If you are interested in experiencing some of the adventure and culture that Iqaluit has to offer, the following activities have been organized for Monday, March 9th and Friday, March 13th.
If you are interested in taking part in any of the activities please contact the conference registration at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 867-979-6551.
Iqaluit ᐃᕐᑲᓗᐃᑦ – “fishes” - is the capital of Nunavut and regional center of government for the Qikiqtaaluk. Iqaluit formally known as Frobisher Bay was originally a military airbase during WWII; now with a population of over 6,200 is the largest community in the territory.
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Iqaluit taxis are a flat rate of $6.00 per person per trip. The taxi may also carry other passengers.
Driving Force (867) 979-2088
Caribou Taxi (867) 979-4444
Pai-Pa Taxi (867) 979-5222
The Arctic is ever changing, so be prepared for any eventuality. For daily weather forecasts, check:www.weatheroffice.com, or listen to CBC North Iqaluit’s radio station 1230AM.
While Iqaluit does have cellular service, only those using a “mobility” cellular service will work. The Rogers service area does NOT extend to Iqaluit. Both 3G and 4G are not available as the Cellular service in Nunavut is on a CDMA network only. Please consult your wireless provider for more information. Prepaid air time cards for cell phones are available at Arctic Ventures. Prepaid calling cards are generally accepted.
Internet in Nunavut offers speeds varying from .5 megabits per second to 2 megabits per second. Most hotels offer wireless, and Skype users should not have a problem with simple audio calls, although video calls sometimes suffer depending on the quality of the connection.
Nunavut artists are recognized internationally for their stone carvings, prints and unique crafts. The origins of Inuit art date back thousands of years to ancient tools, spirit icons, toys and other material culture. Since the 1960’s art has been the most consistently successful Nunavut export. There are several locations in Iqaluit to purchase arts and crafts from all over Nunavut.
We encourage visitors to visit our excellent local galleries. While in Iqaluit you may also have the opportunity to meet artists and talk to them about what inspires them and how they create the wonderful works of art from Nunavut.
Export permits are required for the removal of any animal part from Nunavut, including frozen wild meats purchased from a store. For more information, contact the Nunavut Department of Environment at (867) 975-7900. Ask for the pamphlet entitled “Are You Exporting Wildlife from Nunavut?” which explains the correct procedures for exporting land animals, birds, marine mammals and fish from Nunavut. Be aware of all import regulations of your home country before buying any animal products in Nunavut. Some countries, including USA and much of Europe, have several restrictions on marine mammal products like sealskin and ivory, including arts and crafts made from these materials.