Some popular destinations in Nunavut include...
Iqaluit, the largest community in Nunavut as well
as the capital city, is located in the southeast part of Baffin Island. Formerly
known as Frobisher Bay, it is at the mouth of the bay of that name, overlooking
Koojesse Inlet. "Iqaluit" means 'place of many fish'. There are several
ancient Thule ruins nearby, and Qaummaarviit Territorial Park, just offshore,
offers great hiking and photography opportunities as well. Visit the Unikkaarviik
Regional Visitors Centre, the Nunatta Sunaguttangit Museum, the Nunavut
Legislative Assembly Building, The Nunavut Arctic College Arts and Crafts Centre.
Rankin Inlet is Nunavut's second-largest community and the self-described "business
capital" of the territory. Rankin Inlet, a gateway to the Kivalliq Region,
attracts tourists who visit to fish, hunt, canoe, or enjoy the land and wildlife.
has been the site of summer gatherings for hundreds of years. The people of the
area are referred to as Copper Eskimos since they made a variety of
implements from native copper. Cambridge Bay is located on the southeast coast
of Victoria Island. Cambridge Bay has an abundance of Arctic wildlife including
caribou, fish, waterfowl, and seals.
Located on the south coast of Cornwallis Island, Resolute is the gateway to
the High Arctic. It is Canada's second most northerly community. First-time
visitors may see only an endless sea of grey shale rocks, but between those
rocks grow the small, colorful arctic flowers that burst to life for a short
period each summer. Winter travellers are greeted with countless miles of snow
and ice, but across that white expanse you can go forever.
Baker Lake is located at the mouth of the Thelon Heritage River about 40 kms
from the "Geographical Centre of Canada." It is a destination known
for eco-tourism adventures and renowned for its skilled craft artisans. Baker
Lake is a gateway to the Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary, an immense expanse of 52,000
square kilometres straddling the border between Nunavut and the western Northwest