“Place of people”
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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