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Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre

220 Sinaa St., Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0, Canada
+1 867-979-4636
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So much to learn!!

As many times as I’ve been here I always learn something new! The staff are very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
saskyglenny
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Edmonton, Canada
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Loved the Visitor’s Centre

Note to Trip Advisor - sorry, I incorrectly identified this as the museum. Please remove that... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
BirdBrain2011
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Cambridge, Canada
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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 5 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 November 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 1 December 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 2 October 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 1 December 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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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Free wifi. Friendly staff. Some great exhibits to get a little bit of education. We hung around to watch a short video that was playing and then headed off with the map the staff provided.

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Unikkaarvik. Thank you for the review!

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for visitors to visit to learn about Iqaluit's history. They have great displays. Lots of crafts. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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

Your compliments have been passed on to the staff. Thank you!

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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Free admission and a few exhibitions inside to help welcome you to Iqaluit and introduce you to Nunavut history and culture. A good spot to find out information. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank adventuretraveller40
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Aaron W, Manager at Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you for the compliments. We do our best and I will make sure to pass on the message to the staff.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Their exhibits are very interesting - I love seeing the tools made from bone. Well-spaced and well explained. I definitely recommend a visit to this centre.

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

Glad you enjoyed the exhibit. Thank you!

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

a breath taking experience. if you visit Iqaluit, this should be on your list #1. lots of history and much to learn about this community, land and people.

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

Thank you so much for the review. Glad you enjoyed visiting Unikkaarvik!

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is one of the best orientations i have ever experienced. The guide/ Visitor Centre manager was wildly enthusiastic about his centre. The information he shared was informative and a times very personal. You feld like he was sharing his life experiences with you in...More

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

Thank you very much. We try to give an authentic interpretation of the exhibit. Glad you had a great experience at Unikkaarvik!

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

The centre provides a broad introduction to Nunavut and to the Inuit. It has a very interesting mix of authentic pieces (actual stuffed animals, artifacts and tools) and very informative displays that combine photos, maps and text. It also has some fine examples of Inuit...More

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

Glad you had a good experience at Unikkaarvik. Thanks!

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