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The North Star Experience

Nov 26 - Dec 23
Located on the 3rd Level, near Lids

Join us onboard the North Star for a magical 3D projection experience through light and sound!

From the second you step in the train car and look through the window, you’ll be immersed in a whole new world. «CHOO CHOOO», the whistle blows as you depart the station and emerge in the Canadian wilderness. Spot animals, big and small, through trees and valleys. When the sun sets and the moon rises, spirit animals will come out to play while they guide you and the North Star through a winter wonderland. Mountains, valleys, villages, oceans flash by as you make your way further and further North, all with the magnificent background of the Northern Lights. Oh - a flash of a red coat, the footprint of a reindeer - is that who we think it is?  Disembark from the North Star to discover 3D Santa and all his forest friends. Before finishing your journey you can choose to capture the memory by taking a photo with your own device. 

*WARNING: This immersive experience may contain certain visual images including flashing lights or patterns that may cause altered vision, dizziness or motion sickness. Customers who are concerned about motion sickness or photosensitive epilepsy or conditions aggravated by visual stimuli, are advised to refrain from participating.


RESERVE YOUR SPOT BELOW

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A reservation fee is required to book your spot. All proceeds from your reservation fee will be donated to Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre, a non-profit organization that strives to strengthen health, belonging and food sovereignty in Iqaluit utilizing the power of tradition and community. Qajuqturvik improves access to good food by supporting local harvesting, preparation, education, training, and advocacy.

COLLABORATORS

We’re proud to have collaborated with the following Canadians to help get this holiday imagination train off the track:

Live Video Art 

LiveVideoArt, founded in 2015 by Scott Guy, is a growing visual solutions company specializing in video projection mapping and immersive designs. To service top brands, high-profile events and specialty agencies, LVA creates custom content, visual effects and high-calibre installations.

Producing experiential entertainment, interactive exhibits and amusement experiences across Canada, LVA prides itself on artistic vision paired with cutting-edge technologies that push creative boundaries.

Veronica Johnny

 

Veronica Johnny is a Cree/Dene multi-disciplinary, 2-Spirit, artist-entrepreneur and arts educator. Ms. Johnny is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and presently lives in Northern Ontario. Veronica founded The Johnnys, a multi-award nominated rock’n’roll band, with partner Dave Johnny. The Johnnys released their 4th album, Leathers and Feathers in June 2020. She’s the rhythm guitarist, lead singer and band manager. Their all-Cree single, Nisakihtan Kiya Kisoskatowin, climbed to the Top 10 on the Indigenous Music Countdown. Currently, Leathers and Feathers single is #9! As a singer-songwriter, at Veronica Johnny Music, she mixes acoustic guitar with hard rock and hand drum rhythms. She’s an Indigenous Woman Entrepreneur, engineer, producer, manager, musician, artist, digital storyteller, hand drummer and singer. Veronica also offers virtual workshops and healing events through her INDIGENous arts EDucation business called IndigenEd, with the intention of creating; understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people; safe spaces where individuals can do their healing; and facilitating land-based, art-focussed events.

@TheJohnnysRock | [email protected] @VeronicaJohnnyMusic | [email protected] @IndigenEd | [email protected] https://thejohnnys.com

Lucy Tulugarjuk

Lucy Tulugarjuk is the Managing Director of Uvagut TV - Canada's first Inuktut language television channel which launched in January 2021. A seasoned producer, director, actor, creative performer and television host, Lucy has worked in film/television for the past 20 years. Born in Churchill, MB, and raised in Igloolik and Sanirajak (Hall Beach), Nunavut, Lucy is well-known for her award-winning performances in feature films, including "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner", which won the Camera D’Or and Genie Award for Best Picture in 2002. She is the co-writer and director of the 2018 feature film, "Tia and Piujuq" and host of the Tunnganarniq Show. Lucy is Executive Director of Nunavut Independent Television Network which owns and operates Uvagut TV.

Chrystal Sparrow

Chrystal Sparrow is a xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Coast Salish artist and female carver. She designs traditional and contemporary Coast Salish art in red cedar and many other mediums. Her public art works are located at the BC Children's Hospital, the YVR International Airport, Starbucks and new locations.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Your health and safety is our number one priority. Please help us keep our holiday experience safe by following these guidelines.

Approximately 10 minutes.

Yes. Please allow up to 7-10 business days for your refund to be applied.

We are only able to accommodate the precise number of guests you reserved. Children ages 2 and under that can sit on your lap or in a carrier do not require a dedicated reservation.

Yes, your child’s stroller/carrier can be stored next to you on the train during the experience.

We are committed to the industry’s highest cleanliness standards, and we comply with the protocols and guidelines established by public health and governmental authorities. Our North Star Experience will be thoroughly cleaned between showings.

Yes, when making your reservation be sure to select the designated wheelchair accessible location.

In an effort to provide the safest possible holiday experience for our shoppers this year, Santa and his furry friends will make a virtual appearance in 3D at the end of the experience. You can capture the memory by taking a photo with your own device.

Photos/Videos with our 3D Santa can be captured using your personal device or camera (no flash photography please). There will be an ambassador on site to assist you in taking photos with your personal device if required.

According to guidelines issued by provincial health authorities, masks or face coverings are mandatory for people when visiting our shopping centre.

All proceeds from your reservation fee will be donated to Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre. A non-profit organization that strives to strengthen health, belonging and food sovereignty in Iqaluit utilizing the power of tradition and community. Qajuqturvik improves access to good food by supporting local harvesting, preparation, education, training, and advocacy.

We’re proud to have collaborated with the following amazing Canadians on this project:

Live Video Art (Video Projection Mapping & Immersive Experience) - LiveVideoArt, founded in 2015 by Scott Guy, is a growing visual solutions company specializing in video projection mapping and immersive designs. To service top brands, high-profile events and specialty agencies, LVA creates custom content, visual effects and high-calibre installations. Producing experiential entertainment, interactive exhibits and amusement experiences across Canada, LVA prides itself on artistic vision paired with cutting-edge technologies that push creative boundaries.

Veronica Johnny (Educator & Knowledge Keeper) - Veronica Johnny is a Cree/Dene multi-disciplinary, 2-Spirit, artist-entrepreneur and arts educator. Ms. Johnny is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and presently lives in Northern Ontario. Veronica founded The Johnnys, a multi-award nominated rock’n’roll band, with partner Dave Johnny. The Johnnys released their 4th album, Leathers and Feathers in June 2020. She’s the rhythm guitarist, lead singer and band manager. Their all-Cree single, Nisakihtan Kiya Kisoskatowin, climbed to the Top 10 on the Indigenous Music Countdown. Currently, Leathers and Feathers single is #9! As a singer-songwriter, at Veronica Johnny Music, she mixes acoustic guitar with hard rock and hand drum rhythms. She’s an Indigenous Woman Entrepreneur, engineer, producer, manager, musician, artist, digital storyteller, hand drummer and singer. Veronica also offers virtual workshops and healing events through her INDIGENous arts EDucation business called IndigenEd, with the intention of creating; understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people; safe spaces where individuals can do their healing; and facilitating land-based, art-focussed events.

Chrystal Sparrow (Educator & Knowledge Keeper) - Chrystal Sparrow is a xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Coast Salish artist and female carver. She designs traditional and contemporary Coast Salish art in red cedar and many other mediums. Her public art works are located at the BC Children's Hospital, the YVR International Airport, Starbucks and new locations.

Lucy Tulugarjuk (Educator & Knowledge Keeper) - Lucy Tulugarjuk is the Managing Director of Uvagut TV - Canada's first Inuktut language television channel which launched in January 2021. A seasoned producer, director, actor, creative performer and television host, Lucy has worked in film/television for the past 20 years. Born in Churchill, MB, and raised in Igloolik and Sanirajak (Hall Beach), Nunavut, Lucy is well-known for her award-winning performances in feature films, including "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner", which won the Camera D’Or and Genie Award for Best Picture in 2002. She is the co-writer and director of the 2018 feature film, "Tia and Piujuq" and host of the Tunnganarniq Show. Lucy is Executive Director of Nunavut Independent Television Network which owns and operates Uvagut TV.