Historical Attractions in Nunavut with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Nunavut!)

Nunavut is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in Nunavut  that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Nunavut’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Nunavut when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

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    Iqaluit

    Families with older kids are welcome to sit in the public galleries to observe any Legislative Chamber proceedings, plus free tours are available by arrangement.

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  • Arctic Kingdom

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    Iqaluit

    offers a high class range of guided and tailored expeditions focussing on wildlife and iconic regional activities. Fantastic range.

  • Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

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    Iqaluit

    Explore regional collections of historic ceramics, porcelain and pottery plus stone, bone and ivory carvings, as well as textiles and tapestries, plus period costumes and multi media exhibits.

  • Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre

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    Iqaluit

    You can not only pick up tourist advice and information here to help plan your trip but also visit a series of educational presentations, plus an introduction to the archaeological features of the ...

  • Auyuittuq National Park

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    Pangnirtung

    Sweeping glaciers and polar sea ice meet jagged granite mountains in Auyuittuq National Park, where families can enjoy scenic hiking and skiing.

  • Wood Buffalo National Park

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    Fort Smith

    As part of Canada's system of national parks and national historic sites, Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada is our country's largest national park and one of the largest in the world. It protects ...

  • Quttinirpaaq National Park

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    Iqaluit

    During the brief arctic summer on Quttinirpaaq, the sun remains high in the sky bathing the land in continuous daylight. There is no darkness to mark the passage of time telling you when to sleep and ...

  • Sirmilik National Park

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    Pond Inlet

    Comprising 3 varying land areas for a glorious mix of terrain and activities including hiking and camping, boating and bird watching.

  • Ukkusiksalik National Park

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    Repulse Bay

    Named after the soapstone found within its boundaries, the park includes 20 500 km2 of eskers, mudflats, cliffs, rolling tundra banks and unique coastal regions. Over 500 archaeological sites have ...

  • Katannilik Territorial Park

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    Baffin

    A truly stunning Canadian outdoor experience for the active and adventurous family, in one of the most remote and spectacular parts of Canada.