Iqaluit, located on southern Baffin Island, is the capital of Nunavut. The diverse community is the transportation and administrative centre of the region and offers a variety of modern conveniences. Iqaluit is a rapidly growing city, with many exciting new economic and social opportunities. The area is home to numerous historical and natural attractions. Qaummaarviit Territorial Historic Park, which hosts numerous Thule archaeological sites as well as a variety of wildlife and archaeological sites, is within walking distance at the Sylvia Grinnell River and Territorial Park. The historic Soper River, a designated Canadian Heritage River, and Katannilik Territorial Park, located to the south, can also be accessed from Iqaluit. It has a population of over 6,000 people.