capiyals of the territories
by Lionel Lefebvre
Iqaluit Nunavut Canada
YOU GIVE THE WEATHER OF THE 10 PROVINCIAL CAPITALS AND YELLOWNIFE ... BUT YOU TOTALLY NEGLEC IQUALUIT,
YOU ARE INSULTING QUITE A FEW PEAPLEBarry's Response
- I'm not sure what weather website you're using, Lionel, but the city name is spelled Iqaluit. See if you find it easier that way.
Nunavut's capital, Iqaluit, is on Baffin Island, the largest Arctic island. The community has a little over 6000 people, and older Canadians may remember it as Frobisher Bay. A typical Arctic year only has a couple frost-free months and there's permafrost, so tall trees don't grow there.
Environment Canada, however, does provide latest observations and a 5-day forecast for Iqaluit, NU. See it at https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/nu-21_metric_e.htmll - Although the place is quite isolated, it does deserve the same federal services as any other. They have an airport, after all.
The graphs on this page give an apt description of the more information now.
local climate in Iqaluit as well - https://weatherspark.com/averages/28242/Iqaluit-Nunavut-CanadaSearch
this site for more Canadian information now.
There is a fascinating variety of things to see in Iqaluit.
Let's take a closer look:
- Plants: 🌿 Iqaluit's rugged landscape is home to some hardy and beautiful plants. Wildflowers like Arctic poppies, purple saxifrage, and yellow buttercups brighten up the tundra in the summer. Mosses and lichens cover the rocks like cozy blankets, creating a lush carpet. You might even see some dwarf willow and Arctic cotton grass waving! 🌼
- Iqaluit's fauna 🦊 is just as exciting as its flora! Be on the lookout for majestic creatures like the Arctic fox, with its thick, fluffy white coat, and the Arctic hare, which is lightning fast. 🐰 But Iqaluit also has incredible marine life!
If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a majestic beluga whale swimming gracefully in the nearby waters. 🐳
- Don't forget the birds! 🕊️ During the warmer months, you'll see migratory birds like snow geese and ducks, as well as the iconic Arctic tern. Even in the city, nature surrounds you in Iqaluit. Iqaluit is a great place to experience the Arctic!
You can immerse yourself in the fascinating culture and breathtaking natural beauty of the Canadian North in this city.
- Discover the rich Inuit culture and heritage in Iqaluit. Interact with friendly locals, take part in traditional activities, and learn about age-old customs. Throughout the year, Iqaluit hosts cultural events and festivals that attract visitors looking for an authentic experience. Nunavut Day showcases the vibrant local culture and gives you a chance to get involved.
- Also Iqaluit's museums and cultural centers offer tourists an opportunity to learn about the region's history, environment, and challenges. Visitors can also buy unique Inuit arts and crafts as souvenirs, such as intricate carvings and beautiful textiles.
- Iqaluit's scenery is stunning, with vast tundra, rugged mountains, and ice-capped fjords. Natural landscapes make for great nature photography and a sense of tranquility away from the city. Embark on an Arctic adventure for thrills and excitement. The snow-covered landscapes, from early October to the end of May,
are perfect for dogsledding, ice fishing, and even watching the Northern Lights.
- Iqaluit offers an escape from large city life. You can feel connected to nature in the vastness and serenity of the Arctic wilderness. Enjoy Wildlife cruises: Tourists come to Iqaluit to see whales, seals, and seabirds listed above amid the stunning Arctic scenery on Arctic wildlife cruises.
Tourists come to Iqaluit for a unique combination of cultural immersion, Arctic exploration, and captivating wildlife encounters.