Nunavut is immense. It occupies a fifth of Canada. Seeing all of it in one visit is not practical for most visitors. It took thousands of years for the indigenous people of Nunavut to explore its vast expanses and there are still many corners of this beautiful territory that have never been visited by any human beings at all. There are no roads to Nunavut. The 25 separate communities of Nunavut are not connected to each other by highway or by railroad, nor are they connected by road or rail to any other Canadian cities further south.
Most visitors to Nunavut arrive by air travel on regularly scheduled flights that depart from the following cities: Ottawa, Montréal, Winnipeg, Churchill, Edmonton, Calgary, and Yellowknife.
For a few months each summer once the sea ice has cleared, usually by late July or early August, boating between Nunavut communities takes place. Arctic cruise ships begin to arrive into Nunavut waters from southern ports at this time.
There are no roads to Nunavut. The 25 separate communities of Nunavut are not connected to each other by highway or by railroad, nor are they connected by road or rail to any other Canadian cities further south.
Air travel is by far the most common means of transportation to Nunavut and between its distant communities. Visitors to Nunavut can reach the gateway communities of Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay by air travel from any major centre in the world. Booking through a registered Travel Nunavut member will help to save on airfare.