Nain Population: 1,170
Feel the strong Inuit identity in Nain. A recent hunt drying in the sun outside someone's home or stories being told by elders to each other in Inuktitut. Nain is alive with traditions.

Nain is the most northern and largest community in Nunatsiavut. Founded in 1771 by Moravian Missionaries, Nain was an important outpost for the missionizing efforts of the Moravians. Beautiful artifacts and buildings built by the Moravians remain in the community to this day.

Nain has always been a hub of activity. Acting as the administrative capital for the Nunatsiavut Government, Nain is home to many important initiatives in Nunatsiavut – including the OKalaKatiget Society (the Nunatsiavut based news agency), the Torngat Fish Producers Cooperative (local arctic char industry), the Voisey's Bay Nickel Mine, and acting as the gateway to the Torngat Mountains National Park.

Nain is surrounded by an ancient geology and an ancient history.

Things to see and do

  • Hike to the top of Mt. Sophie or Nain Hill for stunning views of the community and the area
  • Learn to make pitsik (dry fish) with local fishermen
  • Visit the OKalaKatiget Society and learn a few Inuktitut words with one of the radio hosts
  • Stop by Torngat Arts & Crafts to purchase artwork from Labrador Inuit artisansr
  • Visit the Moravian Church and catch a performance by the local brass band
  • Meet internationally known carvers and visit their workspacek
  • Purchase arctic char caught locally from the Nain Fish Plant during the summer season.
Did you know?

The Illusuak Cultural Centre – designed by world-renowned architect Todd Saunders (known for designing the luxurious Fogo Island Inn) – is well under construction in Nain and will open in 2017. Illusuak will be a place to celebrate Labrador Inuit culture and heritage.

Accommodation and dinning

The Atsanik Lodge
Tel: 709-922-2910