Kimmirut, (Nunavut)

Snow Park

Sitting at the end of a fjord with a 40-ft tide, Kimmirut offers various paraskiing destinations. You can ride the fjord off to a one kilometer-wide stretch or navigate to narrow passage to the Floe Edge. If you take a one-hour skidoo ride east toward Iqaluit, you can reach a 50 km long plateau. A number of cabins dot the trail for paraski enthusiasts to keep warm after blowing in the wind.

Arctic Wind Riders' Club

From January to the end of May, residents and visitors can take lessons or rent paraski equipment through the Club. 

Initiation course registration by reservation only.

Equipment Rental: kites, harness, skis, boots and helmets 

Contact:  Recreation Services  



Noah Kootoo 

Moe Michael 

Billyt Avakak


Meaning: Heel

Population: 433

Previously known as Lake Harbour, the community of Kimmirut is named after a nearby marble outcropping that looks like “a heel”. Located on the southern coast of Baffin Island near the mouth of the Soper River, this picturesque town is known for the unusual gemstones and minerals found in the marble deposits. Access to uncommon varieties of local stone has helped local carvers develop a world market for their sculptures.