Ulukhaktok

Ulukhaktok

“Where there is material for ulu knives”

Population: 465

Formerly known as Holman, this Inuvialuit community wraps around the head of an Arctic inlet on the west coast of Victoria Island, the ninth largest on Earth. It was founded as a Roman Catholic mission in the 1930s and is now famous for two things: The world’s northernmost golf course (each summer it hosts the Billy Joss Open Tournament), and exquisite Inuit prints. Access is by air from Inuvik and Yellowknife. 

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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

Ulukhaktok Adventures Ltd.

Big game hunts since 1999. Polar bear, muskox, wolves and caribou. Hunts between 5 and 14 days. Please call for details.  Read more

Arctic Char Inn

Ulukhaktok has traditionally been a meeting and resting place for Arctic travellers for thousands of years. Experience Arctic hospitality at its best at the Arctic Char Inn.  Read more

Ulukhaktok Arts Centre

Located in Ulukhaktok Northwest Territories, the Ulukhaktok Arts Centre has spent decades employing local artisans from the community. Formally the Holman Print Shop, the Centre produces prints, muskox carvings, qiviut... Read more

Ulukhaktok Golf Course

With artificial greens atop the tundra, Ulukhaktok is the coolest place you’ll play golf. The town’s nine-hole course if the world’s northernmost, and the annual Billy Joss Open draws visiting celebrity... Read more

BILLY JOSS OPEN CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

July

Each summer the Billy Joss Open Celebrity Golf Tournament is held to raise funds for literacy programs in the North. The three-day tournament includes both day and night golfing under the 24-hour sun. Read more

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

June 21

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