Travel to Iqaluit

If you are fortunate to travel as part of your work while working in Nunavut there is a very good chance that you will visit Iqaluit at least once…if not several times per year.

First Air in Iqaluit

First Air in Iqaluit

Iqaluit Airport

Iqaluit Airport

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.

Ice in Frobisher Bay

Ice in Frobisher Bay

View of Iqaluit

View of Iqaluit

Iqaluit with Inukshuk

Iqaluit with Inukshuk

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.

Ice in Frobisher Bay

Ice in Frobisher Bay

R.Honjalee Fishing Boat

R.Honjalee Fishing Boat

I’ve been to Iqaluit at least twice this year for work related meetings and Rob is currently there for meetings this week.

Go For Broke fishing boat

Go For Broke fishing boat

Wooden fishing boat in Iqaluit

Wooden fishing boat in Iqaluit

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

View of Frobisher Bay from the air

View of Frobisher Bay from the air

Tundra in July - water everywhere

Tundra in July – water everywhere

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