Immerse yourself in the unique culture and traditions of the Inuit in Iqaluit. Home to several skilled artists, musicians, and craftsmen and women, Iqaluit is renowned for its exceptional arts trade. From stone carvings and sculptures to jewellery and finely crafted Inuit clothing and textiles, the array of locally made arts and crafts are sure to impress visitors. These fine pieces also make excellent gifts and perfect mementos of your time in the Arctic.

Iqaluit is also home to several interesting and lively festivals that celebrate the local talent. Enjoy the Toonik Tyme Festival in the spring, a weeklong event that includes traditional Inuit games and activities such as igloo building, dog sled and snowmobile races, musical performances, and feasts. In the latter part of June and into July, visitors can experience the Alianait Arts Festival, a popular summertime cultural event that features live performances and visual arts by local talent from Nunavut and around the world. July also hosts the Nunavut Arts Festival, which offers visitors another opportunity to experience and appreciate the outstanding talent of Nunavut artists.

Stay tuned for special getaways that will help you experience these fascinating festivals…