Iqaluit, Canada Arctic
Iqaluit is the territorial capital and the largest community of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. It is located in the Everett Mountains rising from Koojesse (Kuujussi) Inlet, an inlet of Frobisher Bay, on the southeast part of Baffin Island. It is well to the east of Nunavut's mainland, and northeast of Hudson Bay.
There are a variety of attractions in Iqaluit including the Unikkaarviik Regional Visitors’ Centre, the Nunatta Sunaguttangit Museum, the Nunavut Legislative Assembly Building and the Nunavut Arctic College Arts and Crafts Centre. There are also a wide range of retail outlets with books, arts and crafts, and souvenirs.
Things to see and do
* Crystal II – an ancient Inuit camping ground
* Nunavat Legislature
* St Jude’s Anglican Cathedral
* Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum
* Baffin regional visitors center
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Population – 6,700 approx
Land Area – 52.50 km²
Electricity – 2 flat pins US style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Transport Links – Iqaluit is generally accessible only by air and, under the right ice conditions, by sea. Iqaluit has no roads leading to any parts outside of Iqaluit.
Canadian North offers scheduled jet aircraft flights to / from Iqaluit and Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa. First Air offers scheduled flights to/from Iqaluit and Montreal, Ottawa and Edmonton as well as many other far northern towns.