Nunavut, Canada may be the largest place you've never heard of. Nevertheless, cheap hotel deals in Nunavut are easier to find than you think. Don't be surprised, however, if a polar bear, moose, or reindeer lumbers nearby; half the world's polar bears live in Nunavut, as do several hundred thousand caribou. Nunavut is one of the world's major bird nesting destinations as well as the breeding grounds for large, exotic wildlife, including walrus, seal, narwhal, beluga, and musk-ox.
The newest Canadian territory is a special part of the Arctic archipelago. Vikings dared to navigate the bays, straights, and massive ice floes to Ellesmere Island over a thousand years ago. Nunavut hotel packages can include cruises that safely recreate the heroic expeditions taken by the famous explorers who set sail to discover the fabled, yet once elusive Northwest Passage. Tell Amundsen to move over; you can make the Passage, too.
Anyone interested in a cheap Nunavut hotel deal had better be ready for adventure. The walrus will do all the basking in the bright Arctic sun. You'll be too busy camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, dogsledding, hunting, and fishing. Experienced, professional guides well versed in the history of the territory will teach you the traditional techniques of the Inuit, who thrived in the region for 4,000 years prior to the arrival of electricity, modern comforts, and tools.
Life may be easier today, but don't discount the Inuit. Their culture is alive and well. The reservations you make today can bring you a step closer to the Inuit Olympics, which include competitive storytelling, throat-singing, and drum dancing. To celebrate the change of seasons, the Inuit stage presents theatrical performances and circus acts, and they engage in huge communal feasts featuring traditional as well as contemporized versions of their unique cuisine.
Nunavut features dozens of national and territorial parks and some of the most important wildlife sanctuaries on the planet. At Fossil Creek, you can join the hunt for species dating back 450 million years, and Lake Louise is known as the hiking capital of Canada. If you are truly daring, however, you can head to one of the Nunavut hotels in Resolute, and join an expedition to the top of the world, the North Pole.
Fewer than 30,000 people live in this vast territory, and hotels in Nunavut are scattered throughout the region and its disparate settlements. To get the best rates on Nunavut hotel deals and prices on the expeditions, you'll need to book your rooms well in advance.