Millions of people from around the world were captivated by the stark beauty of the Igloolik area through the award-winning films of Igloolik-based Isuma Productions. These films tell many stories of Inuit life and the connections with Europeans, but what they subtly showcase is the tremendous cultural knowledge of the people that reside in Igloolik- hunters, storytellers, keepers of traditional knowledge. When you visit Igloolik you feel as you are entering the spirit of Inuit culture.
The Iglulik is an Inuktitut phrase meaning ‘there is a house here’, which refers to ancient sod houses that have been found in the area. It is this ancient connection that provides you with a wealth of experiences, including:
- Learning about the deeply rooted Inuit culture and language,
- Visiting ancient Inuit campsites, used for over 3,000 years ago
- Exploring the diverse surrounding ecosystem with walruses, whales, polar bears, caribou, and seals.