Nunavut, “our land“, is defined by its people and places. It is an arctic territory that evokes images of vast space and endless skies, wide tundra plains, ice-capped mountains, lands and seas teeming with wildlife, and rich cultural traditions still practiced today.
Here, the idea of a park or a special place is different – it is linked more to utility and being on the land than beauty and aesthetics. Our parks and special places reflect that – they are prime hunting or fishing spots; they are good camping sites, perhaps used by families for generations; they are places of historical significance – where whispers of the past keep company with the ones who remain; and they are places that bring joy to their inhabitants. They are places filled with awe, meaning and attachment. They are places that say “katjaqnaaq” – I am content in this beautiful and special place. I have found peace, I am home.
We invite you to come north to share the beauty of Nunavut, to listen to the many voices of the land, and to gaze out over its magnificence and exclaim “Katjanaaq!“