Art And Culture Of Nunavut


Nunavut is the newest and largest territory of Canada. Located to northernmost area, Nunavut is least populous territory and is well known for its art and culture. The island is famous for its indigenous Inuit people’s artwork, handmade clothing and carvings. You can find such beautiful artwork at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in the capital, Iqaluit, on Baffin Island.
Nunavut is an Artic territory. Its islands have expanses of tundra and craggy mountains. The villages here are very remote and can be accessible only by boat or plane. The predominantly Inuit population makes the island rich with aboriginal art and culture.
On a warm summer day the community carvers sit outside to create warm creations from the sculptor’s hands. Stone carvings from Cape Dorset have been gifted to kings, popes and presidents. Cape Dorset is world famous for Inuit prints. Along with Cape Dorset, the scenic community of Pangnirtung is worth visiting where you can watch weavers at work in a unique tapestry studio.
Iqaluit is a territorial capital and is world famous creative hub nestled with several art boutiques. The well-stocked Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum is world famous here where you can explore the beautiful artworks of Nunavut. The sleek lines of traditional Inuit sled are worth attractive in the Legislative Assembly. Here you can explore the masterpieces like sceptre carved from narwhal tusk ivory.
If you love hearing traditional throat singing and watching drum dancing, the best season to Iqaluit is during Toonki Tyme in spring. Here tourists enjoy playing Inuit games like kneel jump, knuckle hop, Alaskan high kick, one foot high kick, two foot high kick, Musox push, Mushox fight, back push, leg wrestle, etc. You too can enjoy playing variety of games along with world famous soccer, baseball, etc. The games entertain for longer hours and especially during the period of darkness. Outdoor adventures like canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking, bird watching, dog sledding, floe edge, igloo building, etc. can be enjoyed greatly I Nunavut.
July is yet another period when you can enjoy the Art Festival of Nunavut. The Nunavut Art Festival is listed as the top best main annual events and festival in Canada. Film, music and dance are the main attractions of the Nunavut Art Festival.
Reasons To Visit Nunavut
• Inuit games are very interesting to play and enjoy
• Visiting Iqaluit’s Nunatta Sunakutaangit Museum to explore outstanding artworks, paintings and local carvings
• Listening to throat singing
• Arctic hip-hop circus is truly exciting
• Drum dancing and Northern break-dancing is worth memorable
• Explore the superb stone carving and stone carvers in Cape Dorset
• Dinning on Caribou stew
Weather Of Nunavut
Spring is the best season to visit Nunavut. It is chilled in the evening and is truly best season to explore Nunavut. For those who love to enjoy sunny days, the best time to visit Nunavut is from May through August.
Visiting Nunavut is really a unique holiday experience. It’s a place where you can find untouched landscapes, amazing wildlife, ancient tradition, outstanding artwork and splendid carvings. It’s a place where you can enjoy the thrills of amazing adventures sports.