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
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 Deputy Mayor. The city’s Council and
Administration will strive to provide excellent services to all its residents
We welcome your comments and encourage you
to participate fully in our community.
Deputy Mayor Mary Wilman
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.
2014 Business LicensesApplications and information are now available on the Administration Page
Public Service AnnouncementsSeptember 15, 2014 - Acting
Mayor Mary Wilman today announced that as of September 12, 2014, Mr.
John Hussey is no longer Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the
City of Iqaluit. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.
September 12, 2014
- The City of Iqaluit would like to advise of an emergency water
shutdown that is affecting buildings 2694 and 2696. Further details available.
September 8, 2014
- The City of Iqaluit would like to inform residents that fire-fighting
operations are progressing on schedule. The fire crews are now heading
into the most dangerous portion due to the high heat and height of the
burning pile. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that City Council
Meeting #24 scheduled for Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 will be held at
St. Jude's Parish Hall. Inuktitut English
September 5, 2014
- The City of Iqaluit fire department with the combined expertise of
personnel from contract personnel (Hellfire Suppression Services and
Global Forensics Inc.) are continuing to extinguish the fire at the
Iqaluit landfill site. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
September 5, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise
residents that the Recreation Department will be hosting the annual
Mass Registration on Saturday September 6th. This event will be held
from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Inuksuk High School. Mass Registration offers
an opportunity for residents to come out and see what Iqaluit has to
offer! Iqaluit's clubs and community organizations gather under one
roof to show what they're about and take registration for fall and
winter programs. Come check it out!
September 5, 2014
- The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that applications
are currently being accepted for members at large on the City's
Disabilities Advisory Committee. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
September 3, 2014
- The City of Iqaluit utilador department is performing a planned water
shutdown on Thursday, September 4, 2014 starting at 7:00 p.m. Further
details available in English.
September 3, 2014 - West-40 Iqaluit Landfill site closed until further notice. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
August 28, 2014
- The City of Iqaluit with the combined expertise of personnel from
various Local, Federal and contract personnel (Hellfire Suppression
Services and Global Forensics Inc.) initiated the actions to extinguish
the fire at the Iqaluit Landfill today, Thursday, August 28, 2014. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.
August 26, 2014 -
The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that their offices
will be closed and there will be no water or sewer truck services on
Monday, September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day Holiday; please conserve
water. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
August 25, 2014
-The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that there will be
a Taxi Review Board meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
in Council Chambers at City Hall. Inuktitut English
August 20, 2014
- In response to the acute situation of our current landfill and the
pressures of the landfill fire, the City of Iqaluit is advising
residents to begin to separate their garbage. Further details available
in Inuktitut, French and English.
August 20, 2014
- The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that there may be
temporary road closures at the West-40 area leading up to the causeway
area, in Iqaluit starting Monday, August 25 until Tuesday, September
30, 2014, or if necessary, until further notice. Further details
available in Inuktitut, French and English.
August 20, 2014
- The City of Iqaluit is holding a public information session with a
focus on the City's plan to extinguish the smoldering fire at the
landfill. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
UPDATE: The age range for Skate Camp 2014 has been expanded to 8-14 years of age.
City of Iqaluit would like to inform residents that the Iqaluit
Skatepark is hosting its annual Skate Camp, a week long program for
children and youth age 8 to 14. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
City of Iqaluit Recreation department is hosting a MIDNIGHT MADNESS
EVENT at the Iqaluit Skatepark for youth (Ages 13 to 18) on Friday,
August 22, 2014. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
The City of Iqaluit is implementing changes in collection and processing of household waste.
July 31, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents of a
road closure affecting access to Ungalliqpaat Crescent. Further details
available in Inuktitut and English.
23, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that all
household garbage is required to be placed in large garbage bags and
not placed into garbage bins in the small, white plastic grocery store
bags. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
The Draft Development Scheme for Iqaluit's next neighborhood is open
for public review until August 30th, 2014. In the Fall of 2014 the
draft will go to council for approval, with a lot draw tentatively
scheduled for early 2016. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.
Draft Development Scheme - Inuktitut
Draft Development Scheme - English
City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents of a road closure
impacting access to Ungalliqpaat Crescent. Further details available in
Inuktitut and English.
13, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise their residents of
a motion that was brought forward at regular City Council meeting No.
13 regarding the landfill fire. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents of the following municipal services rate increases effective May 1st, 2014. Inuktitut English
6th, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents that
Environment Canada and Health Canada are working together to provide
monitoring services to support the Government of Nunavut and the City
of Iqaluit regarding the dump fire. Inuktitut English
News Release - Iqaluit Gassification Project. Further details available below:
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.
Iqaluit Waste Management Project
Sustainable Iqaluit - Moving towards a better long-term future
Map of Iqaluit
City of Iqaluit Recreation
Recreation Guide - French