favorite? A thuggish-looking Sedna (sea goddess) with raised fist and a...