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Welcome to The City of Iqaluit:


Iqaluit, is Nunavut’s Capital and Canada’s coolest arctic city! Whether you are a resident or a visitor, Iqaluit has a lot to offer. The city of Iqaluit is a vibrant community and home to Iqalummiut, a diverse mix of people from across Nunavut, Canada and around the world. They bring their skills, experience and passion as they contribute to Iqaluits’ development and growth. People of Iqaluit are one of our most valuable resources and we are working together towards a better future that will preserve the strengths of our Inuit and northern culture, while embracing the changes of the 21st century.

Our proud city continues to grow, providing many exciting social and economic opportunities. The city of Iqaluit strives to ensure that the services we provide meet the needs and aspirations of young and old, Inuit and non-Inuit, long-time and new residents, business owners and employees. Iqaluit has made a long-term commitment towards sustainable development and is expanding our municipal services to meet the growing and wide range of developmental needs. Through an inclusive planning process involving community residents and major stakeholders, we have completed the Piqutivut – Building Our Capital feasibility study and business plan, for a new Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Emergency and Protective Services Centre and City Hall.

Iqaluit serves as a gateway to all the Baffin region communities. It is also the gateway to Greenland and points east, Yellowknife and points west, Kuujjuaq and Northern Quebec, Montreal and Ottawa.

Iqaluit is a designated port of entry to Canada for international air and marine transportation. Located at the crossroads of both polar and high North Atlantic air routes, Iqaluit airport can handle any type of aircraft. Our city is a great place to stopover, vacation or choose for your meeting venue, given that we have Nunavut’s largest selection of hotels, B+Bs, restaurants and stores. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy fine dining; including a meal of locally and regionally harvested foods, such as muskox burgers, caribou steaks and pan seared arctic char, in any one of our local restaurants.

The city of Iqaluit also offers plenty of recreation activities for our residents and visitors – so come out and have some fun with us! Check out the Recreation section of this website to see all of the sports and recreation activities going on in the city. In addition to the city run programs, Iqaluit is also a great place for fishing and hiking – either around town or at the Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park. For the more adventurous person, boating, snowmobiling, and kite skiing or hunting are favored activities. Any one of our local outfitters are available to take the most adventurous jet boating or jet skiing or guide people on hiking, snowmobile, dog sled or river raft trips at the Katannilik Park situated between Iqaluit and Kimmirut.

The City of Iqaluit is also rich with Inuit culture: come visit our local Nunatta Sunakkataangit Museum; Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre; or take a boat trip to the local heritage site of Qaummaarvik Park just minutes away from the community. Inuit carvings along with local handicrafts may be purchased in a number of stores or directly from the artisan or their family members as they tour the main hot spots around town.

There are endless opportunities for everyone in our City of Iqaluit. We invite all to enjoy the mixture of small town hospitality and city amenities that make Iqaluit a great place to visit and an even better place to live!

It is a privilege and an honor for me to represent the community of Iqaluit as its Mayor. The city’s Council and Administration will strive to provide excellent services to all its residents and visitors.

We welcome your comments and encourage you to participate fully in our community.

Mayor John Graham

Mission Statement

Working together with our citizens, we will create a sustainable and environmentally responsible Arctic capital.

By respecting our rich historical and cultural heritage, we will succeed in forging a community government that empowers our citizens to participate in positive community development.


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2014 Business Licenses

Applications and information are now available on the Administration Page

Public Service Announcements

April 15th 2014 - Intermittent water outage affecting the Pai Pa Taxi building, all Inuksugait Plaza buildings, as well as buildings 1103 and 1107. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.

The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that City offices will be closed during the Easter weekend. All offices will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday; there will be no water or sewer truck services on those days. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that the road to enter Inuksugait Plaza is closed until further notice. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

The City of Iqaluit would like to advise all motorists and pedestrians of the following traffic safety announcement.
Inuktitut   French   English

News Release - Iqaluit Gassification Project. Further details available below:
Inuktitut-NR   Inuktitut-BG
French-NR  French-BG
English-NR  English-BG
Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS)
The Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) is a new, state-of-the-art technology that significantly reduces the volume of processed waste by thermally decomposing solid waste and oils.

Le microsystème autonome de gazéification (MAGS) constitue une nouvelle technologie de pointe qui réduit considérablement le volume de déchets traités, par la décomposition thermique des déchets solides et des huiles usées.

The City of Iqaluit Recreation Department would like to invite all volunteers to attend the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards Reception on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that the Apex bridge is closed to all traffic until further notice. Further details in Inuktitut, French and English.

2014 Iqaluit Visitors' Guide now available in hardcopy. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

News Release - Council approves 2014 Municipal Budget. Inuktitut  French  English

News Release
- City of Iqaluit receives FCM Sustainable Community Award. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English. Photo

News Release - 2014 Sustainable Communities Award Winners Unveiled. Further details in French and English.

News Release - Iqaluit City Council adopts Iqaluit's first Sustainable Community Plan. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that minor changes have been made when registering spayed or neutered dogs. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

Call for Members at Large for 2014. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.

City Council minutes, agendas, etc.. now available online. Further information available in Inuktitut and English.


Iqaluit Waste Management Project

Sustainable Iqaluit

Sustainable Iqaluit - Moving towards a better long-term future


Visitor's Guide

Map of Iqaluit


City of Iqaluit Recreation

Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide-Inuktitut

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