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Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre

220 Sinaa St., Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0, Canada
+1 867-979-4636
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An essential visit

This visitor center, with local exhibits and a knowledgable staff, is an excellent place to start a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravisTripper
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Austin, Texas
Helped by Tourist information centre.

I was not able to make contact with the B&B that had been organised in Iqaluit. I went to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MichaelF12
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Harvey, Australia
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The Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre is centrally located in the capital of the Nunavut territory in Canada, Iqaluit. We serve as a regional information centre for the Qikiqtani (Baffin) region of Nunavut and the entire territory. Visitors can receive all the information and materials they need to plan a trip or learn about the destinations they are travelling to in the territory. We also have many beautiful displays of Inuit art, artifacts and dioramas of Arctic life (including many Arctic animals and scenery). We offer cultural programming throughout the year including movie nights, guest speakers, the Inuit Art Experience, various workshops and much more. Our staff of Information Counsellors are here at your service to answer your questions about travel, history, culture and this beautiful land we call Nunavut. The Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre is operated by Nunavut Tourism for the Government of Nunavut.
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220 Sinaa St., Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This visitor center, with local exhibits and a knowledgable staff, is an excellent place to start a visit to Iqaluit. I was able to learn a lot about the area and the people, and they'll also help arrange local excursions with tour providers.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not able to make contact with the B&B that had been organised in Iqaluit. I went to the Tourist Information Centre for help.They went above and beyond to make contact with the owner and organized my stay. Many thanks to the staff at...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

As a southerner, I find we don’t know a lot about the peoples and cultures of northern Canada. I really appreciated how the centre displayed and told the story of the land, the different Inuit cultures (I didn’t realize there was more than one!), the...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed discussing the town with the staff. They give good suggestions for shopping and hikes. They also show some videos of the region and have interesting displays of local culture.

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Reviewed May 24, 2018

The visitor centre isn't very large, but it is a wonderful place to visit. There are all sorts of interesting things to look at and it helps provide some perspective on Inuit life.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

We had a nice visit to the visitors centre. The staff member who helped us was knowledgeable and gave us useful documentation

1  Thank rhudson2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

The displays were excellent and the girls at the front was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions!

1  Thank fish14_tdf
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

As many times as I’ve been here I always learn something new! The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful! Lots of information for newcomers and returnees to the community! Library inside and open on select days and hours. Washroom available for customers of the visitor...More

2  Thank saskyglenny
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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Note to Trip Advisor - sorry, I incorrectly identified this as the museum. Please remove that review. This place has lots to see, is easy to navigate. It has artwork and historical info at all levels of understanding & interest. I hope to return when...More

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Aaron W, Manager at Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Thank you for stopping in at Unikkaarvik. We often get mixed up with the Nunatta Museum which is next door. Always worth a visit to both!

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

friendly,helpful staff-interesting.well kept museum-interesting facts and animal descriptions-arctic plants and vegetation

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Aaron W, Manager at Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Thank you for the review. We do our best to keep the Visitor Centre in great shape. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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