Iqaluit (Canada)

Iqaluit Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Angela Scappatura

No roads in or out

Iqaluit is the largest city and capital of Canada's Nunavut
No roads either in or out: you arrive here by air or by boat (in summer)
Brilliant nature and an enormous amount of activities, some interesting sights within town

Scroll up the map of Canada. Head to the north-east, a little further still, pass the Hudson Bay and Hudson Strait. Somewhere around there you will find Baffin Island, home to the capital and largest city of Nunavut: Iqaluit.

Originally used as a Inuit campsite (they still make up nearly 2/3 of the town's 6,700 population) and then properly established during the second world war as an Air Force base for the Americans, nowadays mining and tourism are the city's mainstays.

Iqaluit, which can only be reached by air or if you're lucky by boat, is a good (the only?) base to explore the nature of Frobisher Bay and the next door Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park from. You can choose from a vast number of activities to do so, ranging from hunting or fishing to dog sledding, hiking, cross country skiing, boating or kayaking. Inside of town the Nunavut Legislature, Inuit camping grounds and a Igloo shaped cathedral are some of the best sights. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Iqaluit is a city in Canada's region of Nunavut. It has a population of 6,699, is situated at an altitude of 36ft and the best airport to fly into is YFB (Iqaluit, Iqaluit)
  • The currency used in Canada is the Canadian dollar (CAD)

Iqaluit Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
-9 -9 -0 16 30 45 54 52 41 30 18 1

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
0.8 0.7 0.7 1.1 1.1 1.3 2 2.8 2.2 1.3 1.1 0.8

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