Top 50 Places to Visit in Nunavut, Canada

Nunavut Attractions include many places like the beautiful Baffin Island, tourist attractions in Iqaluit and many other places that are a traveler’s high. This list of the Top 50 Places to Visit in Nunavut, Canada will let you know about the facts about Nunavut & Nunavut Climate which will make it easier for you to create an itinerary for the trip. The city of Iqaluit is the capital  and thus is home to all the popular attractions to visit there. If you are planning to visit the Eastern Canadian Arctic, then you should definitely look out for the things to do in Nunavut.  

You can also read about the places to visit in Manitoba and Alberta when in Canada.

Nunavut is also famous for the beautiful and enchanting Arctic Wonderland which is also the most visited spot in the entire Nunavut region. Besides that, Nunavut has many bitter sweet places to visit which have been listed out in the below given article of the Top 50 Places to Visit in Nunavut, Canada along with their respective opening hours and entry fees. You can go through the lovely pictures and select your kinda place.

Nunavut is located in the Northern Canadian region and has most of the Arctic region amalgamated into it. The economy of Nunavut is largely dependent on the mining, oil and gas industry, seasonal tourism fall and many other factors. The climate of Nunavut is Polar in most of the regions. You should always hire a travel guide or an expert for your trip to Nunavut.

Also read about the amazing places to visit in British Columbia. 

Top 50 Places to Visit in Nunavut, Canada

Baffin Island

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About : Baffin Island is famous for being the largest Island in the entire Canada and is the 5th largest Island in the entire world. The capital of Nunavut ie Iqaluit is actually situated on the Baffin Island. The history of the Baffin Island dates back to about 3000 years.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the Baffin Island to enjoy the picturesque views of the beautiful Island.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

Auyuittuq National Park

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About : The Auyuittuq National Park was established in the year 1972 and is located in the Baffin Island premises. According to sources, the park is home to 12 species of mammals which include Lemmings, Arctic Fox etc. The place is perfect for hiking and clicking pictures.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the Auyuittuq National Park to enjoy camping and strolling around the wonderful glaciers and Fjords.

Entry Fees : Adults -$12

Timings : all around the year

Official Website : Auyuittuq National Park

Northern Collectables

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About : The Northern Collectables is famous for being an art gallery which is situated in the Ulu lane in Iqaluit. The beautiful collections here in include work of Baffin, Keewatin, Kilviaq and Northern Quebec as well as Alaskan artists.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the Northern Collectables to witness the iconic collection of Canadian artworks.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Official Website : Northern Collectables 

Inuit Heritage Center

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About : The Inuit Heritage Center was established in the year 1993 and is famous for being home to the archaeological findings in the Nunavut region. The main aim of the Inuit heritage Center is to preserve the traditional knowledge and wisdom of elders.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the Inuit Heritage Center to learn about the cultural heritage of the Inuit region of Canada.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Inuit Heritage Center 

Carvings Nunavut

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About : The Carvings Nunavut is situated in the city of Iqualit in Nunavut and is home to massive collections of carvings, jewellery, crafts by women and other traditional handwork by native artists of Nunavut.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the Carvings Nunavut to shop for souvenirs for your loved ones.

Entry Fees : Free

Timings : 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Official Website : Carvings Nunavut

Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

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About : The Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum is home to permanent collections of exhibits that recite about the history and culture of Iqaluit. The collections here in include contemporary artworks, hand made sculptures and latest Inuit artifacts.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum to shop for the latest works of Inuit artists.

Entry Fees : Free

Timings : 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Official Website : Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

St. Jude’s Cathedral

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About : The St. Jude’s Cathedral was established in the year 1972 and is famous for being an Anglican Church. It is situated in the Nunavut region of Northern Quebec and is the seat of the Diocese of The Arctic.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the St. Jude’s Cathedral ie the Parish Church to pray to the God Almighty.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

Apex Beach

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About : The Apex Beach is situated in the Iqaluit region of the Baffin Island. It is a beautiful beach where in you can visit to have some sun bathing and lying on the beach experience. The Apex Beach is also famous for being the suburb where in the Inuit tribe first settled.

Why Should You Visit : Enjoy the cold breeze, sounds of the sea, coconut trees and bright sheen of the sun at the Apex Beach in Iqaluit.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

Sirmilik National Park

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About : The Sirmilik Park was established in the year 1991 as a protected area with beautiful glaciers in the background. The place is famous among tourists for the purpose of hiking, camping and the ultimate Arctic adventure of spotting polar bears walruses, Beluga Whales and many more Arctic creatures.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the Sirmilik National Park to enjoy the stunning park shimmering with floating ice and glaciers.

Entry Fees : Adults – $12

Timings : Open Year Round

Official Website : Sirmilik National Park 

Ukkusiksalik National Park

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About : The Ukkusiksalik National Park was established in the year 2003 and falls under the management of ‘Parks Canada”. It is spread over an area of 20,000 square km and has rich concentration of wildlife species, cultural sites and natural resources.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the Ukkusiksalik National Park to enjoy the scenic beauty and to learn about the conservation of wildlife species.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website : Ukkusiksalik National Park

Kugluk Territorial Park

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Why Should You Visit : The Kugluk Territorial Park is spread over in an area of 10 hectares and features 25 acres of lush terrain. You can visit here to enjoy being in the lap of nature.

Entry Fees : Free

Timings : Open all year round

Official Website : Nil

Pond Inlet

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Why Should You Visit : The Pond Inlet is a small community and is a part of the Baffin Island. You can visit this place to spot Polar Bears, Beluga Whales etc.

Entry Fees : Free

Timings : Open all year round

Official Website : Nil

Bylot Island and Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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Why Should You Visit : The Bylot Island & Bird Sanctuary is located at the Northern Tip of Baffin Island. You can visit here to spot and click beautiful migratory birds.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Bylot Island and Migratory Bird Sanctuary

West Baffin Eskimo Private Ltd.

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Why Should You Visit : The West Baffin Eskimo Pvt Ltd was established in the year 1959 and is home to the Inuit artworks by native artists. You can visit here to shop for your favorite exquisite piece.

Entry Fees : Free

Timings : 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Official Website : West Baffin Eskimo Private Ltd

Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park

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Why Should You Visit : The  Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park is famous for being home to the archaeological sites of the Dorset Culture. You can visit here to learn about their respective heritage and past.

Entry Fees : Free

Timings : Open Year Round

Official Website : Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park

Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

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Why Should You Visit : The Nunavut Legislative Assembly was found in the year 1999 and is an official government entity of the region. You can visit here to click some pictures at this historically significant site.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

Ellesmere Island

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Why Should You Visit : The Ellesmere Island in Nunavut is famous for being the largest out of all the Queen Elizabeth’s Islands. You can visit here to witness the rare Arctic Wooly Bear Moth over here.

Entry Fees : Free

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

Store House Bar & Grill

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Why Should You Visit : The Store House Bar & Grill is situated in the Astro Hill region of Nunavut. You can visit here to enjoy the pub culture of Iqaluit with your friends.

Entry Fees : Free

Timings : 5:00 pm to 2:00 am

Official Website : Store House Bar & Grill 

Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts

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Why Should You Visit : The Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts is situated in the Pangnirtung region. You can visit here to witness and appreciate the Inuit arts, crafts, prints, sculptures and other hand crafted signs and symbols.

Entry Fees : Call for prices

Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website : Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts

Qaqulluit National Wildlife Area

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Why Should You Visit : The Qaqulluit National Wildlife Area is established in the Baffin Island region and is famous for being an superb bird spotting area and home to the many wildlife species.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Qaqulluit National Wildlife Area

Sculpture Garden, Iqaluit

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Why Should You Visit : The Sculpture Garden in Iqaluit is famous for being home to stone sculptures made by local artists. You can visit here to take some stunning pictures of the beautiful view.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

Mount Thor

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Why Should You Visit : The Mount Thor also known as the Thor Peak was first gazzeted in the year 1953. It has an elevation of 1675 meters. It is a perfect place for being a campsite.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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Why Should You Visit : The Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary was established in the year 1992 and you can visit here to witness rare species of birds.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Haughton Impact Crater

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Why Should You Visit : The Haughton Impact Crater is located in Devon and is termed as the closest thing to Mars on Earth. You can visit here only in the summer months.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

Nettling Lake

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Why Should You Visit : The Nettiling Lake is famous for being one of the world’s largest lake situated on an Island. It is situated on the south of Baffin Island. You can visit here for enjoying the picturesque view of the lake.

Entry Fees : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

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  • #Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre
  • #Mallikjuaq Territorial Park
  • #Ovayok Territorial Park
  • #Queen Maud Gulf
  • #Fossil Creek Trail
  • #Tasiluliariaq Rotary Park
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  • #Rankin Inlet
  • #Cape Dorset
  • #Eureka Settlement
  • #Akimiski Island
  • #The Granite Room
  • #The Frob Kitchen
  • #Arctic Coast Visitor Center
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  • #Rannva
  • #Grise Fiord
  • #Bloody Falls Park
  • #Belcher Islands
  • #Somerset Island
  • #Frobisher Inn
  • #The Gallery

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The views expressed are based on the author’s personal experience and liking and does not list these amazing places in any order of ranking.

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