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Travel Canada’s capital cities: Iqaluit, Nunavut

Sunset iqaluit - travel canada's capital cities: iqaluit, nunavutWhether you’re planning a family road trip or a weekend staycation, check out our list of things to do in Canada’s capital cities.

Favourite indoor activity:
the Unikkaarvik Visitors Centre to
see displays on Inuit culture and
Nunavut’s wildlife and watch a
video about the Arctic.

Favourite outdoor activity:

Toboganning Nunavut-style: kids
go up a hill on a snowmobile, then
slide down the traditional way.

Best-kept secret:
Sunakkutaangit Museum next door
to the Unikkaarvik Visitors Centre
has Inuit artwork and artifacts, and
sells Inuit arts and related items.

Great place to eat:
Try one of the
three restaurants at the Frobisher
Inn or the Granite Room at the
Discovery Lodge Hotel.;

Great place to stay:
For the most
luxurious hotel in Iqaluit, stay in a
studio room or suite at the Capital
Suites Iqaluit.

Worth the drive:
The Sylvia
Grinnell Territorial Park is about
a kilometre from Iqaluit: go there
to fish for arctic char in the Sylvia
Grinnell River, have a picnic and
check out the new interpretive
hiking trails.

Diana Ballon is a Toronto-based freelance writer who loves
to travel with her husband and two kid

Originally published in ParentsCanada, July 2012

a man carrying two children

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