Top things to do

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 National 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 50 navigable kilometers through a…
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 – a top-notch facility – brings it all together. There are few tapestry studios in the world, but one is here and you can watch…
Top Choice Gallery in Cape Dorset

West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative

Though many Inuit communities now generate world-class artworks, Cape Dorset's remain the most revered. This cooperative has stonecutting and print workshops where you can watch artists work. The most activity occur…
Top Choice Cultural in Iqaluit

Alianait Arts Festival

A midsummer celebration of Inuit culture encompassing art, music, film, storytelling, food and a circus. Events like seal thanksgiving and concerts around National Aboriginal Day (June 21) are sometimes tied in.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Iqaluit

Carvings Nunavut

Inside the Tumiit Plaza building, this place has an excellent, fairly priced collection of Inuit soapstone and whalebone sculpture for sale, as well as prints by Nunavut's artists.
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…
Top Choice French in Iqaluit

Granite Room

Nunavut's top restaurant at the Discovery hotel is consistently better and more imaginative than the competition. The fare is heavily French-influenced and offers specials to complement à la carte offerings that inc…