Every two years, the Inuit come to Puvirnituq for approximately a week for the Snow Festival.
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 25th to 30th 2013.
The theme of the festival is “Revitalizing Soapstone Sculpture”.
To see impressions from the last Snow Festival go to...
And the 2013 Snow Festival's photos will be available at the following address: