April is when Iqaluit comes out to play. The weather is warming up (about 14°F/-10°C, on average), and it's the perfect time of year to get out on the land for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and dog-sledding. Toonik Tyme, Nunavut's biggest festival celebrating the return of spring, takes place in April, although the exact dates often change. Check www.tooniktyme.com to confirm dates. Events range from traditional (bannock making, seal skinning, and dog-sledding contests) to modern (an uphill snowmobile climb and the popular Fear Factor, where people eat all sorts of nasty things for a chance at the grand prize).

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