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Just as in the provinces of Canada, the territories offer a wealth of popular and very different events and festivals every year.

The largest of three territories in Canada, Nunavut is known for its aboriginal heritage, Arctic landscape and several parks and events and festivals that include:

Toonik Tyme Festival
Early April
Iqaluit, Nunavut (NU)

Top Events Canada A community tradition for more than 45 years, Toonik Tyme is Iqaluit's annual spring festival celebrating both the culture of the community and the return of spring to the region with a week of celebrations including snowmobile races, Inuit games, traditional Inuit activities, igloo building, dog team races, scavenger hunts and a craft fair, Inuit games, and a seal skinning contest.

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Kugluktuk Nattiq Frolics
mid April
Kugluktuk, Nunavut (NU)

Top Events Canada Held in Kugluktuk, the westernmost community in Nunavut at the mouth of the Coppermine River, the Nattiq Frolics is an increasingly popular celebration of old traditions heralding the return of spring. Highlights of the festival include many sporting events from pond hockey, archery, snowmobile races, fishing derbies as well as a parade at the start of all the fun, traditional dress competitions, bingo, a bazaar, and a monster poker rally.

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Omingmak Frolics
mid May
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut (NU)

Top Events Canada A festival to celebrate spring, the Omingmak Frolics is a long time tradition for Ikaluktutiak that features a popular parade around town with floats from all sorts of Cam Bay organizations during which free candy is tossed to those watching and enjoying the parade and which concludes with the crowning of the official Frolics King and Queen, and followed by a live show with Iqaluit blues rockers and much more.

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Alianait Arts Festival
end June
Iqaluit, Nunavut (NU)

Top Events Canada The Alianait Arts Festival is a showcase of the arts, featuring music, theatre, film, storytelling, circus, dance and visual artists from Nunavut, Canada and the world. The Festival just celebrated its' 10th anniversary and is described as “the hottest, coolest event at the top of the world!!” 

Check out their website for more information on this exciting northern festival at

Nunavut Arts & Crafts Festival
end June to beginning July
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut (NU)

Top Events Canada The Nunavut Arts & Crafts Festival features 26 visual artists, one from each Nunavut community, coming together to celebrate art through film workshops, art displays and interactive demonstrations, theatre productions, and concerts

Click here for more details about the Nunavut Arts & Crafts Festival or visit the the Nunavut Arts Festival web site at

Nunavut Day

July 9
Nunavut (NU)

Top Events Canada Celebrating the creation of the territory of Nunavut in 1993, Nunavut Day attracts hundreds of people to take part in traditional Inuit activities like throat singing, square dancing, fiddle music, games, and many other traditional competitions, as well as enjoying community feasts with traditional and local foods including muskox burgers, caribou, seal, local fish, tea and bannock

For more information about Nunavut Day see:

Northwest Passage Marathon
mid July
Somerset Island, Nunavut (NU)

Top Events Canada – Marathons Known as one of the world’s toughest marathons, and North America’s northernmost marathon, the Northwest Passage Marathon is a rough, wilderness trail across rough terrain against the backdrop of the magnificent Northwest Passage on Somerset Island.

Click here for more details about the Northwest Passage Marathon or visit Nunavut Tourism at:


Inummarit Music Festival
Arviat, Nunavut (NU)

Top Events Canada Featuring four days of top quality music and all sorts of entertainment, the the south Nunavut community of Arviat hosts the lively Inummarit Music Festival complete with 4 days of singing and entertainment. The Inummarit Music Festival has been named as one the top summer events in Nunavut and is recognized as one of the top summer events in Canada.

For more about the Inummarit Music Festival see:

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