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26 Things That Are Totally Normal In Nunavut

Where the ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓃᑦ are bright and the ᑲᒦᒃ are warm.

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We asked Northerners, including the bloggers behind Finding True North, to tell us what makes life in Nunavut so unique.

This is what they told us.
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This is what they told us.

1. Snow in the middle of June.

Yes, summer just started. No, it doesn't matter.

3. Or this.

Nunavut counts Inuktut (Inuktitut and Innuinaqtun), French and English as its official languages.

4. Although sometimes you can't see the signs at all.

5. Eagerly awaiting the sealift delivery of a year's worth of groceries.

6. Going over the luggage weight limit after visiting Costco during a trip down south.

A jumbo pack of oatmeal cookies? I'll take 12.

7. Going bankrupt for one trip south.

$2,600 for a three-hour flight? Ugh.

$2,600 for a three-hour flight? Ugh.

8. Wearing seal fur (and not feeling bad about it).

@TheEllenShow I am an Inuit seal meat eater, and my fur is ethical, humane. #sealfie vs. #selfie

#SorryNotSorry, Paul McCartney.

9. Riding your bike on ice floes.

Still better than Toronto's bike infrastructure, amirite.

10. Accessorizing with mosquito netting.

So fetch.

11. Filling up your snowmobile at the gas station.

12. Nibbling on a slice of fresh, raw seal meat at the Toonik Tyme festival.

13. Having fond memories of Polarman — Iqaluit's very own superhero for more than 20 years.

Sadly, Polarman moved away last year.

15. Being visited by cuties like this.

16. Pitching in after a hunt.

17. Having to buy black-out curtains for the summer.

18. Paying out your ass for mundane grocery items.

19. Partying at the Royal Canadian Legion.

20. Buying premade fast food at the store since there's no other way to get it.

21. Polar bear-themed anti-littering posters.

Fun new Nunavut anti-litter poster.

22. But actually — the threat of polar bears is very real.

We have polar bears in our neighbourhood #dayinthelifeNU

23. Going outside and seeing this.

26. Which is why it's totally normal to wonder how you could ever leave.