Puvirnituq Snow Festival

- Not to be missed! -

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A Snow Festival Not to be Missed!

altEvery two years, the Inuit come to Puvirnituq for approximately a week for the Snow Festival.

Qisik - Seal Skin
Qisik - Reclaiming Seal Skin

On this occasion, many different, exciting activities are put on, from snow sculpture contests to traditional games and competitions. In 2007, a five-metre-high polar bear made of snow marked the festivities.

In 2005, participants worked on a massive structure together: a giant igloo, 40 metres around and five metres high. More than 400 people entered it simultaneously. Every evening, music, dance and artistic performances are found at the community centre.

Our next festival will be held from March 20 to 25, 2017.

The theme of the festival is “Qisik - Reclaiming Seal Skin”.


Photos from the 2015 festival are available at

To see impressions from the 2013 Snow Festival go to...