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Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut formerly known as Broughton Island, is located just off the east coast of Baffin Island 97 km north of Arctic Circle. Although the island is referred to as “the big island” as its Inuktitut name suggests, the island is in fact only 12 km wide by 16 km long. One of the more traditional communities in Nunavut, Qikiqtarjuaq is known for its traditional Inuit and modern clothing, including sealskin parkas and kamiit (boots). Abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery attract visitors to Qikiqtarjuaq.

The northern trailhead of the world renowned Auyuittuq National Park can be accessed via Qikiqtarjuaq. The community offers a range of tours and outfitters for tourists to accommodate the increasing number of Cruise ship that are visiting the community each year. Qikiqtarjuaq is also known as the ‘Iceberg and Diving Capital of Nunavut’. The community has several local certified divers available for hire throughout the diving season.

 

 

 

 
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