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Qikiqtani General Hospital.

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Iqaluit home to 7,000 people living at the end of Frobisher Bay. It is Canada’s newest capital city and Nunavut’s government, services and transportation hub. Like many modern cities, it has a choice of hotels, dining, specialty food, shopping, exercise and recreation, galleries, festivals, and a movie theatre. Like many Nunavut communities, it is rich in Inuit culture. Iqaluit is an important centre for those who love arts and crafts. It is a great place to find artistic treasures such as carvings, tapestries, sculpture, and paintings. The local landscape consists of gentle rolling treeless hills which come alive with wildflowers in the summer as wildflowers.

Iqaluit is home to the territory’s only substantial French population and has a French-language school, community centre and radio station. http://www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca/apps/fusebox/index.php?fa=c.splash

Fast Facts:

  • Community name means - Place of Many Fish
  • Population 58% Inuit, 42% non-Inuit
  • Eastern time zone
  • Direct flights from Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Yellowknife
  • Banks – Royal Bank and CBIC
  • Alcohol – cannot be purchased outside licensed restaurants, bars and private clubs
  • Taxi service
  • High speed Internet
  • Post office
  • Library
  • Nunavut Arctic College main campus
  • Community Learning Centre operated by Nunavut Arctic College
  • Post office
  • North Mart and a variety of retail stores
  • Qikiqtani Hospital – 24-hour ambulance service; outpatient clinic
  • Optical outlet; dental clinics; pharmacies.
  • Anglican Church; Roman Catholic Church; Pentecostal Church; and a number of worship groups that meet in homes