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Iqaluit, Nunavut

Map Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

Iqaluit (literally, "Place of Many Fish") is Canada's northernmost and smallest territorial capital city, with a population of just over 6,000. Predictably, it's cold, but not as cold as one might think: average summer temperatures stay above five degrees Celcius. Of course, in the frostbitten winters, average lows peak at more or less -30C for three straight months.

But for off-the-beaten path travelers, it's hard to get more unique than Nunavut's capital. It's populace is half Inuit and one-third Caucasian, while few but surprisingly diverse visible minorities make up the rest. This gives Iqaluit a distinct culture with tightly-knit community who prides themselves on showcasing Canada's less popular cultures through several museums, art galleries and everyday life.

The main reason to visit would be to see the Northern Lights, visible for most of the spring and fall, and also to trek through the nearby snowy mountains if you're prepared enough.


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