Where to stay in Nunavut


Most communities have accommodation facilities, hotels, hostels and/or bed & breakfast establishments open all year. Space is limited so the accommodation and facilities may be shared, and are often quite basic. There are, however, full service hotels in the larger centres that also have meeting and conference facilities. Hotels can be very expensive. Iqaluit, the capital, now has approximately 260 rooms, including hotels and bed & breakfast establishments. Nunavut Tourism publishes an annual vacation planner detailing accommodation and other tourism services in Nunavut (see Contact Addresses).


Backpacking and tent camping is a popular summer activity. Auyuittuq National Park, Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary and Katannilik Territorial Park are particularly popular with hikers.

Other accomodation

Lodges designed for outdoor activity holidays or naturalist trips can be found in some areas.
For the more adventurous travellers, staying with an Inuit family is an option. Families are very hospitable but the accommodation is not regulated. Contact Nunavut Tourism for more information (see Contact Addresses).

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