Canada’s largest and northernmost federal territory, Nunavut was separated from the Northwest Territories only in 1999—making it Canada’s newest territory as well. It’s also the least populous, making it perfect for seniors who like their solitude—and a glittering view of the Northern Lights.

Major inhabited areas include the capital, Iqaluit, situated on Baffin Island—as well as Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet, Akimiski Island, and portions of Victoria Island. Outdoor enthusiasts love kayaking, hiking, camping, canoeing, and boundless opportunities for spotting wildlife. Inhabitants and visitors have the opportunity to watch the ice at a floe edge, catch the great caribou birthings near Rankin and chesterfield inlets, and hike among bird habitats, fascinating archaeological sites, and stunning wilderness vistas.

Check out our free listing of Nunavut retirement communities today, and find the perfect spot for your retirement off the beaten track. You never know—your next retirement adventure could be waiting just around the next bend in the river.