Welcome to ‘the Discovery’ – Iqaluit’s Boutique Hotel. As Nunavut’s only boutique Hotel, ‘the Discovery’ offers guests unmatched comfort and unexpected luxury in the arctic. Our contemporary design is inspired by the elements of nature found around us in Iqaluit and offers an intimate atmosphere to unwind and relax.

‘the Discovery’ offers 36 stylish guest rooms all of which feature high-end amenities, luxurious bed coverings, wi-fi service and everything the discerning traveller needs.

Centrally located in downtown Iqaluit, we are close to wherever you need to go. Come experience unexpected luxury at ‘the Discovery’ – Iqaluit’s Boutique Hotel.

Discover Us

About ‘the Discovery’
‘the Discovery’ – formerly known as The Discovery Lodge Hotel has long been a part of Iqaluit’s business community. Originally built to be Pan-Am Airline’s Crew Hotel, the current site has seen many celebrities, politicians and Northern legends pass through its doors.

Coming to Iqaluit
Iqaluit is like any other modern Arctic town with all the services and conveniences one would expect in a Capital City. However, the closeness of the arctic tundra and landscape means you can escape and find solitude in mere minutes.

Upon your arrival to the Iqaluit Airport, please look for ‘the Discovery’ courtesy phone to request our airport shuttle.


Pan-Am Suite

Our most exclusive suite designed to maximize your relaxation time. The suite features a private bedroom with a King size Discovery signature bed and flat screen TV, a lounge furnished with a couch, chaise, 42” flat screen TV as well as a dining area.

The Pan-Am Suite washroom is expansive, complete with a heat lamp and luxury toiletries to help you unwind from your day.

Boutique Business

Comfort and Luxury for the corporate traveller await you, complete with a Discovery King size bed and everything you need to ensure your business trip is a success including internet access and extra room to spread out or hold that important private meeting.

Boutique Queen

‘the Discovery’ Queen room promises comfort and indulgence when you stay with us. Everything you need to make your stay relaxing and restful is here, from the luxury bedding and large screen TV to the quality bath products.

Discovery Double

You won’t be disappointed with the comfort you will find in the Boutique Double complete with conveniences that go beyond your expectations. You will be well taken care of and feel at ease whether it is sleeping in your Discovery bed, or relaxing and watching the flat screen TV.

Discovery Room

Luxury and serenity await you in this room beautifully decorated with a Queen size Discovery bed complete with feather pillows and down duvet, calming washroom with all amenities.

Standard Amenities
At ‘the Discovery’, we aspire to make your stay as luxurious and comfortable as possible by meeting your needs and then some.  Wake up well rested after a sleep in one of our Discovery beds, in a beautifully decorated room with our remarkable in-room entertainment and internet access.



  • Weekly Newspapers
  • 42’ Flat Screen TV
  • Movie & Sports channels
  • Multi-lingual channels


  • Discovery Signature Bed
  • Throw Pillows
  • 350 Thread Count Linen
  • Feather Pillows
  • Down Duvets


  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Make-up/Shaving Mirror
  • Hairdryer


  • Phone with voicemail
  • Clock Radio with Alarm
  • Free Wifi Internet Access
  • Work desk with lamp
  • Spare electrical outlet at desk


  • Individual Climate Control
  • Work Desk
  • Rich Fabrics
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Ergonomic Desk Chair
  • 100% Non Smoking Guestrooms
  • Coffee maker


  • Cribs (available upon request)
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Sprinklers in Room
  • Smoke Detectors in Room

All our rooms are exquisitely decorated and recently renovated keeping our guests needs in mind. Go ahead, indulge yourself in unexpected comfort, luxury and serenity you won’t find anywhere else in the Arctic.

Granite Room



The beautiful and tastefully decorated Granite Room offers an outstanding dining experience like no other. Discover something unique when you dine with us, inspired by fine French restaurants, the cuisine found at the Granite Room is sure to please everyone. Featuring tastes of the North like you’ve never encountered, and daily table d’hote specials, we are sure to please all tastes and preferences.

From an intimate dinner for two to a large reception, Discover the difference the Granite Room can provide for you. From our friendly, efficient service to our attention to detail, let us make your dinner, event or occasion one to remember.

Offering a spacious facility, “the Discovery” provides an inspiring setting for events and can be modified to suit specific requests. From an intimate dinner for two to a large reception, Discover the difference the Granite Room can provide for you. From our friendly, efficient service to our attention to detail, let us make your dinner, event or occasion one to remember.


Monday – Saturday:   7:00AM – 9:00AM


Sunday:   11:00AM – 2:00PM


Monday – Saturday:   11:45AM – 2:00PM


Monday – Sunday:   6:00PM – 9:00PM


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The Discovery

Iqaluit's Boutique Hotel