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.
2015 Business LicensesApplications and information are now available on the Administration Page
Public Service AnnouncementsDecember 17, 2014
- The City of Iqaluit Public Works department would like to advise
residents that there is a temporary road closure along the Paipa taxi
dispatch building on MIVVIK Street leading up to the Iqaluit airport.
Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
December 16, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to advise residents of their business hours during the upcoming holidays. Inuktitut French English
December 12, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit is presently recruiting for a Chief Administrative Officer who will direct daily administrative operations and provide long-term strategic leadership for the City.
December 12, 2014
- The City of Iqaluit Public Works department would like to advise
residents that the Apex Bridge will be closed for maintenance starting
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 8:00 am and will re-open on Sunday,
December 14th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Further details available in Inuktitut, French, and English.
December 11, 2014 -
The City of Iqaluit would like to advise all residents that there is a
water shutdown effective immediately to repair a water main break from
AV216 to AV238. Further details available in Inuktitut and English.
December 4, 2014 - The Annual Iqaluit Christmas Parade will take place this Saturday, December 6th,
2014 at 12:00 leaving from Nakasuk School, through four corners and
ending at the Arctic Winter Games Arena. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
December 3, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit Mayor Mary Wilman is
pleased to announce the observance of the International Day of Persons
with Disabilities (IDPD). Further details availabe in Inuktitut, French and English.
December 2, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit is pleased to announce
that both the Sustainability Coordinator and Economic Development
Officer are working together with Iqalummiut to create a 2015
Beautification Plan in three steps. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
November 24, 2014 - City Council is looking for residents interested in serving as Members-at-Large in 2015. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
Cardboard and Household Wastes Collection Schedule from October through the end of December 2014. French English
October 23, 2014 - The City of Iqaluit would like to remind all
drivers to use caution and follow safe driving practices when on City
roads. Further details available in Inuktitut, French and English.
September 26, 2014 -
The City of Iqaluit Public Works department would like to advise
residents of a minor change in dates of household waste collection for
some housing units. 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 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.
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
Iqaluit Waste Management Project
Sustainable Iqaluit - Moving towards a better long-term future
Map of Iqaluit
City of Iqaluit Recreation
Recreation Guide - French