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Top Choice Art in Inuvik

Great Northern Arts Festival

The North's top art festival draws carvers, painters and other creators from across the circumpolar world. It's great for buying Arctic art, watching it being made and participating in cultural events.
Top Choice French in Inuvik

Andre's Place

Andre is a classically trained chef who learned his craft in Paris and he shares his culinary skills every Wednesday and Friday. Expect fine dining in an intimate setting; the menu changes weekly (see the updated me…
Top Choice Canadian in Inuvik


This fantastic mom-and-pop place has single-handedly elevated Inuvik's dining scene. The menu is succinct and makes the most of fresh local produce. Feast on whitefish tacos, grilled salmon and reindeer chili on the…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Inuvik


The best arts-and-crafts shop in town, stocking plenty of soapstone and whalebone carvings as well as jewelry made of NWT diamonds. The art section focuses heavily on the dramatic, moody prints and cards by Yukon ar…
Arts & Crafts in Inuvik

Inuvialuit Development Corp Building

Sells a decent selection of beaded moccasins, home-smoked moose-hide mukluks and crow boots, some beautiful musk-ox-horn carvings, a selection of Ulukhaktok (Holman) prints and some fine examples of colorful delta b…
Sports Bar in Inuvik


Inside the Mackenzie Hotel, the cavernous Shivers lounge takes over once the Mackenzie Grill closes for the day. A good place for a beer (they stock Yukon Gold and Yukon Red) while you watch the game on TV; they als…
Church in Inuvik

Our Lady of Victory Church

The town landmark is the wooden Our Lady of Victory Church, also called the Igloo Church, designed to reflect the local Inuvialuit culture. It has a resplendent gleaming dome and its appealing interior is decorated …
Cafe in Inuvik

Café Gallery

Inuvik's best – make that only – coffee stop, with the town's lone espresso maker, is the locals' favorite spot for a latte and gossip. It also does soup, muffins and have branched out into more substantial daily sp…
Fireworks in Inuvik

Sunrise Festival

Fireworks on the ice, a huge bonfire, music and dance greet the first sunrise after 30 days of darkness.
Canadian in Inuvik

Mackenzie Grill

With sophisticated breakfasts (try the spinach or Arctic char benny) and burgery lunches, this low-lit dining room in the Mackenzie Hotel is a pleasant option.