Nunavut Tourism is a not-for-profit membership association existing to encourage tourism development by providing specialized knowledge and expertise in five key areas: marketing, research, product development, training, and visitor services.
Working in partnership with governments, Inuit associations, communities, and tourism operators, Nunavut Tourism promotes those tourism opportunities, which offer a means of sustainable economic growth, cultural preservation and social benefits for the people of Nunavut.
Their vision is to facilitate the development of an environmentally responsible and economically viable tourism industry in Nunavut, characterized by professionalism and operating in harmony with Inuit culture and tradition.
In July 2005, two young Aussies Chris Bray and Clark Carter plunged inside the Arctic Circle to travel unsupported across Victoria Island, the world's ninth largest and largely unexplored island. After 58 days of hauling, paddling and dragging 250kgs of gear behind them in their home-made aluminium kayaks with fold-down wheels, they were only 1/3 the way across! It was such an incredible adventure though - including wolves, polar bears, artefacts, blizzards and unseen landscapes - that they vowed to return. After two years of prep, The iiNet 1000 Hour Day Expedition set of in 2008, and finished what they started.