BougeBouge welcomes you to Nunavut. Nunavut, which means « our land » in Inuktitut, covers more than 2 million km2 and has a population of approximately 35,944, of which approximately 85% are Inuit. It is the largest and northernmost territory in Canada and the fifth largest administrative division in the world! The people of Nunavut, Nunavummiut, live in 25 communities scattered throughout the territory, most of them in the capital, Iqaluit, which has a population of approximately 7,740. Through political activism, a small, marginalized Aboriginal group has been able to peacefully establish a government that it controls within the Canadian state. In this way, they are taking control of their territory, their resources and their future. Most of the land in Nunavut is bare, rocky and treeless. They are called tundras. It is simply the « true North »!
Now you’re in Iqaluit, which means « where there are lots of fish » in the Inuit language! It is the capital of Nunavut. The city is both the departure and arrival point for the majority of trips in the Region. Here you will find traditional Inuit culture through the many festivals that are organized in the city, as well as locally-run arts and crafts events. English and Inuktitut are the two most commonly used languages in Iqaluit. Skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, hunting, fishing and berry picking are outdoor activities that are part of the daily life of the residents. It’s time to head to Frobisher Bay which is THE destination of choice for kite skiing in the winter. Be careful, you will certainly see a good number of snowmobilers as it is a real playground for them. Fishing, kayaking, water hiking, diving, day trips or city tours, there are many activities to choose from. You have a wide range of choices!