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Beach in Uluhaktok


Boats on the shore of Uluhaktok. Photo Credit Anne Kokko


Wild flowers of Uluhaktok. Photo Credit: Terry Parker


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Formerly known as Holman, this Inuvialuit community of about 500 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.

Its name translates to "where there is ulu material," referring to the copper used to make semi-circular Inuit knives called ulus.

And like many remote Inuit communities, Ulukhaktok is famous for art. Don't leave this community without picking up an art print, a pair of sealskin mittens or other traditional Inuit crafts like a tea cosy or doll.

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