Welcome to the Arctic Circle
Inuvik is located 200km North of the Arctic Circle, on the East Cannel of the incredible ecosystem that is the Mackenzie Delta, located within the Taiga Forest just south of the treeline and Arctic Tundra.
Inuvik is the hub for our Mackenzie Delta communities. Serving Aklavik, Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtchic, including the coastal communities of Paulatuk, Uluhaktok, Sachs Harbour and the infamous end of the Trans Canada Highway Tuktoyaktuk N.T.
Inuvik has so many landmarks that are a must-see for every visitor. The Inuvik visitor center has very knowledgeable staff to assist you in adventures throughout our community
Inuvik in the Summer
In Summer the Inuvik buzzes with activity as we radiate with the excitement of the Midnight Sun.
An influx of dusty campervans, trucks, and motorcycles come through Inuvik after driving the Dempster Highway from Yukon. Along the way passing the Arctic Circle and admiring the Arctic Flora & Fauna, many looking for further adventure on Inuvik’s doorstep. Cynthia’s Bed and Breakfast is ready and waiting, offering a wonderful place to lay your head and rest up for the next leg of your adventure.
Canoeing, fishing, hiking and cycling are favourites in the Summer months, as the 24-hour sun keeps us energized and on the go.
Inuvik in the Winter
Winter offers a variety of experiences under the Noon Moon. Snowmobiling is one of Inuvik’s favourite Winter activities with 10,000 kilometres of Delta channels to explore.
If you prefer to be on your feet, there’s snowshoeing, winter camping, cross-country skiing and ice fishing.
Watch the skies light up at nighttime with the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), although the locals say that Inuvik is so far North that you must look South to see them.
Originally the local cultures of the region were The Inuvialuit, The Gwich’in and The Metis people.
Over the years since Inuvik was first built more and more cultures have joined us to make our community a truly multicultural one.