Iqaluit is a city in Nunavut, Canada. Iqaluit is the capital of the territory and the only city in it. Iqaluit is heavily depended on imported supplies as there are no roads or other connections to the rest of Canada in winter months. The city has a tundra climate and is situated off the Labrador Current, by Baffin Island. This water makes the overall temperature of Iqaluit cold. People living in Iqaluit are called Iqalummiut plurally or Iqalummiuq singularly. The name Iqaluit means place of many fish as Iqaluit is an excellent location for exploring traditional fishing methods.
Voice of Travelers to Iqaluit
Ticket to Iqaluit
This is Cathy from Toronto. I have lived all my life in Canada but never had the chance to visit the northern areas of the country. Last summer, I decided to buy a ticket to the northernmost arctic capital of Canada, Iqaluit. I was hesitant at first to buy the ticket and even my family was also nervous because of the weather and the restricted transportation. While the ticket had a stop in between; I flew to Ottawa from Toronto and then to Iqaluit, I did not regret buying the ticket one bit. I experienced a completely new way of living, something that I was not used to. I saw snow monuments, did traditional fishing, visited museums, and visited the snowy parks. I have to say, at some points, I forgot I got a ticket to a city in Canada. It almost felt like I was in a different country. It was an excellent experience nonetheless and I made some lovely friends.
I am Holly from Ottawa. I visited Iqaluit with my husband. We got a direct ticket to Iqaluit from Ottawa. We both love traveling and experiencing different cultures. We went in summer months and really enjoyed the outdoor activities. We even learned traditional fishing methods. The people of Iqaluit were very warm and welcoming. We learned a lot of survival strategies from them. The scenery was also breathtaking, with many mountains, rivers and waterfalls. I really wanted to see a polar bear and finally on the last day of our visit, one showed up. Overall, the trip was fantastic. My husband wants to visit again, this time in winter. I am a little hesitant because of the extreme weather conditions but I am secretly saving up for the ticket. I think Iqaluit would be great even in winter, because of the knowledgeable community present.
Iqaluit Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are some major attractions in Iqaluit?
A. Iqaluit is a great place to visit to learn about how the Iqalumiut have been living in the area for centuries. The Iqalumiut of Iqaluit form a strong, vibrant community and are very welcoming towards visitors. The people of Iqaluit have developed important knowledge systems and skills, suitable for living in the tundra climate conditions. One must also buy a ticket to Iqaluit to explore the cold yet scenic natural places and enjoy a variety of activities including dog sledding, snowmobiling, river rafting, canyoning and canoeing.
Q. Which season is best to buy a ticket to Iqaluit for?
A. If you want to experience the true way of living of the people of Iqaluit, buy your ticket for a fall month. However, do keep in mind that Iqaluit can have an extremely cold winter before buying your ticket. Tourists most commonly buy their ticket for summer months when the weather is generally warmer and there are plenty of outdoor activities that can be done.
Q. Which airline offers the cheapest ticket to Iqaluit?
A. A variety of domestic airlines offer ticket to Iqaluit. Depending on where you are traveling from, you can get deals on your ticket on all airlines. Do check in advance to keep a track of ticket prices.
Flight Routes to Iqaluit
While Iqaluit exists in a remote located, there are still plenty of air routes available to the city. The Iqaluit Airport is a modern facility serving up to 4 airlines. Airlines that offer ticket to Iqaluit include Air Nunavut, Canadian North, First Air and Nolinor Aviation. People can either buy non stop ticket from these flights or buy a ticket with a stop in the middle. Places that people can buy ticket to Iqaluit include Arctic Bay, Coral Harbour, Ottawa, and Montreal. International passengers wishing to buy a ticket to Iqaluit often choose Ottawa or Montreal as their stop.