Inuvik

Inuvik

“Place of people”

Population: 3,396

The northern NWT’s regional hub, this busy town was engineered in the late 1950s as the territory’s first “planned” community. Today it’s a vibrant mix of Inuvialuit, Gwich’in and non-Native residents, all gathered on the boreal flats along the easternmost channel of the Mackenzie Delta. There’s a rich visitor industry: hotels, restaurants, galleries and a variety of tour providers. Access is by air or via the stunning Dempster Highway. In winter, ice roads radiate to Tuktoyaktuk and Aklavik. 

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Arctic Adventure Tours & Arctic Chalet

Real Arctic Adventure Tours out of Inuvik - way up north above the Arctic Circle! We offer a variety of summer and winter tours. In summer we feature Cultural Tuk Tours, a spectacular flying tour and... Read more

Tundra North Tours Ltd.

Thinking about visiting Canada's North? Let us organize your trip so you can focus on enjoying your #AuthenticArcticExperience! Local tour operator offering tours in the Mackenzie Delta area, including boat and... Read more

Midnight Express Tours

We offer boat cruises on Mackenzie Delta. Custom tours can be arranged to accommodate anyone. Read more

Gwich'in Helicopters Ltd.

Helicopter charters out of Inuvik to locations throughout the Mackenzie Delta, including Tuktoyaktuk. Read more

Aklak Air

Scheduled air transportation to Paulatuk, Tuktoyaktuk, Sachs Harbour, Ulukhaktok and seasonally to Fort McPherson out of Inuvik and air charter service to anywhere in the Western Arctic. Read more

Road's End Golf Club

The only licenced golf course north of sixty to boast of six holes complete with grassed fairways and artificial greens constructed from a former gravel pit. Read more

Only Way Outfitting

Born & raised in Inuvik, Northwest Territories our experienced lead guide Jimmy Kalinek is ready to help you discover the alluring Mackenzie Delta in Canada's Western Arctic. An avid hunter, a skilled outdoors-man,... Read more

Arctic Adventure Tours & Arctic Chalet

Real Arctic Adventure Tours out of Inuvik - way up north above the Arctic Circle! We offer a variety of summer and winter tours. In summer we feature Cultural Tuk Tours, a spectacular flying tour and... Read more

Capital Suites - Inuvik

Welcome to Capital Suites Inuvik, where we consistently provide a clean, friendly and professional environment for you. Your spices are waiting, as we know you will want to cook in our exquisitely appointed suites. Come... Read more

Gwich'in Territorial Campground (Gwich'in Territorial Park)

Enjoy the spectacular shoreline of Campbell Lake, try your luck fishing, hike in search of unique rocks and fossils, or hit the beach for a swim above the Arctic Circle. There are just a few of the options... Read more

Ja'k Territorial Park

Just outside Inuvik, this park features an observation tower with excellent views of the surrounding scenery and prime bird-watching. Watch for falcons, eagles and ducks, our summer residents. There is an abundance... Read more

Andre's Place

Located in a quiet, residential area just minutes from downtown, Andre's Place is Inuvik's newest getaway. Read more

Happy Valley Territorial Park

Located in the heart of Inuvik, this park offers 19 powered and eight non-powered sites, and convenient access to the town’s attractions. The park is situated on a bluff overlooking the east branch of the Mackenzie... Read more

Nova Inn

A state-of-the-art hotel opened in 2005. Convenient access to the business section of town and the hospital. Read more

Mackenzie Hotel

Centrally located in downtown Inuvik, the Mackenzie Hotel offers a wide range of lavishly appointed suites and guest services. Whether your travel is for business or leisure, we have all the essentials to fill your... Read more

Andre's Place

Located in a quiet, residential area just minutes from downtown, Andre's Place is Inuvik's newest getaway. Read more

Originals on Mackenzie

Northern and local arts and crafts, carvings, clothing, gifts and diamonds. Open year-round. Closed Sundays. Read more

Tonimoes Restaurant and Shivers Lounge

The Mackenzie Hotel is proud to present our first class dining room, Tonimoes. Read more

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation

We Specialize in arts and crafts by Inuvialuit artists, also products made from qivuit, the extra warm, light weight wool of the muskox.   Read more

Cloud Nine

Cafe at the Inuvik Airport. Read more

Gwich'in Tribal Council

Providing a great selection of traditional Gwich’in arts and crafts. Read more

Alestine's

Serving local caught fish and chips, reindeer dishes, and specialty desserts in a unique outdoor location near Happy Valley Campground in the heart of Inuvik. Read more

IRC Craft Shop

Specializing in arts and crafts by local Inuvialuit artists. Our office is located on the main floor of the Inuvialuit Corporate Centre. Please stop by or shop online. Read more

Moe's Stationary

Stationary, office supplies, souvenir items, gifts, and more.  Read more

Happy Valley Territorial Park

Located in the heart of Inuvik, this park offers 19 powered and eight non-powered sites, and convenient access to the town’s attractions. The park is situated on a bluff overlooking the east branch of the Mackenzie... Read more

Ja'k Territorial Park

Just outside Inuvik, this park features an observation tower with excellent views of the surrounding scenery and prime bird-watching. Watch for falcons, eagles and ducks, our summer residents. There is an abundance... Read more

The Igloo Church

Possibly the North’s most iconic, most photographed structure, the Our Lady of Victory church in downtown Inuvik is a bleach-white cylinder capped by a silvery dome, imitating the Inuvialuit snow-houses of old. The... Read more

Gwich'in Territorial Campground

Enjoy the spectacular shoreline of Campbell Lake, try your luck fishing, hike in search of unique rocks and fossils, or hit the beach for a swim above the Arctic Circle. There are just a few of the options... Read more

Road’s End Golf Club

Built in 2009, Inuvik's Road’s End Golf Club boasts a grassy, 250-yard driving range and a three-hole course. Keep an eye out for ravens as you swing – the course once had to close when the sneaky birds made... Read more

Gwich'in Territorial Park

The Dempster Highway serves as a boundary for this 8,800-hectare park, which includes two campgrounds (Vadzaih Van Tshik Campground and Gwich’in Territorial Campground), two day-use areas (Ehjuu... Read more

EHJUU NJIK DAY USE AREA

Just off the side of the Dempster Highway, this day-use area has washrooms and access to great fishing.    Read more

NIHTAK DAY USE AREA

You'll find washrooms and a boat launch at this Depmster Highway day-use area.    Read more

SUNRISE FESTIVAL

January 6-8

Every December the sun sets for the last time below the horizon, and after nearly 30 days of darkness the return of the sun is celebrated at the annual Inuvik Sunrise Festival. Read more

ARCTIC IMAGE FESTIVAL

Late February

Celebrate images from the Arctic (north of the Arctic Circle and Nunavut). Images captured in photos and short videos will be featured during the festival. Competition is open to everyone and has professional, amateur... Read more

TOP OF THE WORLD SKI LOPPET

March

This annual event organized by the Inuvik Ski Club invites athletes to compete in six different races ranging from 150 metres to 150 kilometres. Read more

END OF THE ROAD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Mid-March

Two fantastic days of music, dancing and festivities. Read more

MUSKRAT JAMBOREE

April 7-10

2017 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Muskrat Jamboree! This Friday-to-Monday festival features several skills contests, including snowshoe races, dogsledding, tea boiling and log sawing. Also, the annual Muskrat Cup... Read more

Arctic Image Festival

June

Here you will see the beauty of the Arctic come alive through photographs of this amazing part of the world. The festival will be held in Inuvik at The Midnight Sun Complex. Feel free to enter one of our... Read more

SUMMER SOLSTICE FUN RUN

Mid-June

Sign up for a 5K, 10K or half-marathon run beneath the stunning midnight sun. Read more

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

June 21

Territorial holiday with events in all communities. Contact town offices for details. Read more

GREAT NORTHERN ARTS FESTIVAL

July 14-23

This annual festival features up to 80 visual artists and 40 performers from across the North who gather each summer in Inuvik to celebrate the diversity that is Canada’s Arctic. There are Inuit, Inuvialuit, Gwich’in,... Read more

FALL FAIR

Early September

 Games for all ages, plus a BBQ, face painting and a gardening competition. Held at the Inuvik Community Greenhouse Read more