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The heritage and history of the land and the history, arts and culture of the Inuit.

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Find Your True North.

Awaken your senses to rediscover yourself.

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Discover the wild life.

Our wildlife are truly rare and uniquely wild. Learn more about walrus, muskox, polar bears and more.

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Amazing art to share.

Inuit art has been used for centuries to express the arctic world.

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Discover the Spirit of the Arctic.

You should come here. (Bring your friends.)

There has always been an Arctic— a landscape of glaciers, which carved its mountains and plains, of char who swim its icy rivers, of polar bears who hunt in the sea-ice, of lichens that find sustenance where nothing else will grow, and of people, for whom the this ever-changing ecology has always been home.

But there is also an arctic that lives in the mind of those who have not yet been.

Perhaps it’s an image of windswept tundra, or stoic-looking cliffs, alive with colonies of seabirds that has shaped this sense of wonder. Or a curiosity, for what it might mean to engage with the people living in communities across the arctic. All of it a story, not yet complete, about how it would feel to be in this powerful and surprising place.

Whether it’s hiking or trekking, kayaking or dogsledding, boat touring or snowmobiling, listening or chatting, a journey in the arctic will reward in unexpected ways.

It is not so much what we see, but what we feel, standing on the edge of land-fast sea-ice, the Arctic Ocean before us, that changes our perspective on the world.

It is sometimes best to learn through the soles of our feet, and there is no substitute for walking through wildflowers of Saxifrage and Draba, or for looking up, to watch the Aurora Borealis dance in a sky full of stars. There is no replacement for that moment of connection, with a guide or a new friend met along the way, which stays with us years later.

There are ideas, concepts, trends and theories reported about the arctic everyday. But making the trip, experiencing the people, travelling the land, seeing the wildlife— these are what fill us with reverence and awe, kindness and warmth, humility and sense of achievement. The arctic is a lived experience, one that can’t be appreciated, until you’ve been.

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Inuit Art

Art has always been an avenue for universally expressing complex ideas without the need to understand spoken language. The most popular mediums of Inuit creative expression are globally recognized as fine art. Stone, bone, and ivory carving, print making and fibre arts are the most widely practiced art forms among Inuit and these first gained international renown during the mid-century, the 1950s and 1960s.

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The Northwest Passage

For many visitors, a trip to Nunavut exploring the Northwest Passage and the land, cultures and people who live here will be an adventure into history but for others it will be the trip of a lifetime that leads to a different place and time.

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Flora

Nunavut is home to some of the most beautiful and resilient plant life in the world. As the spring snow thaws, you immediately see the explosion of plants and flowers that signals the arrival of Arctic summer. The sights and smells will fill you with hope and wonder.

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Spirit Animals

Nunavut not only gives you unparalleled access to the Arctic’s wide range of wildlife, it also provides you with the experts that know the Arctic wildlife best: Inuit. With Inuit guides, who rely on thousands of years of collective experience and knowledge, you will be able to interact with Polar Bears, Whales, Seals, Caribou and migratory birds in a way few people on earth have been lucky enough to experience.

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The Spirit of our People

Nunavut is a place with modern people living modern lives in an ancient environment - the Arctic - that offers the same challenges it has for centuries. It a place that combines 21st century ideas, technology and society with the mindset and pace that Inuit have always adapted to suit the challenges that the environment around them has posed. 

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Parks & Special Places

Nunavut’s parks and special places can delight and fill visitors with wonder. There are several national and territorial Parks – including the largest National Park in Canada, Quttinirpaaq, near Resolute Bay. While some of these parks are accessible for self-accessed day trips (Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park, Inujjaruvik Territorial Park) most will depend on a guide or a well planned trip to access. Nunavut’s special place includes wildlife sanctuaries and heritage rivers. Many of the operators can advise on the best trip for visitors.

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An outsider looking in

I came to Nunavut in 2015 for an experience, simply due to a cooking job. The territory interested me I suppose, but can’t say I ever put much thought into visiting. While work brought me to Nunavut, I returned for many other reasons.

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There has always been an Arctic

A landscape of glaciers, which carved its mountains and plains, of char who swim its icy rivers, of polar bears who hunt in the sea-ice, of lichens that find sustenance where nothing else will grow, and of people, for whom the this ever-changing ecology has always been home.

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Cruises

Arctic Luxury: Leave Your Tuxedos and Gowns At Home

Each summer, bathed in round the clock  sunlight, spectacular cruises of two weeks or longer, sailing with local experts and artists on board, offer a luxurious adventure through the waters, islands and inlets of the Arctic. One of the best ways to experience Inuit culture, exotic wildlife and history across a broad expanse of the Arctic.

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Bird Sanctuaries

Nunavut represents nearly 20% of Canada’s landmass, and it is no wonder that there are many conservation areas, sanctuaries and parks in our territory. These spectacular areas are home to a diverse number of animals and ecosystems and represent the desire of Nunavummiut and Canadians to protect our fragile Arctic environment.

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Inuksuit

Inuksuit are the signposts of the Arctic – one with the land, timeless markers of the places, the wildlife and the Inuit. Silent messengers for eternity – like the sun, the moon and the stars. 

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Country Foods

Country food is like a well-kept secret of the Inuit, rarely found on menus in Nunavut other than caribou and char. As a culinary traveler and enthusiast, it was a main point of interest for me that I wanted to uncover. 

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Ready or not? Of course you’re ready.

Nunavut is a place that will awaken and inspire you. Explore our communities and experience tourism offerings like nowhere else.

There’s so much to discover.

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What's on your travel bucket list? Experience the rare and unique arctic wildlife. Take a ride on a dog sled across ancient Inuit hunting trails. Witness centuries-old traditions in modern time. All of this is possible in Nunavut.