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Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada Cruise Port

The cruise port of Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada is an interesting place to visit, considering how remote of a region it is. First established as a trading post in 1914 and used as an air base during World War II, this exciting and dynamic city incorporates traditional practices of its native Inuit community herald from its unique culture and heritage with fast-growing metropolitan infrastructure. On the longest day of the year (June 20th), Iqaluit gets 20.49 hours of sunshine and only 4.19 hours on the shortest. As the only capital in Canada that is not connected to other settlements by a highway, it is not surprising that the community has 20 kilometers of road, most of it not paved. This ‘remote feel’ makes the cruise port of Iqaluit, Nunavut an intriguing one. Find out how easy or difficult decisions are made when party lines are not a factor and consensus rules. Also, check out the wildly colorful houses built on permafrost. With just a handful of activities in Iqaluit, the capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, our top 3 picks below are an absolute must:
 
  • A great starting point to your shore excursion in the cruise port of Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada is the Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre. Celebrating the land, history and people of the community, this center provides maps, tourism and historical information with several cultural exhibits and wildlife display.
     
  • Traditionally known as "Niaqunngut" and five kilometers from downtown, Apex is a great place to explore while cruising to Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Surrounded by hills and water, you are guaranteed a memorable shot from any angle and a tingle as you dip your toes into Frobisher Bay.
     
  • Enjoy a dogsledding tour in the city of Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada as North America's oldest and rarest remaining purebred indigenous domestic canine – locally known as Qimmiq – provide scenic tours for the seasoned arctic adventurer. Providing companionship to natives will always be their number one function.

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