Visiting Iqaluit: Shopping

NNSL Staff | Iqaluit
February 17, 2016

You don’t need to worry about finding what you need in Iqaluit – as the territorial capital and transportation hub of Baffin Island, the city boasts all the conveniences of a southern centre. That said, because items must be flown in or shipped up by barge in the summer, goods and services are more expensive than in other Canadian cities.

While you might have to pay more due to the remote location, you can still find everything you need. Grocery stores sell all the staples, and even offer clothing and fresh cut flowers! You’ll find stores that specialize in fur and sealskin clothing, that sell parkas, mitts, hats and headbands. Traditional games, made of bone, antler and ivory, are also available for purchase. Most retail locations and restaurants accept debit and credit cards, and Iqaluit itself has three banks with 24-hour ATM machines.

Grocery

Arctic Ventures – 192 Queen Elizabeth II Way

Baffin Canners – 1095 Qamaniqtuaq Street

NorthMart – 228 Queen Elizabeth II Way

Hockey Equipment

NorthMart – 228 Queen Elizabeth II Way

Skate Sharpening

AWG Arena – 2804 Niaqunngusiariaq

Canadrill – 1500 Federal Road

Flowers

Baffin Flowers & Gifts – 1085 Mivvik Street

Gifts

Nunavut Carvings

Carvings Nunavut

Arctic Ventures – 192 Queen Elizabeth II Way

Baffin Flowers & Gifts – 1085 Mivvik Street

Carvings Nunavut – 626 Queen Elizabeth Way

Iqaluit Airport Store – 1126 Mivvik Street

Iqaluit Fine Arts Studio – 1809 Kakivak Court

Malikkaat – 611 Queen Elizabeth Way

Northern Collectables – 1324 Ulu Lane

NorthMart – 228 Queen Elizabeth II Way

Nunavut Sunakkutaangit Museum – 212 Sinaa Street

Rannva – 3102 Aiggilii Aqqut, Apex

Country Food

DJ Specialties – 343 Kuugalaaq Street

Nunavut Country Food – 158 Nipisa Street