Iqaluit attractions

Top Choice Museum in Iqaluit

Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

This friendly little museum in an old Hudson's Bay Company building hosts high-quality temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists, though the permanent collection of traditional Inuit clothing, tools, weaponry an…
Top Choice Notable Building in Iqaluit

Legislative Assembly

It's well worth taking an entertaining free tour 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 aboriginal touches, su…
Area in Iqaluit


Five kilometers 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. It's…
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 rapids that Arctic char swim up and the snow-flecked tundra. Various short paths (25 to 45…
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 favourite? A thuggish-looking Sedna (sea goddess) with raised fist and a r…
Island in Iqaluit

Qaummaarviit Territorial Park

This tiny bay island is a 12km boat ride from Iqaluit and preserves a 750-year-old Inuit (Thule) winter camp. You can see well-preserved sod houses and a grave site. It's a great half-day trip; to get there, contact…
Area in Iqaluit

Road to Nowhere

This road winds its way along the tundra for several kilometers, branching off the main road to Apex and ending, erm, nowhere. It's a bleakly beautiful place, popular with local campers.
Church in Iqaluit

Igloo Cathedral

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