Welcome to Nunavut

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In the Inuit language of Inuktitut, Nunavut means “our land”.  The territory’s nickname/ slogan is “Our land, our strength”.

Nunavut has major borders on the west with the Northwest Territories and on the south with Manitoba. The territory also has a small land border with Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario. With its separation from Northwest Territories on April 1, 2019, Nunavut is Canada’s newest territory. The population of Nunavut is predominantly populated by the Inuits who are known to be very cheerful, friendly and hospitable people. The economy of Nunavut is primarily driven by arts & crafts, mining, shrimp and scallop fishing, hunting and trapping. The territory has almost nine months of winter which has the ground covered with snow most of the year but that does not diminish the fun. You can’t help but love the traditional Inuit culture, festivals and activities such as skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, hunting and fishing tours. Major places of interest are the Naujaat (Repulse Bay)Auyuittuq National ParkSirmilik National ParkWest Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative LimitedPond Inlet and the Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park.

Click on the buttons below to learn more about Nunavut and get more details about settling down in the territory.

 

 

Official Flag

The purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) – Floral Emblem

The Canadian Inuit dog (Canis familiaris borealis) – Official Animal

The rock ptarmigan (Lagopus Mutus) – Official Bird

Photo credit: www.canada.ca;  Places of attraction: www.us-keepexploring.canada.travel