Welcome to Tuktoyaktuk


Pods of belugas may be seen in summer. Visible year-round are pingos, of which the Tuk Peninsula has the Western Arctic's highest concentration. Some 1400 of these huge mounds of earth and ice dot the land; the largest two have been designated the Pingo Canadian Landmark.

In Tuk, notable buildings include two replica sod houses – traditional Inuvialuit dwellings, and the Icehouse – a natural freezer dug into the permafrost where villagers keep their catch. Near the two is the beautifully restored Our Lady of Lourdes schooner; it delivered supplies to far-flung Catholic missions in the Arctic in the 1930s and ’40s.


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