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Iqaluit, a modern city rich with traditional Inuit culture

13 July 2015
The city of Iqaluit located in Nunavut, northern Canada will be the venue for the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting held 24-25 April. Read more about some of the features of this unique Arctic city.

The city of Iqaluit is located on Baffin Island at the northern end of Frobisher Bay near the mouth of the Sylvia Grinnell River. Iqaluit is the territorial capital of Nunavut, the largest and fastest-growing community in the territory. This exciting, dynamic city is the political, business, journalism and transportation hub of Nunavut, with an excellent airport.

Formerly known as Frobisher Bay, the modern city of Iqaluit is rich with traditional Inuit culture. It is the home of many Inuit artists, filmmakers and musicians. Arts and culture festivals staged in the spring and summer bring artists to Iqaluit from across the territory.

The friendly people of Iqaluit — the 'Iqalumiut' — love to go out on the land, sea and ice at all times of the year to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Iqaluit is located near beautiful parklands that feature a range of landscapes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and ancient Thule sites to visit.