Capital City Scavenger Hunt: Iqaluit, Nunavut


Capital City Scavenger Hunt: Iqaluit, Nunavut

Apr 26, 2022

We're keeping the scavenger hunt train a-chugging, and this time it stops in Iqaluit, Nunavut!

Fun fact: Nunavut and I share a birthday. 

But there's way more to Iqaluit, Nunavut, than a useless fact about a person you don't even know!

For this hunt, you and your little ones will be on the lookout for amazing architecture, Indigenous art and many more items hiding in plain sight!

When you're at the airport, you can cross an item off your list: the old "yellow submarine" airport terminal — a very striking all-yellow building. Or try your luck finding a stop sign, which features Inuktitut syllabics — just like our printable scavenger hunt!

And there's more! You'll be on the lookout for pickup trucks and satellites as you walk on over to the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum. You'll know you're there when you see its eye-catching red and white exterior. 

If you need help with a map of places to start, there's one at the bottom of this page. 

Not in Iqaluit?

I know not everyone is flying out to places these days, but I don't want that to stop you from having a great time with this scavenger hunt (and the eight more to come!). Here are some thoughts to make Iqaluit come to you: 

  • Print out the printable below and cut out each item. If you don't have a printer, check out your local library.
  • Once you've cut out each item, hide the items around your home, some in trickier places than others. If you have access to some outdoor space (backyard, public park, etc.), choose a nice day and hide them outside. 
  • When your little ones are done collecting the items (either print out a second sheet for them to keep track, or have the printable up on a device), it's a great opportunity to research some of the landmarks on Google Maps. What do the items look like in real life?
  • After that, if any of the items inspire questions from your kids, do a bit of further research with them. Each scavenger hunt is an invitation to honour and celebrate places across Canada! 

Ready to start searching? Check out the printables below!



We hope you enjoy looking for all of these iconic Iqaluit items! If your family gets out and hunts for these local treasures, tag @cbckidsca and @cbcnorth on Instagram

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