Sachs Harbour

Sachs Harbour

Ikaahuk – “Place to which you cross”

Population: 128

Our northernmost community, this tiny Inuvialuit settlement is the only outpost on Banks Island, Canada’s fifth largest. The island is home to more than half the world’s muskoxen, plus Aulavik National Park, the epic Thomsen River, bird sanctuaries, the famed HMS Investigator shipwreck, and, possibly, a few “pizzlies” – hybrid polar bear/grizzlies like the one that was identified here in 2006. Access is by air from Inuvik. 

 

Our Stories

Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

Parks Canada / National Parks & Historic Sites

Four National Parks are located in the Northwest Territories: Aulavik, Nahanni National Park Reverve, Tuktut Nogait and Wood Buffalo National Park. Read more

Banks Island Tundra Tours

Sightseeing, camping trips, snowmobiling and ATV and boat trips. Banks Island Tundra Tours is mostly for people who like camping. 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

Kuptana's Guest House

Accommodations in the hamlet of Sachs Harbour. Read more

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

June 21

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