Iqaluit is the territorial capital of Nunavut, meaning ‘place of many fish’ in Inuktitut. It was previously called Frobisher Bay after the name of the body of water it adjoins.
Iqaluit, as a capital city, is very small and pretty in the summer time with many people fishing and boating in the nearby waters while in the winter people enjoy ice fishing and other winter sports. Iqaluit is also very much a government town with all the federal agencies having an office there and the Government of Nunavut having several of its departments having offices in Iqaluit as well.
I’ve been to Iqaluit at least twice this year for work related meetings and Rob is currently there for meetings this week.
This summer when I was there barges had a hard time coming into the bay as the ice did not leave the bay until late July. Because there was ice still in the bay, two polar bears also made their way into town causing quite a stir in the community. Always fun! ~ Sophia