OPENING SPRING 2020
The Aqsarniit Hotel and Conference Centre is a 100% Inuit-Owned company of Qikiqtaaluk Corporation. Extensive care and second-to-none attention has been put into every detail of the hotel to showcase the spectacular people, art, and landscape that exemplify Canada’s Arctic. Qikiqtaaluk Corporation and the 15,500 Inuit we represent is proud to present this modern and bold development and welcome you to come and experience the beauty of our land, and the richness of our culture.
94 luxury guestrooms (including 12 suites)
80 seat dining room
186 seat lounge
6,300 square foot conference centre
Lobby with snacks & sundries
Located in Nunavut’s capital city, Iqaluit, the Aqsarniit Hotel and Conference Centre will serve as a hub meeting place for Nunavut. The Hotel welcomes the international Arctic conference community, the organizers of national meetings, and Nunavummiut to book their events. The ballroom is divisible into three rooms and will offer state of the art lighting and audio visual with a ceiling height of 17 feet. A second meeting space, divisible into two rooms, will enhance conference breakout session capabilities, and facilitate smaller workshops, meetings and private functions.
The people of this spectacular land await you with open arms and smiles so genuine you will quickly realize this is no normal travel experience. Iqaluit is the capital of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, and lies just 313 kilometers south of the arctic circle at the end of Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island. Inuit are steeped in a culture thousands of years in the making. Our art is world famous for its storytelling of both the modern and ancient ways of our land. You will see large dramatic sculptures in our public spaces. Paintings, carvings, and crafts are available for purchase in the retail boutiques, galleries and restaurants of Iqaluit. Even our clothing is art and hand-crafted garments are a normal part of life here. There is much to do, come experience the exhilaration of dog sledding or snowmobiling on a crisp -45 degree celsius day. In the summer months, when the sun sleeps only for a few hours, go camping, fishing, kayaking or enjoy guided tundra hikes. And if that is not enough, the Aurora Borealis puts on its spectacular show from October to April. Tunngasugit, Welcome.