Visit Iqaluit - Best of Iqaluit

Iqaluit /iˈkæluːɪt/ ih-KAL-oo-it (Inuktitut: ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ; [iqaːluit]) is the capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut; its largest community, and its only city. Until 1987, the city was known as Frobisher Bay, after the large bay on the coast of which the city is situated. In 1999, Iqaluit became the capital of Nunavut after the division of the Northwest Territories into two separate territories. Before this event, Iqaluit was (relatively speaking) an insignificant city and not well-known outside of the Canadian Arctic or Canada, with population and economic growth highly limited. This is due to the city's isolation and heavy dependence on expensively imported supplies as the city, like the rest of Nunavut, has no road, rail, or even ship connections for part of the year to the rest of Canada. The city also possesses a polar climate, influenced by the cold deep waters of the Labrador Current just off Baffin Island; this makes the city of Iqaluit cold, even though the city is well south of the Arctic Circle. The city is closer to Greenland's capital, Nuuk (a.k.a. Godthåb) than it is to the capital of the Northwest Territories, the much-larger northern city of Yellowknife. As of the 2011 census the population was 6,699, an increase of 8.3 per cent from the 2006 census. Iqaluit has the lowest population of any capital city in Canada. Inhabitants of Iqaluit are called Iqalummiut (singular: Iqalummiuq).

Wikipedia

Is Iqaluit in Canada on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. Popular vacation packages of Iqaluit are of 1-2 days.

Iqaluit is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

Are you looking for a Iqaluit travel itinerary? Create an itinerary within minutes, on your own!

Iqaluit Itineraries

View all Trips to Iqaluit

Facts and Stats for Iqaluit*

  • Pollution Statistics in Iqaluit

    Know the pollution level of Iqaluit before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Iqaluit: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Iqaluit for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Iqaluit.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 66.67 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Iqaluit - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index -23.76 (Very Low)
    • Pollution Index 58.62 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

* Some of the data on this page is powered by Numbeo