Whether 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: Visit
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: Nunatta
Sunakkutaangit Museum next door
to the Unikkaarvik Visitors Centre
has Inuit artwork and artifacts, and
sells Inuit arts and related items.
Great place to stay: For the most
luxurious hotel in Iqaluit, stay in a
studio room or suite at the Capital
Suites Iqaluit. capitalsuites.ca
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. nunavutparks.com
Diana Ballon is a Toronto-based freelance writer who loves
to travel with her husband and two kid
Originally published in ParentsCanada, July 2012