Nunavut is the largest territory and makes up 20% of Canada's land mass, which is why it's no doubt that there are so many places to visit within Nunavut! Visit the Baffin, Kitikmeot and Kivalliq regions. In Baffin, visit: Iqaluit (the capital city of Nunavut), Pangnirtung, Clyde River, Cape Dorset, Pond Inlet, Bylot Island, Grise Fiord, Igloolik, Kimmirut, Qikigtarjuak and more. In Kitikmeot, visit: Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak, Kugluktuk, and more. In Kivalliq, visit: Arviat, Rankin Inlet, Baker Lake, Coral Harbour, Whale Cove, Chesterfield Inlet, and more.
From April to July, the floe edge is the most dynamic and dramatic place to visit, as the sea meets the retreating ice edge. Whales swim just meters from shore, walrus and seals haul themselves out to bask in the sun, and polar bear cubs enjoy an ocean swim.
Nunavut offers an interesting and unique experience when it comes to its traditional foods. In a land without wood for cooking, uncooked meats are common. Some walrus and whale plates are for the extremely daring eaters – but are also favorites! Even just seeing these unique foods being prepared and eaten is an enriching experience that you'll never forget.
Belugas are small white whales that are found lining Hudson Bay's west coast, Foxe Basin, and the east coast of Baffin Island all the way to Pond Inlet. They are grey and can grow to be five meters (16 feet) long. Because these small whales like to gather together in the mouths of rivers, it's great to go beluga watching from land, but a guide and a boat are more valuable and thrilling.