Part of what makes Kimmirut special is its remoteness. There are no roads to Nunavut so the territory must be reached by air or sea. Kimmirut is readily visited by air and is serviced by two airlines – First Air and Ken Borek. There are four flights a week from Iqaluit which is both the capital of Nunavut and its travel hub. The flight from Nunavut to Kimmirut is about 30 minutes. Both of these airlines also offer charter flights. To get to Iqaluit, both
First Air and Canadian North Airlines offer daily service from Ottawa, the closest southern destination. In addition, there are three flights per week from Montreal to Iqaluit and also from Edmonton to Iqaluit via Yellowknife and Rankin Inlet. From there one can catch a connecting flight to Kimmirut.
Another option which allows one to view the Arctic landscape by sea, is to visit by cruise ship. This service is generally offered from July to September.Visiting cruise companies do change from year to year, so it is best to check with Nunavut Tourism or the Katannilik Visitor Centre in Kimmirut for the most current information concerning cruise ships coming to Kimmirut.
Since Kimmirut is very close to Iqaluit (only thirty minutes by plane), tour companies will arrange charter day-trips for interested parties. For travelers wishing to explore this option, it is advisable to book in advance. Eco-tourism groups who are travelling to Katannilik Territorial Park will make Kimmirut their destination.
During the winter, you can access Kimmirut overland from Iqaluit via snowmobile, taking the well-travelled Itijjagiaq Trail. This is an ancient travel corridor that runs 120 km through Katannilik Park. The length of the trip is about six hours, though this can vary depending on snow conditions and weather. There are shelters available en route. If you are considering this option, you should consult with the Katannilik Park Visitor Centre and relevant websites on www.nunavutparks.com.