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  Qikiqtarjuaq    
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  Population: 550
Region: Qikiqtani
Time Zone: Eastern
Postal Code: X0A 0B0
Weather: Environment Canada

Qikiqtarjuaq, formerly known as Broughton Island, is located just off the east coast of Baffin Island. Although the island is referred to as “the big island” as its Inuktitut name suggests, the island is in fact only 12 km wide by 16 km long. One of the more traditional communities in Nunavut, Qikiqtarjuaq is known for its traditional Inuit and modern clothing, including sealskin parkas and kamiit (boots).

Abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery attract visitors to Qikiqtarjuaq. The northern trailhead of the world renowned Auyuittuq National Park can be accessed via Qikiqtarjuaq. As a result, the community offers a wide range of tours and outfitters for tourists.

Qikiqtarjuaq is also known as the ‘Iceberg and Diving Capital of Nunavut’. The community has eleven local certified divers available for hire throughout the diving season.


   
       
  Getting There    
  First Air operates flights from Iqaluit to Qikiqtarjuaq Monday
through Friday. Kenn Borek Air operates flights from Iqaluit to Qikiqtarjuaq Monday through Saturday. Please check with airlines for schedule changes.