Nunavut Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in Nunavut

There are general retail stores in almost all communities in Nunavut; some specialise in handicrafts, furs, fisheries and Inuit art. The high cost of goods (up to 50% higher than in the rest of Canada) is due to expense of shipping goods long distances by air or sea. Inuit art is world renowned, but artists are traditionally reluctant to charge more than they think you can pay. If you haggle aggressively, many will drop the price below what the piece is worth rather than offend you, so mindful tourists avoid bargaining.

Shopping hours

Mon-Fri 1000-2000, Sat 1000-1800 (although these may vary regionally). Stores are also permitted to open on Sundays, although not all do so.

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