Province/Territory: Nunavut

Nature & Culture in Nunavut

  • 05 days in Iqaluit
  • 04 unique Arctic excursions
  • 07 months of winter

Travel to Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut, for an authentic winter adventure in a culturally rich land. Engage with locals during a guided tour of town, viewing landmarks and attractions and perusing artisan shops. Explore the tundra or sea ice via traditional dogsled, bonding and interacting with the dogs before and after your excursion. Venture further into the wilderness on a guided snowmobile ride. Build an igloo and savour a cup of hot tea inside. The adventure is yours to customize: see Aurora Borealis illuminate the dark winter sky; travel to traditional hunting Inuit grounds at the floe edge; witness the dawn of a new spring under 20 hours of daylight.

Welcome to Inukpak Outfitting’s Winter Arctic Discovery—a private five-day tour of cultural and natural wonders in Canada’s Arctic.

Why you should visit
  • Tour the territorial capital of Nunavut with a welcoming and knowledgeable Nunavummiut (resident of Nunavut) as your guide.
  • Discover the region’s history; see Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre and Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum; peruse wares crafted by Nunavut’s many working artists.
  • Interact with friendly Canadian Eskimo Dogs before your dogsled excursion; get hands-on and learn the established techniques of this traditional Arctic transport.
  • Dogsled over tundra in Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park in the early season, or visit during spring for a run across the frozen Arctic sea.
  • Embark on a snowmobile tour, travelling on natural migration paths used by caribou for tens of thousands of years; watch for rock ptarmigan and Arctic foxes along the way.
  • Learn to build an igloo from scratch under the instruction of your Igloo Master.
  • Customize this adventure with season-specific add-ons like Northern Lights viewing or a snowmobile trip to the polynya—traditional Inuit hunting grounds where ice meets open sea.

Weather

Visitor information
  • Reserve Inukpak Outfitting: Winter Arctic Discovery directly through the operator.
  • Tour includes return flights from Ottawa or Montreal, hotel accommodation in Iqaluit, four half-day excursions, snacks and hot drinks during excursions, expedition-grade apparel/footwear, specialized/safety equipment and airport transfer.
  • Winter Arctic Discovery tour operates from December to June.
  • Private and customizable tour; minimum of two guests, maximum of four; non-wheelchair accessible.
  • Restaurants, attractions and most services are available in Iqaluit.
When to go
Need to know
  • Daily excursions are tailored to guests’ needs and interests—average duration is two to four hours.
  • Iqaluit is home to a variety of dining options within walking distance of the accommodation.
  • Optional add-ons include Northern Lights and/or polynya (floe edge) excursions; contact operator for information.
  • All ages are welcome; guests should be able to walk for short distances on variable snowpack terrain.
Getting Here