Wishing Nunavut a Happy 20th Birthday

IQUALIT

Children celebrate Nunavut Day in Iqualit during 2018 celebrations. Iqualit is the capital of Nunavut. (Photo Courtesy Bordine Boddie)

Today is Nunavut Day and this year Nunavut is celebrating 20 years as Canada’s newest territory. Festivities in Iqaluit include a chili cook-off, face painting and a bouncy castle. The band Northern Haze will be performing at the Storehouse Bar tonight.

In honour of Nunavut Vacay.ca is sharing a few snapshots from different regions of the territory. Nunavut is a part of our country that doesn’t get even a fraction of the attention it deserves and it is our hope that Canadians will add the territory to their list of places to visit in 2020.

Happy Birthday Nunavut! From your friends at Vacay.ca and our readers, we wish you many more years of peace, prosperity and safe travels.

CAPE DORSET

An artist works on his latest creation. (Photo Courtesy Alecia Boddie)

PANGNIRTUNG

Hudson’s Bay Company continues to wave the flag. (Alecia Boddie)

AUYUITTUQ NATIONAL PARK

The breathtaking Akshayuk Trail in Auyuittuq National Park. Sirmilik, Qausuittuq and Ukkusiksalik National Park are three other parks visitors can check out in Nunavut. (Photo Courtesy Parks Canada)

SYLVIA GRINNELL TERRITORIAL PARK

This park is just 1km away from Iqualit. (Photo Courtesy Bordine Boddie)

KIMMIRUT

At one time this town was a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post and a RCMP post. (Alecia Boddie)

CAPE DORSET

Another awesome reason to visit Cape Dorset. Sunsets. (Photo Courtesy Alecia Boddie)

– With thanks to Alecia and Bordine Boddie.

MORE ABOUT NUNAVUT

Travel Nunavut Website: www.nunavuttourism.com/
Visitor Information: 1-866-686-2888
Email: info@nunavuttourism.com

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Rod has previously worked for Canoe.ca and is currently freelancing for Huffington Post Travel. He’s also written travel articles for the Toronto Star and Up! Magazine. Living in Toronto but raised in the small central Ontario village of Holstein, Rod is a country boy at heart who has never met a farmer’s market he didn’t like.