An adventure in the Arctic, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada



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    Come visit us in a really northern place and enjoy the toundra (no trees but beautiful lichen and tiny flowers during summer), snow (and some blizzards), great Northern light (aurora borealis). This city is isolated, no road linked it to any other communities, you will have to fly to come here and discover it, a unique cultural experience.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    At home, we speak French, but we all know English too and a few words and songs in Inuktitut. We live in a multicultural city (with 4 official languages in Nunavut : Inuktitut, English, French and Inuinaqun), with a lot of traditional activity organized by local associations. For exemple, every April is a igloo building contest and dogsleed races during the Toonik Time Festival.

  • Help


    We are a fun family who love to met new people from around the world, travelling, sharing dinner with friends and enjoying live. Our 4 kids are happy children, easy going and always happy to met now people. We are looking for a workaway who will enjoy playing with our kids, going outside with them and helping in the house (like putting the toys away and washing dishes). The 3 oldest kids are at school during most of the day, the youngest is at home and I need a childrenssiter when I study or to do some errand. All our kids are good swimmers (we have a public swimmingpool and library in Iqaluit), enjoy building Legos , board games and would love to learn music instrument (they did drum dancing and fiddle during summer camp) and to play outside.

    Note: We will be glad to host a family or a person traveling by themself.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    The workaday will be staying in our house and have his own bedroom. We appreciate when workaway sit with us for meals and help to clean after. The helper can use the Internet to communicate , but not excessively (it's limited and slow) and not during his time with the children. Their is no Internet coffee shop or cheap Internet acces in town, so if a traveller require Internet access, we suggest him to bring his own cell phone with datas (I think only Bell works, to be confirm).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located close to Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park (Iqaluit River), which is reknowed for it's river and natural landscape. Lot of Northern lights! Fishing, camping and geocaching are all possible (one of my favorite activity is cross country skiing). We have a public swimming pool in town, library, few restaurent/coffeshop, etc. If the helper want to discover dog sleeding, skidooing or go see the floe edge from the frozen sea there is organisations such as Outfitters with really friendly staff. The helper can visit Nunavut web site for more infos.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    About 20 hours per week

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