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Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Reviewed 30 July 2014

There is no way that you would take the long two-day (assuming the flights aren't cancelled, which often happens) long and expensive flight and pay the outrageous (compared to back home but understandable here) prices, just to see this relatively small though fairly new building. Unless, of course, you are "capitol hunters" like we are. Having seen all of the other provincial (and territorial, Canadians make the distinction) capitols in Canada, we simply HAD to come, and in fact came straight here from the plane for the daily 1:00 PM tour. I can't say it is better than the others, only that it is unique and wonderful for what it is. First, to clear up what confused me: That large windowed space over the front (actually repeated at the rear) does NOT bow out towards the street. It isn't a "boat" shape, but a flat-bottomed "sled" shape, a theme repeated throughout the building. The actual Assembly room is circular, like the Inuit-inspired capitol in Yellowknife, with sealskin seating and Inuit art all around. You can see a lot on your own, but you miss a lot of the history and meaning of it all without the guided tour, and it's free.

5  Thank snochasr
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

The legislative assembly of nunavut is very nice! I love the seal skinned seating and the unique Inuit carvings and art work. I love visiting the Leg! Very nice library on the 3rd floor as well.

3  Thank Sgran0430
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Inuit arts and design, symbolism and culture ! Took a very informative guided tour of the Legislative Building - a must for every visitor to Iqaluit with an hour to spare !

3  Thank skibumal
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

The art and artifacts are beautiful - right down to the his/her bathroom signs! The assembly chambers are very obvious Inuit. There is not a lot to see - but you'll definitely want a camera while you are there.

3  Thank jstead
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

The building is open for visits during regular business hours and visiting the public areas will only take about 10 to 15 minutes. This spectacularly well designed space represents the north very well and is impressive to behold. The art exhibited inside is the best around and the rich, organic feel of the building, trimmed in natural wood and upholstered in animal skins is very welcoming.

3  Thank Eric J
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