Come witness the great migration

When Canada’s greatest reindeer herd moves from its winter range to its summer breeding grounds beside the Beaufort Sea, it passes near Inuvik. Wildlife-watchers flock to the road crossing to get a glimpse of one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles in the Arctic.

Reindeer herding in the Western Arctic goes back nearly 90 years. Today, Lloyd Binder owns the herd. He was born in Reindeer Station, NWT - a town the government built back in the 1930s for the reindeer herding project. It's been somewhat of a family business for the Binders. Lloyd's father, Otto, was a reindeer herder in the 1940s and 50s.

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