Iqaluit, Nunavut

Iqaluit, Nunavut

Nunavut, which means “our land” in Inuktitut, the Inuit language, is Canada’s largest territory, representing one-fifth of Canada’s land mass. Nunavut was a part of the Northwest Territories until 1999, when it became a separate Canadian territory.

The province is located in Canada’s Arctic Circle and is made up of a mainland and many islands in the Arctic Ocean. Nunavut counts roughly 36,500 residents living in 25 communities ranging in population from 130 to over 6,500 in the Capital, Iqaluit. Native peoples of Inuit origin represent about 85 percent of the population, and form the foundation of the Territory’s culture. About 50 percent of Nunavut’s residents are under the age of 25. Located well into the Arctic, the average temperature in Nunavut in January is -30°C and in July is 10°C. Because of its latitude, the capital Iqaluit experiences 24 hours of daylight per day in June, and six hours per day in December.

Smoking Weed in Nunavut

All cannabis sales are conducted through online transactions regulated by the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NLCC). In Nunavut, online sales are the only option as of now to purchase cannabis in the territory. The government does plan to make products accessible at a retail level but it is not certain when that will be.
It is legal to consume cannabis within a private residence as well as any public place that tobacco smoking and vaping is already permitted. Consumption of cannabis is illegal in vehicles, schools and hospitals.

At this time, no cannabis consumption establishments are allowed

Why buy weed online?

 Can’t find any good bud in Nunavut? That’s not surprising as there are only two online retailers and no physical retail stores. Use a mail order marijuana service such as Weed Cargo, to get your hands on your favorite green goodies. We carry a large selection that other online retailers may not have — from indica, sativa, hybrid weed, edibles, CBD oils, and so much more.

Discover Nunavut

Whether you’ve smoked your freshly delivered weed, or eaten some edibles, in this list, we have put together some things to do in Nunavut:


Nunavut’s Capital, Iqaluit, is where most trips to the territory begin and end. Traditional Inuit culture can be seen everywhere, from the city’s fantastic arts and crafts, to the many festivals it hosts, to the artists, musicians, and filmmakers that live there. Check out one of its three territorial parks, each home to unbelievable scenery, beautiful natural features, and many archeological artifacts dating back to the ancient Thule people. Go and enjoy the many outdoor activities in the capital — like skiing, snowmobiling, dogsledding, hunting, fishing, and berry picking.

Auyuittuq National Park

Auyuittuq National Park is dominated by glaciers, rugged mountains, and rivers. Order weed online and follow the 95-kilometre Akshayuk Pass, a traditional Inuit travel corridor that crosses the park. We can’t all take on 95-kilometre trips, so you can also do day hikes to the Arctic Circle, or tackle the terrain via dogsled or snowmobile. If you’re going to visit one thing in the park, make it Mount Thor. The mountain has the world’s highest vertical drop, at 1250 meters. It’s really something to behold.

Pond Inlet

If you’re going to visit the scenic hamlet of Pond Inlet, make sure it’s for the narwahls. These unicorns of the sea famously pass through the inlet in large pods, creating an incomparable wildlife viewing experience. Pond Inlet is also a great place to see other wildlife in the spring. Immerse yourself in the local culture and history, from a local theatre group to a variety of archeological digs. And if you love to get outside, the icebergs, glaciers, mountains, and fjords that characterize the entire territory of Nunavut are all close by. Make sure to explore some ice caves, or check out the hoodoos—tall, thin rock formations.

Naujaat (Repulse Bay)

Naujaat, which means “nesting place for seagulls” in the local Inuktitut language, sits near a cliff area where seagulls are born each year in June. Only about 1,050 people live in Naujaat, meaning they’re greatly outnumbered by the birds and other local wildlife. Rolling hills, beautiful inlets, and Arctic tundra form a landscape that tends to experience some pretty cold weather. Dab in some concentrates bought from Weed Cargo to keep yourself warm. In the warmer months, you can go fishing, ATV riding, hiking, kayaking, and, of course, birdwatching.