Day 7: Inuvik – Tuktoyaktuk - Inuvik
It’s a full day today as the tour heads north on the newly completed road to Tuktoyaktuk, an isolated coastal village with a population of 900 people. The biggest town above the treeline, “Tuk” juts boldly into the Arctic Ocean. Its name comes from the Inuvialuktun word meaning “resembling a caribou” and it has the distinction of being the first community in Canada to revert to its
traditional name. Over the years it has served as a base for Inuvialuit caribou and beluga hunting, a DEW Line radar site, and a centre of oil and gas exploration. Today it welcomes visitors, who tour the nearby “pingo” hills,
sample traditional foods and, of course, cool their heels in the Arctic Ocean. Because of its remoteness, Tuk is a prime place to experience the contrast between traditional and modern lifestyles.
You will have a tour of the town to have a look at the pingos rising up from the tundra and learn about First Nation’s history. At the end of the tour, the tour returns to Inuvik – sit back and enjoy the scenery on this 2-hour drive.
Overnight: 3* Mackenzie Hotel Inuvik or similar